35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

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35 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  7​h
1
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Darwin
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Albany
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
10
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
12
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
13
Noosa
— 3 nights
+3
train + foot + Fly + shuttle:  9​h 30​min
14
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
15
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Auckland

1
night
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island day trip planning tool .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) is minus 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

1
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Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove, examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, and then make a splash at Wave Lagoon.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Darwin online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Darwin in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
Wave Lagoon ©
Wave Lagoon

2
nights
Broome

A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stop by The Sandalwood Gallery Broome, explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point, then kick back and relax at Cable Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Broome road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Broome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Darwin to Broome, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. November in Broome sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

1
night
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Middleton Beach, admire the striking features of The Church of Saint John the Evangelist, then enjoy the sand and surf at Greens Pool, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, then get great views at Rotary Lookout Albany, then examine the collection at Albany's Historic Whaling Station, and finally make a trip to Albany Wind Farm.

Plan trip to Albany with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Broome to Albany takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Broome in November, things will get colder in Albany: highs are around 25°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Greens Pool
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National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Albany Wind Farm ©
Albany Wind Farm

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Margaret River

A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup) and Jewel Cave (in Augusta). There's much more to do: Head underground at Lake Cave, learn about winemaking at Cape Grace Wines, look for gifts at Lloyds of Margaret River, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Margaret River sightseeing app .

Drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Perth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trips

Boranup, Augusta, Ngilgi Cave, Cape Grace Wines
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Food Tours
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the activities along Swan River, then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Fremantle Markets, then stroll through Cottesloe Beach, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Perth road trip planning app .

Getting from Margaret River to Perth by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Perth can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Fremantle Markets, Cottesloe Beach
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Food Tours
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

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Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get curious at Questacon, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and finally make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, then get a sense of history and politics at Royal Australian Mint, and finally identify plant and animal life at Floriade.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Canberra trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Perth to Canberra in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Perth in November, with highs in Canberra at 28°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

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nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 15th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne route planner.

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Melbourne are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
nights
Hobart

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart route planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Melbourne, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hobart, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Food Tours
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary

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nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip website .

You can fly from Hobart to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hobart in November; daily highs in Sydney reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Coastal walk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, and then visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): meet the residents at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park, then putt your heart out at Port Macquarie Driving Range and Mini Golf, then explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Port Macquarie takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): make a splash at WetSide Water Park, grab your bike and head to Esplanade, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hervey Bay travel route builder .

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Hervey Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Port Macquarie in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hervey Bay: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Esplanade ©
Esplanade
 WetSide Water Park ©
WetSide Water Park

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Noosa National Park and Kings Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Mooloolaba (Sea Life Sunshine Coast & Mooloolaba Beach). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, don't miss a visit to Hastings Street, stroll through Peregian Beach, and explore the activities along Noosa River.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Noosa day trip planner.

You can drive from Hervey Bay to Noosa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Kings Beach
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 26:
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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Port Douglas

Port Douglas ©
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
On the 27th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef. On your second day here, get interesting insight from Tours.

Plan my trip to Port Douglas with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of bus, train, flight, and shuttle from Noosa to Port Douglas in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
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Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

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Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Explore hidden gems such as Botanical Gardens and Balloon Rides. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove--about 32 minutes away. Spend the 29th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, enjoy some diversion at Muddy's Playground, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cairns trip planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 1:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Balloon Rides

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