37 days in Australia Itinerary

37 days in Australia Itinerary

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37 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  27​h
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Broome
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
3
Margaret River
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + ferry:  6​h
6
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Canberra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Durham

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Opossum Bay Beach and Kingston Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Tahune Forest AirWalk in Geeveston (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Long Beach, choose your vessel at Tasmanian Boat Charters, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planning site .

Durham, USA to Hobart is an approximately 27-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Durham to Hobart, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Durham in January; daily highs in Hobart reach 73°F and lows reach 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tahune Forest AirWalk, Kingston Beach, Bellerive Beach, Opossum Bay Beach
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, and then kick back and relax at Cable Beach. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Broome trip app .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Broome takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Hobart to Broome, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Hobart in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Broome, with highs around 92°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:
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Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake Cave and Mammoth Cave. Escape the urban bustle at Meelup Beach and Surfers Point. Step out of Margaret River with an excursion to Jewel Cave in Augusta--about 34 minutes away. It doesn't end there: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and enjoy the sand and surf at Cowaramup Bay.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Margaret River road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Broome to Margaret River in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Boranup, Surfers Point, Cowaramup Bay, Meelup Beach, Jewel Cave
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

2
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.
Visit Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda (about 36 minutes away).

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Cairns takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Margaret River to Cairns due to the time zone difference. January in Cairns sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Agincourt Reef and Mossman Gorge. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Daintree National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip planning website .

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. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in January, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Daintree National Park
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Relax by the water at Airlie Beach Lagoon and Horseshoe Bay. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Grays Bay. There's still lots to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. In February, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Bowen
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
Let the collections at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Coolangatta Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Tugun Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Climb, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Airlie Beach to Gold Coast takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Gold Coast, with lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Take a break from the city and head to Noosa Main Beach and Noosa National Park. Relax by the water at Mooloolaba Beach and Kings Beach. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Peregian Beach and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tewantin National Park.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, use the Noosa online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Noosa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kings Beach, Mooloolaba Beach
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 11:
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

3
nights
Byron Bay

Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Take a break from the city and head to Cape Byron Walking Track and Broken Head Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Lennox Head Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Lighthouse Beach in Ballina (about 36 minutes away). Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Arakwal National Park. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Wategos Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay route planning tool .

Getting from Noosa to Byron Bay by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. February in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Broken Head Beach, Lennox Head Beach, Lighthouse Beach
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Lennox Head Beach ©
Lennox Head Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to National Gallery of Australia and Questacon. You'll explore and learn at National Portrait Gallery and National Museum of Australia. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, get a sense of history and politics at Royal Australian Mint, see the interesting displays at Old Parliament House, and make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Canberra road trip app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Canberra in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Byron Bay in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Canberra, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 17:
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Old Parliament House ©
Old Parliament House
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
National Museum of Australia ©
National Museum of Australia

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jenolan Caves and Wentworth Falls. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). There's still lots to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Sydney online trip builder .

You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Canberra in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 68°F. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Jenolan Caves, Shelly Beach, Congwong Beach, Wentworth Falls, The National Pass
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves

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