37 days in Australia Itinerary

37 days in Australia Itinerary

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37 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Porto
Fly:  33​h
1
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Esperance
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  14​h
3
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Canberra
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
7
Jervis Bay
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
8
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Porto

2
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 explore and learn at National Anzac Centre and Albany's Historic Whaling Station. We've included these beaches for you: Greens Pool and Cheynes Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Anvil Beach (in Denmark) and Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Little Beach and explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Albany online road trip planner .

Porto, Portugal to Albany is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Australian Western Standard Time is 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Porto in December; daily highs in Albany reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Cheynes Beach, Cosy Corner Beach
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National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station

5
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. We've included these beaches for you: Thistle Cove and Hellfire Bay. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cape Le Grand National Park and Ten Mile Lagoon. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Blue Haven Beach, kick back and relax at Salmon Beach, and steep yourself in history at Esperance Stonehenge.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Esperance itinerary app .

Getting from Albany to Esperance by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Esperance are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Esperance

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

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Twelve Apostles and London Bridge. Escape the urban bustle at Port Campbell National Park and Loch Ard Gorge. Step out of Port Campbell with an excursion to Mait's Rest in Apollo Bay--about 1h 20 min away.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Esperance to Port Campbell in 14 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Esperance to Port Campbell, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mait's Rest, Twelve Apostles
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London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

2
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.
Popular historic sites such as Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Tahune Forest AirWalk. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

Before you visit Hobart, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Hobart in 10.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. January in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, Tahune Forest AirWalk
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Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Horseshoe Bay and Boomer Beach. Visiting Cleland Wildlife Park and Waitpinga Beach will get you outdoors. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Morgan Beach (in Cape Jervis) and Carrickalinga Beach (in Carrickalinga).

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You can fly from Hobart to Adelaide in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hobart in January; daily highs in Adelaide reach 34°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Port Elliot, Morgan Beach, Carrickalinga Beach, Waitpinga Beach, Cleland Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay

3
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery of Australia and National Museum of Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Questacon and Mount Ainslie Lookout. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, view the masterpieces at Drill Hall Gallery, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, and see the interesting displays at Old Parliament House.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Canberra tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Canberra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Adelaide in January since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Nature
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:
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Old Parliament House ©
Old Parliament House
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial

3
nights
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Visiting Bendalong Beach and Callala Beach will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Blenheim Beach and Greenfield Beach. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hyams Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Murrays Beach.

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Traveling by train from Canberra to Jervis Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Canberra, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Jervis Bay, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can take a train to Sydney.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Callala Beach, Bendalong Beach
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Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Hyams Beach ©
Hyams Beach
Callala Beach ©
Callala Beach

3
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.
The Rocks and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Camp Cove, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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Traveling by train from Jervis Bay to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Jervis Bay in January since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Get in touch with nature at Koala Hospital and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tacking Point Lighthouse and Smoky Cape Lighthouse. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Macquarie: Trial Bay Gaol (in South West Rocks) and Scotts Head Beach (in Scotts Head). And it doesn't end there: hike along Coastal walk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Anglican Church, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Port Macquarie takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Scotts Head Beach
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 28:
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Get in touch with nature at Mossman Gorge and Agincourt Reef. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation), Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton) and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas). Spend the 29th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns travel route tool .

Getting from Port Macquarie to Cairns by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Port Macquarie in January, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Daintree National Park, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Historic Village Herberton, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 2:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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