36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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36 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + bus:  26​h
1
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Albany
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
3
Clare
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
4
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Launceston
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
9
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
Margaret River

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Sensei Pots Art Gallery Yallingup. Head to JahRoc Galleries and Treeton Fine Wood Studiofor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough), Hamelin Bay Jetty (in Hamelin Bay) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Busselton). There's still lots to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, kick back and relax at Surfers Point, do a tasting at Cape Grace Wines, and stroll through Cowaramup Bay.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Margaret River trip itinerary site .

London, UK to Margaret River is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Margaret River, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Cowaramup Bay
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Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at Albany's Historic Whaling Station and Vancouver Arts Centre. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Greens Pool and National Anzac Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albany: Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park) and The Denmark Heritage Cider Company (in Scotsdale). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, admire the striking features of The Church of Saint John the Evangelist, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and get into the urban bustle at Albany Town Hall.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Albany vacation builder website .

Drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In November, daytime highs in Albany are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Clare.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Cheynes Beach
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National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station

2
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Visit Port Wakefield Historical Walk and St Aloysius Church for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage and Paulett Wines. Explore Clare's surroundings by going to Burra (Burra Regional Art Gallery & Burra Town Hall). It doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Clare Valley Art Gallery and do a tasting at Greg Cooley Wines.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Clare trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Albany to Clare with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albany to Clare. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Sevenhill, Burra, Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, Port Wakefield Historical Walk, Paulett Wines
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Paulett Wines ©
Paulett Wines
Sevenhill Cellars ©
Sevenhill Cellars
Burra Town Hall ©
Burra Town Hall

2
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Questacon and Scott Leggo Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Portrait Gallery and Australian War Memorial. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Australia, see the interesting displays at Old Parliament House, steep yourself in history at Mugga-Mugga Cottage, and admire the natural beauty at National Arboretum Canberra.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Canberra trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Clare to Canberra. In November, daytime highs in Canberra are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Mugga-Mugga Cottage
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National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Old Parliament House ©
Old Parliament House
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial

2
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Visit Tacking Point Lighthouse and Trial Bay Gaol for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Koala Hospital and Smoky Cape Lighthouse. Explore Port Macquarie's surroundings by going to Scotts Head Beach (in Scotts Head) and The Slim Dusty Centre (in Kempsey). It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and steep yourself in history at Innes Ruins.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Port Macquarie journey planner .

Fly from Canberra to Port Macquarie in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Canberra in November, you will find days in Port Macquarie are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

South West Rocks, The Slim Dusty Centre, Scotts Head Beach
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Brett Whiteley Studio and Australian Centre for Photography. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sydney holiday planning tool .

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Port Macquarie in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

2
nights
Hobart

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.
On the 23rd (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Fern Tree, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Hobart trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in Hobart reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Fern Tree
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Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

3
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre. Head to ONTRAK Gallery and Tamar Valley Art Shackfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena), Bass & Flinders Centre (in George Town) and Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at The Working Art Space and Gallery, explore the galleries of Greenoaks Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and stroll around City Park.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Launceston driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Sheffield, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Tamar Valley Art Shack, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate ©
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©

2
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Appreciate the collections at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre and Talapi. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at This is Aboriginal Art and Yubu Napa Art Gallery. There's much more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Jila Arts, and steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Alice Springs online tour planner .

You can fly from Launceston to Alice Springs in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Launceston in November, expect nights in Alice Springs to be a bit warmer, around 21°C, while days are warmer, around 40°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

7
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mossman Gorge and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic Village Herberton and Tolga Woodworks Gallery & Cafe. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Herberton Mining Museum (in Herberton), Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio (in Tolga) and Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures). Spend the 1st (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, browse the exhibits of Underart Gallery, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Cairns itinerary maker .

Getting from Alice Springs to Cairns by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alice Springs in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Cairns, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Herberton, Tolga, Mossman Gorge Centre, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 7:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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