36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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36 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visiting Melbourne Zoo and Trin Warren Tam-boore will get you outdoors. Old Melbourne Gaol and The Johnston Collection will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph's Church, and enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner .

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to Melbourne, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in November, things will get a bit warmer in Melbourne: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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.
Relax by the water at Carrickalinga Beach and Blowhole Beach. Visit Adelaide Oval and Old Gum Tree Reserve for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Horseshoe Bay (in Port Elliot) and Morgan Beach (in Cape Jervis). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Seacliff Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Anzac Centenary Memorial Walk, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, and admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

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

Getting from Melbourne to Adelaide by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Adelaide are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Glenelg, Horseshoe Bay, Blowhole Beach, Cleland Wildlife Park, Carrickalinga Beach
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve. There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, browse the exhibits of Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Talapi, and take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Alice Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in November; daily highs in Alice Springs reach 40°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Alice Springs

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

3
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Adelaide River War Cemetery and The Old Town Hall are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Territory Wildlife Park. Change things up with a short trip to Litchfield National Park in Batchelor (about 1h 45 min away). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, don't miss a visit to Star Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral.

For where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Darwin vacation maker site .

Getting from Alice Springs to Darwin by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Darwin when traveling from Alice Springs in November, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Territory Wildlife Park, Adelaide River War Cemetery, Litchfield National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

5
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.
Visit Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more), Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach, Safaris, & more) and Rex Lookout (in Wangetti). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Cairns online holiday planner .

You can fly from Darwin to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Darwin in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Historic Village Herberton, Mossman Gorge Centre, Rex Lookout
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
nights
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Dicky Beach and Moffat Beach. Get outdoors at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Surfer's Paradise Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head), Chenrezig Institute (in Eudlo) and Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach). There's much more to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take in the views from Victoria Bridge Abutment, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Square.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Brisbane journey planning app .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in November: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 31°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Fingal Head Lighthouse, Chenrezig Institute, Surfers Paradise Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley), Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours). There's much more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November in Sydney, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Lincoln's Rock, Featherdale Wildlife Park
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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