37 days in Australia Itinerary

37 days in Australia Itinerary

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37 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly + bus:  20​h 15​min
1
Margaret River
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
2
Esperance
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Broome
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  9​h
4
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
7
Jervis Bay
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
8
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  10​h 30​min
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
10
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
11
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Tokyo

3
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.
Get outdoors at Lake Cave and Jewel Cave. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cowaramup Bay and Mammoth Cave. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dunsborough), Smiths Beach (in Yallingup) and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (in Augusta). There's still lots to do: stroll through Surfers Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Margaret River Mouth Beach, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and learn about winemaking at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Margaret River online tour itinerary planner .

Tokyo, Japan to Margaret River is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tokyo to Margaret River due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup, Surfers Point, Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, Cowaramup Bay
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

3
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cape Le Grand National Park and Twilight Bay. Take a break from the city and head to Thistle Cove and Ten Mile Lagoon. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Blue Haven Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Salmon Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Esperance online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Esperance in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Esperance can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Esperance

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

2
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Visit Cable Beach and Reddell Beach for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Broome Historical Museum. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, explore and take pictures at Gantheaume Point, and enjoy the sand and surf at Roebuck Bay.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Broome trip planner .

You can fly from Esperance to Broome in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Esperance in November, expect nights in Broome to be much hotter, around 30°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Get outdoors at Mooloolaba Beach and Peregian Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Noosa Main Beach and Kings Beach. Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Hastings Street.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Noosa tour itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Broome to Noosa by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kings Beach, Mooloolaba Beach
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian 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.
Get in touch with nature at Coolangatta Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Burleigh Heads Beach and Kirra Beach. Take a break from Gold Coast with a short trip to Cape Byron Walking Track in Byron Bay, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tugun Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast day trip planning tool .

Getting from Noosa to Gold Coast by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cape Byron Walking Track
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Shark Island. Sydney Opera House and The Rocks are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach, kick back and relax at Clovelly, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bendalong Beach and Nelson Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Blenheim Beach and Murrays Beach. Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Seven Mile Beach National Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through Greenfield Beach, kick back and relax at Cabbage Beach, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Abrahams Bosom Reserve.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Jervis Bay attractions planner .

You can take a train from Sydney to Jervis Bay in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Jervis Bay when traveling from Sydney in November, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Currarong, Seven Mile Beach National Park, Callala Beach, Bendalong Beach
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 18:
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Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Callala Beach ©
Callala Beach
Seven Mile Beach National Park ©
Seven Mile Beach National Park

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Dolphin & Whale Watching. We've included these beaches for you: Friendly Beaches and Honeymoon Bay. Step out of Coles Bay with an excursion to East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay, take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, and learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay attractions planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jervis Bay to Coles Bay. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Gala Estate Vineyard, East Coast Natureworld
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Coles Bay to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In November, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 23:
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

2
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Explore hidden gems such as Agincourt Reef and Mossman Gorge. Escape the urban bustle at Daintree Discovery Centre and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 24th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Port Douglas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Daintree Discovery Centre
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Trinity Beach and Michaelmas Cay. Take a break from the city and head to Palm Cove Beach and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Spend the 27th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 29th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip maker tool .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. November in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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