37 days in Australia Itinerary

37 days in Australia Itinerary

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37 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Ballarat
— 10 nights
Drive:  23​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  16​h 45​min
3
Hahndorf
— 4 nights
Drive:  31​h
4
Perth
— 12 nights
Drive:  38​h
End: Melbourne


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10
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Art Gallery of Ballarat and The Gold Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Ararat (J Ward Museum Complex, Montara Winery, & more), Best's Wines Great Western (in Great Western) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill, take in nature's colorful creations at Colac Botanic Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, and take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ballarat trip planner .

Melbourne to Ballarat is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ararat, Bendigo, Creswick, Hepburn Springs, Colac
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat

5
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Step off the beaten path and head to Valley of the Winds and Wintjiri Arts + Museum. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip maker .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Ballarat to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Ballarat in October, plan for much warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 38°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 18°C. On the 17th (Thu), you'll travel to Hahndorf.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

4
nights
Hahndorf

Hahndorf ©
Hahndorf is a small town in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Beerenberg Farm and Hahndorf Hill Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Hahndorf: Lambert Estate Wines (in Angaston), K1 by Geoff Hardy (in Kuitpo) and McLaren Vale (Dog Ridge Winery, The Almond Train, & more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Gorge Wildlife Park, look for gifts at Leathersmith and Bush Gallery, don't miss a visit to The Goolwa Barrage, and do a tasting at TeAro Estate.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hahndorf online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Hahndorf takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, Hahndorf is a bit cooler than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 26°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Hahndorf

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Meningie, Cleland Wildlife Park, The Goolwa Barrage, K1 By Geoff Hardy
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Beerenberg Farm ©
Beerenberg Farm
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park

12
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin Quay and Mount Brown Lookout. Venture out of the city with trips to New Norcia Museum & Art Gallery (in New Norcia), Rockingham Beach (in Rockingham) and Fremantle (Fremantle Prison, Esplanade Park, & more). On the 25th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, get a sense of history and politics at York Town Hall, get great views at Fraser Avenue Lookout, and explore the activities along Swan River.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Perth holiday maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hahndorf to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Hahndorf to Perth is minus 1 hour. October in Perth sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, York, Mandurah, South Perth, The House of Honey
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fraser Avenue Lookout ©
Fraser Avenue Lookout
Lotterywest Federation Walkway ©
Lotterywest Federation Walkway

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