38 days in Australia Itinerary

38 days in Australia Itinerary

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38 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Alice Springs
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  2​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
You'll get in some beach time at Warnbro Beach and Cottesloe Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Swan River and Lake Claremont. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Fremantle (Fremantle Prison, Jazzia Experience Sailing, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, pause for some serene contemplation at St John's Anglican Church, Fremantle, and don't miss a visit to Wesley Church Fremantle.

Plan trip to Perth with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Perth is 8 hours. Traveling from London in November, expect nights in Perth to be a bit warmer, around 15°C, while days are much warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach, Warnbro Beach, Lake Claremont
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 24:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

1
day
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.
On the 25th (Mon), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, view the masterpieces at Talapi, and then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Alice Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Alice Springs due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Perth in November; daily highs in Alice Springs reach 40°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Tours Wildlife Parks
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Talapi ©
Talapi
Walking tours

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Uluru and Mutitjulu Waterhole. Kata Tjuta and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, get outside with Walpa Gorge, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker 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. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in November, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

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

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.
Get outdoors at Carrickalinga Beach and Blowhole Beach. Get some historical perspective at The Cedars and ISKCON Adelaide. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Hallett Cove Conservation Park (in Hallett Cove) and Morgan Beach (in Cape Jervis). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum, stroll through Seacliff Beach, grab your bike and head to Adelaide Park Lands, and let little ones run wild at Oaklands Wetland.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Adelaide trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Adelaide takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, you will find days in Adelaide are much colder (28°C), and nights are slightly colder (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oaklands Wetland, Carrickalinga Beach, Hallett Cove Conservation Park, The Cedars, Blowhole Beach
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 3:
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Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get in touch with nature at Flinders Chase National Park and Admirals Arch. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach, and get a taste of life in the country at Island Pure Sheep Dairy.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of the city life by going to Melbourne Zoo and Balloon Rides. Shrine of Remembrance and Trinity College Chapel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the exhibits of The Johnston Collection, and make a trip to Old Safety Deposit Building.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, ferry, and car. In December in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 11:
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Balloon Rides
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

5
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get outdoors at Sydney Harbour National Park and Sydney by Boat. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip planning app .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in December, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
Get some historical perspective at Caloundra Lighthouses and St Mary's Anglican Church Kangaroo Point. Take a break from the city and head to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Kings Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Glass House Mountains National Park in Glass House Mountains (about 1h 25 min away). And it doesn't end there: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ashgrove Baptist Church, and stroll through Dicky Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Glass House Mountains National Park
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Glass House Mountains National Park ©
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

6
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, look for all kinds of wild species at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

Fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in December, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. You will leave for home on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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