36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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36 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
4
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Albany
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Esperance
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  14​h
7
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
+4
bus + train + bus + Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
8
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Toronto

2
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Manly Beach and Clovelly. Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, kick back and relax at Camp Cove, and make a trip to Sydney Opera House.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip builder app .

Toronto, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Toronto to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in February, things will get much warmer in Sydney: highs are around 31°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Burleigh Head National Park and You and Bamboo. Do your shopping at Robina Town Shopping Centre and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. Step out of Gold Coast with an excursion to Cape Byron Walking Track in Byron Bay--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Byron Walking Track, You and Bamboo
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Relax by the water at Blowhole Beach and Morgan Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Raptor Domain and Flinders Chase National Park. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Gold Coast to Kangaroo Island takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Blowhole Beach, Morgan Beach
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Meelup Beach and Hamelin Bay. Step off the beaten path and head to Mammoth Cave and Jewel Cave. Take a break from Margaret River with a short trip to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse in Augusta, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Cowaramup Bay, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and Head underground at Lake Cave.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Margaret River trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River takes 11 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Boranup, Augusta, Cowaramup Bay, Meelup Beach
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:
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Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

4
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Anvil Beach and Lowlands Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Cheynes Beach and Greens Pool. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albany: South Coast WoodWorks Gallery (in Youngs Siding), Lights Beach (in Denmark) and Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Little Beach, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, stroll through Betty's Beach, and stop by The Denmark Heritage Cider Company.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Albany trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In February, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Cheynes Beach, Nanarup Beach, Cosy Corner Beach, Lowlands Beach
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 16:
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Cheynes Beach ©
Cheynes Beach

4
nights
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Relax by the water at Thistle Cove and Twilight Bay. Shop till you drop at Section Glass Gallery and Mermaid Leather. Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Blue Haven Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at West Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Esperance online trip planner .

Drive from Albany to Esperance in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. February in Esperance sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Esperance

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Mait's Rest and Port Campbell National Park. Get in touch with nature at London Bridge and Loch Ard Gorge. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Campbell: Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah) and Stevensons Falls (in Barramunga). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell visit app .

Do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Esperance to Port Campbell in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Esperance to Port Campbell is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Stevensons Falls, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Twelve Apostles, Mait's Rest
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 24:
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Devils @ Cradle and Lake St. Clair. Escape the urban bustle at Westmorland Falls and Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park side-trips: Preston Falls (in Ulverstone), Wings Wildlife Park (in Gunns Plains) and Llama Farma (in Elizabeth Town).

Find out how to plan Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can do a combination of bus, train, flight, and car from Port Campbell to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 12 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

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

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Westmorland Falls, Preston Falls, Wings Wildlife Park, Llama Farma
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

3
nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Spiky Beach Conservation Area and Denison Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and East Coast Natureworld. When in Coles Bay, make a side trip to see Melshell Oysters in Swansea, approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, stroll through Honeymoon Bay, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

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

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Melshell Oyster Shack
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 2:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack

4
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.
Relax by the water at Raspins Beach and Bellerive Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Opossum Bay Beach. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, choose your vessel at Tasmanian Boat Charters, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, and examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Coles Bay to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daytime highs in Hobart are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Richmond Bridge, Kingston Beach, Raspins Beach, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 6:
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

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