36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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36 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Krakow
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Albany
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  11​h 15​min
4
Warrnambool
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
6
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
9
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
10
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
13
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
14
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
15
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Krakow

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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.
On the 22nd (Sun), explore the activities along Swan River.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Perth online trip maker .

Krakow, Poland to Perth is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Krakow to Perth. Traveling from Krakow in December, expect Perth to be much hotter, temps between 35°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Cottesloe Beach
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Swan River ©
Swan River

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wine Tours & Tastings and Food Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Augusta (Jewel Cave, Blackwood River Foreshore, & more). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, admire all the interesting features of Caves Road, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hamelin Bay, and get a taste of the local shopping with Jahroc Galleries.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Margaret River trip maker tool .

You can drive from Perth to Margaret River in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
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Food Tours
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Greens Pool and Little Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Albany side-trips: Denmark (Rising Star Winery & Anvil Beach) and Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park). The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Misery Beach, pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, and make a trip to Albany Wind Farm.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Albany online trip planner .

You can drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. December in Albany sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Cheynes Beach
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre

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Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Twelve Apostles and Port Campbell National Park. Explore Warrnambool's surroundings by going to Port Campbell (London Bridge & Loch Ard Gorge). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands, identify plant and animal life at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, and examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Warrnambool trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and train from Albany to Warrnambool in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Albany to Warrnambool, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Twelve Apostles
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. On your second day here, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, then examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

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

You can fly from Warrnambool to Melbourne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
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National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 4th (Sat), explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Barn Bluff and then trek along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Melbourne to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk ©
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk

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Coles Bay

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): examine the collection at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and finally walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay online vacation planner .

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. On the 9th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hobart trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Richmond Bridge
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 11th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, then identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island online trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hobart to Kangaroo Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, meet the residents at Adelaide Zoo, and then make a trip to Rundle Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, take in the waterfront at Glenelg Pier, don't miss a visit to Adelaide Oval, then learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Adelaide route planner .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Glenelg Pier, Cleland Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
Glenelg Pier ©
Glenelg Pier

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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.
On the 15th (Wed), ponder the world of politics at Royal Australian Mint, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and finally make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Questacon, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Australia, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin.

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Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Canberra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Canberra, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Nature
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): hike along Coastal walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, and then explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard, then meet the residents at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Innes Ruins, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Port Macquarie trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Port Macquarie takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Canberra in January, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

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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: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip builder tool .

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Port Macquarie in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 21:
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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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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 22:
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Helicopter Tours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns online trip maker .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, plan for slightly colder days in Cairns, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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