37 days in Australia Itinerary

37 days in Australia Itinerary

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37 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  29​h
1
Darwin
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  8​h
3
Broome
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
4
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
5
Clare
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Newark

4
nights
Darwin

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wangi Falls and Darwin Aviation Museum. You'll explore and learn at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Defence of Darwin Experience. Take a break from Darwin with a short trip to Litchfield National Park in Batchelor, about 1h 45 min away. Spend the 10th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour and identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Darwin online trip itinerary maker .

Newark, USA to Darwin is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Newark to Darwin due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Wangi Falls, Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 12:
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RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
Darwin Aviation Museum ©
Darwin Aviation Museum
Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Maguk Gorge and Gunlom Waterfall Creek. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water, and make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:
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Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Warradjan Cultural Centre ©
Warradjan Cultural Centre

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Broome Historical Museum and Broome Gallery. Get outdoors at Broome Town Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Spend the 18th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Diocese of Broome, identify plant and animal life at Broome Bird Observatory, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cable Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point.

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

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Broome in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Broome. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:
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Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Broome Bird Observatory ©
Broome Bird Observatory

4
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Cowaramup Bay. Wise Wine and Cape Grace Wines are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave) and Hamelin Bay Jetty (in Hamelin Bay). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Surfers Point, do a tasting at McLeod Creek Wines, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Margaret River journey app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Broome to Margaret River in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Clare.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Augusta, Boranup, McLeod Creek Wines, Cowaramup Bay
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cowaramup Bay ©
Cowaramup Bay
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

3
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Martindale Hall Heritage Museum and St Aloysius Church. Take a break from the city and head to Clare Valley and Richardson Park Playspace. Venture out of the city with trips to Tscharke's Place (in Marananga), Flaxman Wines (in Eden Valley) and Tanunda (Kabminye Winery & Rusden Wines). There's more to do: do a tasting at Sevenhill Cellars and view the masterpieces at Clare Valley Art Gallery.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Clare day trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Margaret River to Clare. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Leasingham, Sevenhill, Clare Valley, Tscharke's Place, Paulett Wines
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Jeanneret Wines ©
Jeanneret Wines
Sevenhill Cellars ©
Sevenhill Cellars
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum ©
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): get outside with Walpa Gorge and then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Kuniya Walk, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Clare to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. In July in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your plan
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Historic Village Herberton and Spy & Camera Museum. Get outdoors at Wooroonooran National Park and Trinity Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio (in Tolga), Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 6th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Cairns vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Herberton, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Wooroonooran National Park
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Spy & Camera Museum ©
Spy & Camera Museum
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cow Bay Beach and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. Take a break from the city and head to Daintree National Park and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Change things up with a short trip to Daintree Discovery Centre in Cow Bay (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. August in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge, Daintree National Park
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

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