37 days in Australia Itinerary

37 days in Australia Itinerary

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37 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h
2
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Bundaberg
— 4 nights
Drive:  31​h
4
Cairns
— 6 nights
bus:  30​min
5
Palm Cove
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
6
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​h
7
Darwin
— 4 nights
Drive:  14​h 30​min
8
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
10
Rockhampton
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Brisbane

4
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) and Museum of Brisbane. Your inner history buff will appreciate Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) and Nepalese Pagoda. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, stroll around South Bank Parklands, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and kick back and relax at Shorncliffe Beach.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Brisbane itinerary planning website .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. In September in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Step out of the city life by going to Sandy Cape Lighthouse and Lake McKenzie.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. You'll set off for Bundaberg on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sandy Cape Lighthouse ©
Sandy Cape Lighthouse
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

4
nights
Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cania Gorge National Park. Get outdoors at Woodgate Beach and Mon Repos Turtle Encounter. There's more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bundaberg Rum Distillery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bundaberg online day trip planner .

You can drive from Fraser Island to Bundaberg in 4.5 hours. In September in Bundaberg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Cania Gorge National Park
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Woodgate Beach ©
Woodgate Beach
Cania Gorge National Park ©
Cania Gorge National Park
Bundaberg Rum Distillery ©
Bundaberg Rum Distillery

6
nights
Cairns

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Undara Volcanic National Park, Wallaman Falls, Raging Thunder Adventures, and other attractions.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cairns trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Bundaberg to Cairns in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bundaberg in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cairns, with lows of 22°C. On the 21st (Sat), you're off toPalm Cove.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Raging Thunder Adventures, Undara Volcanic National Park, Paronella Park, Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail self-drive option, Wallaman Falls
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 21:
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Paronella Park ©
Paronella Park
Skydive Cairns ©
Skydive Cairns
Raging Thunder Adventures ©
Raging Thunder Adventures

2
nights
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre, identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Palm Cove trip planner .

Palm Cove is just a stone's throw from Cairns. September in Palm Cove sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Daintree National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Opal Reef and Mossman Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

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

Port Douglas is very close to Palm Cove. September in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge Centre, Daintree National Park
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
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Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery

4
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Get some cultural insight at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mindil Beach. Step out of Darwin with an excursion to Litchfield National Park in Batchelor--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, learn about all things military at Darwin Aviation Museum, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Darwin trip planning app .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Douglas in September, things will get a bit warmer in Darwin: highs are around 38°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

2
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
You've now added Outback Ballooning to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then enjoy unforgettable views with Outback Ballooning, and then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill and then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip itinerary website .

Getting from Darwin to Alice Springs by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Darwin in September, plan for little chillier days in Alice Springs, with highs around 32°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 11°C. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Tours
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

2
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.
You've now added Voyages Ayers Rock Resort to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): hike along Kuniya Walk, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and then gain insight with Voyages Ayers Rock Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday builder app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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nights
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Capricorn Caves. Visit Farnborough Beach and Yeppoon Main Beach for some beach relaxation. Rockhampton Heritage Village and Rockhampton Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rockhampton: Emu Park (Singing Ship & Anzac Plaza Emu Park) and Keppel Kraken (in Yeppoon). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Archer Park Rail Museum and engage your brain at FLOW Visitors Centre.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Rockhampton trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Rockhampton takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, expect nights in Rockhampton to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Yeppoon, Emu Park
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Rockhampton Heritage Village ©
Rockhampton Heritage Village
Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
Singing Ship ©
Singing Ship

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