36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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36 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Ceduna
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Port Augusta
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Victor Harbor
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Cape Jervis
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Marion Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Port Lincoln
— 3 nights
8
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
9
Geraldton
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Kalgoorlie-Boulder
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  11​h 45​min
11
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Riesling Trail and Rockford Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Sevenhill Cellars (in Clare), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Tanunda) and National Motor Museum (in Birdwood). There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Monarto Zoo, pause for some photo ops at The Rundle Mall Pigs, look for all kinds of wild species at Waterfall Gully, and wander the streets of North Terrace.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip builder app .

Sydney to Adelaide is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in July: highs in Adelaide hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ceduna.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Clare, Tanunda, River Torrens Linear Park Trail, Monarto Zoo, National Motor Museum
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 21:
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Riesling Trail ©
Riesling Trail
Sevenhill Cellars ©
Sevenhill Cellars
Rockford Winery ©
Rockford Winery

2
nights
Ceduna

Ceduna ©
Ceduna is a town in South Australia located on the shores of Murat Bay on the west coast of Eyre Peninsula. On the 22nd (Mon), hike along Encounter Walking Trail and then hike along Goog's Track. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at National Trust Ceduna School House Museum, don't miss a visit to Ceduna Jetty, and then admire all the interesting features of Head of Bight.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ceduna online travel route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Adelaide to Ceduna. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Ceduna

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:
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2
nights
Port Augusta

Port Augusta ©
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
Explore hidden gems such as Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden and Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Augusta: Quorn (Powell Gardens & Dutchman's Stern Conservation Park) and Whyalla (Whyalla Maritime Museum, Ada Ryan Gardens, & more). There's more to do: take some stellar pictures from Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout and view the masterpieces at Homestead Gardens.

To find photos and other tourist information, use the Port Augusta online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Ceduna to Port Augusta by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. July in Port Augusta sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Whyalla, Quorn
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:
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Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden ©
Hummock Hill Lookout ©
Hummock Hill Lookout
Dutchman's Stern Conservation Park ©

4
nights
Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor ©
Victor Harbor is a town in South Australia on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 80 km south of the centre of Adelaide. Explore hidden gems such as Urimbirra Wildlife Park and Coonalpyn Silos. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Victor Harbor: Meningie Lions Jubilee Park (in Meningie) and Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Victor Harbor Heritage Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joan of Arc Catholic Church, get great views at Inman River Walk, and take an in-depth tour of Encounter Coast Discovery Centre.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Victor Harbor road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Port Augusta to Victor Harbor with the Route module. In July in Victor Harbor, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Jervis.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Meningie Lions Jubilee Park, Aldinga Beach, Goolwa Animal Farm, Coonalpyn Silos
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Urimbirra Wildlife Park ©
Urimbirra Wildlife Park
Coonalpyn Silos ©
Coonalpyn Silos
Meningie Lions Jubilee Park ©
Meningie Lions Jubilee Park

2
nights
Cape Jervis

Cape Jervis ©
On the 31st (Wed), kick back and relax at Deep Creek Conservation Park, admire the sheer force of Ingalalla Falls, and then get great views at HMAS Hobart Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): trek along Heysen Trail and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carrickalinga Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cape Jervis trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Victor Harbor to Cape Jervis by car takes about an hour. July in Cape Jervis sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Marion Bay.

Things to do in Cape Jervis

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Normanville, Deep Creek Conservation Park, Carrickalinga Beach
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your plan
Ingalalla Falls ©
Ingalalla Falls
HMAS Hobart Lookout ©
HMAS Hobart Lookout

1
night
Marion Bay

Marion Bay
Marion Bay is a small township in the Australian state of South Australia at the southern tip of the Yorke Peninsula. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Marion Bay Jetty.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Marion Bay trip tool .

You can drive from Cape Jervis to Marion Bay in 5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Port Lincoln.
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

3
nights
Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln ©
Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Explore hidden gems such as Glen Forest Tourist Park and Parnkalla Walking Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Food Tours (in Coffin Bay), EP Boat Hire (in Mount Dutton Bay) and Minniribbie Farm (in Wangary). Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Coffin Bay National Park. There's more to do: take a memorable drive along Winter Hill Lookout and don't miss a visit to The Old Mill.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Lincoln trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Marion Bay to Port Lincoln in 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

South Australia, Minniribbie Farm, Food Tours
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Glen Forest Tourist Park ©
Glen Forest Tourist Park
Coffin Bay National Park ©
Coffin Bay National Park
EP Boat Hire ©
EP Boat Hire

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Road Transport Hall of Fame. Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Ormiston Gorge, admire the masterpieces at Araluen Cultural Precinct, take in the exciting artwork at Talapi, and get outside with Simpsons Gap.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Port Lincoln to Alice Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Geraldton.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Road Transport Hall of Fame ©
Road Transport Hall of Fame
Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge

3
nights
Geraldton

Geraldton ©
Geraldton is a coastal city in the Mid West region of Western Australia, located 424km north of Perth.At June 2015 Geraldton had an estimated urban population of 39,825. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museum of Geraldton and The Loop and Z Bend Gorge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geraldton: Oakabella Homestead, Tea Rooms and Campground (in Northampton) and Kalbarri (Island Rock & Natural Bridge, Red Bluff, & more). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The Tin Heads, take in the exciting artwork at Latitude Gallery Jewellers, and brush up on your military savvy at HMAS Sydney II Memorial.

For photos and other tourist information, refer to the Geraldton online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Geraldton takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Alice Springs to Geraldton is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Alice Springs in August since evenings lows in Geraldton dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Things to do in Geraldton

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kalbarri, The Loop and Z Bend Gorge, Oakabella Homestead, Tea Rooms and Campground
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Jungle ©
Rainbow Jungle
Museum of Geraldton ©
Museum of Geraldton
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Kalgoorlie-Boulder ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Museum of the Goldfields and Beaten Track Brewery.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kalgoorlie-Boulder journey tool .

Getting from Geraldton to Kalgoorlie-Boulder by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Kalgoorlie-Boulder sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Outdoors Parks Museums
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Goldfields ©
Museum of the Goldfields
Hannans North Tourist Mine ©
Hannans North Tourist Mine
Beaten Track Brewery ©
Beaten Track Brewery

4
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Remarkable Cave and Puddleduck Vineyard. Explore Port Arthur's surroundings by going to The Wicked Cheese Co. (in Richmond), Nonesuch Distillery (in Sorell) and Eaglehawk Neck (Fossil Bay Lookout & Tasman Arch).

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Kalgoorlie-Boulder to Port Arthur takes 12 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kalgoorlie-Boulder to Port Arthur due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kalgoorlie-Boulder in August, things will get slightly colder in Port Arthur: highs are around 15°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Richmond, Tasmania, Nonesuch Distillery
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

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