36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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36 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Grande Prairie
Fly + Drive:  29​h
1
North Sydney
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Canberra
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Naracoorte
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Australia Plains
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Perth
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Albany
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Esperance
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
10
Exmouth
— 1 night
Fly:  41​h
End: Grande Prairie

4
nights
North Sydney

North Sydney ©
North Sydney is a suburb and major district on the Lower North Shore of Sydney, Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near North Sydney: Wentworth Falls Lake (in Wentworth Falls), Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, & more) and The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park). Spend the 29th (Sun) exploring nature at Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Jenolan Caves, stroll through Taronga Zoo, hike along Cathedral of Ferns Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Shelly Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read North Sydney holiday planner.

Grande Prairie, Canada to North Sydney is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 17 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Grande Prairie in December, with highs in North Sydney at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in North Sydney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, The National Pass, Shelly Beach, Jenolan Caves, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

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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.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, nature, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, find something for the whole family at Cockington Green, hike along Canberra Centenary Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Floriade.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Canberra trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from North Sydney to Canberra in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from North Sydney in December, plan for little chillier nights in Canberra, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Naracoorte.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

1
day
Naracoorte

Naracoorte ©
Naracoorte is a town in the Limestone Coast region of South Australia, approximately 336 kilometres south-east of Adelaide and 100 kilometres north of Mount Gambier on the Riddoch Highway .HistoryNaracoorte was formed from the merger of two towns, Kincraig, founded in 1845 by Scottish explorer William Macintosh, and Narracoorte, established as a government settlement in 1847. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): trek along Black Cockatoo Bush Camp Hiking Trails, explore the fascinating underground world of Naracoorte Caves National Park, and then look for gifts at Yulgilbar Wood Gallery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Naracoorte trip itinerary site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Canberra to Naracoorte. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Australia Plains.

Things to do in Naracoorte

Parks Nature Trails
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Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park
Yulgilbar Wood Gallery ©
Yulgilbar Wood Gallery

1
day
Australia Plains

Australia Plains
To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Australia Plains trip planner .

Traveling by car from Naracoorte to Australia Plains takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. On the 4th (Sat), you're off toKangaroo Island.

Things to do in Australia Plains

Historic Sites
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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.
Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits, take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, and enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Kangaroo Island trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Australia Plains to Kangaroo Island with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

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

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Mandurah (Waterskiing & Jetskiing & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). Pack the 10th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Adventure World Perth Australia. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, don't miss a visit to Wesley Church Fremantle, get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Perth attractions planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Perth in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kangaroo Island to Perth is minus 1 hour. In January in Perth, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mandurah, Fremantle, Lake Claremont, Adventure World Perth Australia, Cottesloe Beach
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:
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Swan River ©
Swan River
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Adventure World Perth Australia ©
Adventure World Perth Australia

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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.
Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup), Bunker Bay (in Cape Naturaliste) and Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough). Spend the 14th (Tue) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, enjoy the sea views from Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, and enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Point.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Margaret River online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Perth to Margaret River by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Dunsborough, Augusta, Boranup, Ngilgi Cave, Surfers Point
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Bluff Knoll (in Stirling Range National Park), Denmark (Prawn Rock Channel, Elephant Rocks, & more) and Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park). Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Waychinicup National Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Little Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Misery Beach, explore and take pictures at Replica of the Brig Amity, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Albany online trip maker .

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 January, daytime highs in Albany are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Cheynes Beach, Waychinicup National Park, Bluff Knoll
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 20:
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Bluff Knoll ©
Bluff Knoll

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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. Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Twilight Bay, kick back and relax at Hellfire Bay, make a trip to Esperance Whale Tail, and head off the coast to Woody Island.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Esperance travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Albany to Esperance takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January in Esperance, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Esperance

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

1
night
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): kick back and relax at Turquoise Bay and then explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Exmouth trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Esperance to Exmouth in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Esperance in January, expect Exmouth to be somewhat warmer, temps between 44°C and 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 26:
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area ©
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area

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