35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

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35 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Drive + Fly:  27​h
1
Darwin
— 1 day
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Karratha
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
6
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
7
Caloundra
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
10
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
12
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
13
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
14
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: London

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day
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 17th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin online trip itinerary planner .

London, UK to Darwin is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Darwin due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in October; daily highs in Darwin reach 39°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Karratha.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Karratha

Karratha
Karratha is a city in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, adjoining the port of Dampier. For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Karratha holiday planner .

Explore your travel options from Darwin to Karratha with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Darwin to Karratha. You will leave for Melbourne on the 18th (Thu).

Things to do in Karratha

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some cultural insight at Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. Get outdoors at Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, and steep yourself in history at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Karratha to Melbourne. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Karratha to Melbourne. In October in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Floriade, take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for little chillier nights in Canberra, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Floriade ©
Floriade
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

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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.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. There's lots more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Camp Cove, and explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sydney sightseeing planner.

Drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Canberra in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Take a break from the city and head to Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Wanggoolba Creek. Relax by the water at Indian Head and Eli Creek.

Make your Fraser Island itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Caloundra.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

1
night
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
On the 30th (Tue), stroll through Kings Beach, then kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, and then play a few rounds at Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach and then kick back and relax at Dicky Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Caloundra trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Caloundra takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Caloundra can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Caloundra

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mooloolaba Beach, Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis
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Highlights from your plan
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach

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night
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): cruise along Captain Cook Highway and then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

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Drive from Caloundra to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Captain Cook Highway
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Burleigh Head National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Carrara Markets, kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, and then stroll through Coolangatta Beach.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast travel planner.

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In November, Port Douglas is a bit warmer than Gold Coast - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

3
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Myall Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Daintree National Park and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. There's more to do: stroll through Cow Bay Beach and take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation day trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cow Bay Beach
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

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nights
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.
Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. There's more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Cairns day trip planning website .

Do a combination of car, ferry, and bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Murray Street Vineyards and Torbreck Wines. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Greenock (Ballycroft Vineyard and Cellars & Kalleske Wines), God's Hill Wines (in Lyndoch) and Tscharke's Place (in Marananga). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Flaxman Wines and learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide online holiday planner .

Fly from Cairns to Adelaide in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in November, things will get slightly colder in Adelaide: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Greenock, Marananga, God's Hill Wines, Seppeltsfield, Flaxman Wines
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of All Saints Anglican Church, then do a tasting at Tyler's Vineyard, and then identify plant and animal life at Caversham Wildlife Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Perth trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Perth takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Perth is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Adelaide in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Perth, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Perth

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fremantle, Tyler's Vineyard, Caversham Wildlife Park, All Saints Anglican Church
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
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