38 days in Australia Itinerary

38 days in Australia Itinerary

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38 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  25​h
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Miallo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
St Marys
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
10
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
11
Aireys Inlet
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Warrnambool
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  21​h 30​min
13
Wonga Beach
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
14
Cow Bay
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Barcelona

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Palm Cove Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Babinda Boulders (in Babinda), Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba) and The Crystal Caves (in Atherton). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Samurai Gallery Australia, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, admire the striking features of Freshwater Station, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns online sightseeing planner .

Barcelona, Spain to Cairns is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 9 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Barcelona in January: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

The Crystal Caves, Jaques Coffee Plantation, Palm Cove Beach, Babinda Boulders
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders

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nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Daintree National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, and then experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation road trip site .

You can take a bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In January, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Miallo.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm

1
night
Miallo

Miallo ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Whyanbeel Arboretum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge.

Plan my day in Miallo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Miallo takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Miallo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Whyanbeel Arboretum, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

3
nights
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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and Wentworth Falls will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Art Gallery of New South Wales and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Sydney online journey builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Miallo to Sydney. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Miallo in January, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to St Marys.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Shelly Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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day
St Marys

St Marys ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, then examine the collection at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers, and finally experience rural life at Eureka Farm.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the St Marys online trip maker .

Explore your travel options from Sydney to St Marys with the Route module. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in January, with highs in St Marys at 28°C and lows at 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Marys

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Eureka Farm
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Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery ©
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers ©
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers
Eureka Farm ©
Eureka Farm

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nights
Coles Bay

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.
On the 23rd (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Spiky Beach Conservation Area, then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from St Marys to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Honeymoon Bay, Spiky Beach Conservation Area
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site. Relax by the water at Kingston Beach and Seven Mile Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Port Arthur Historic Site (in Port Arthur) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, learn about winemaking at Puddleduck Vineyard, examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art, and pause for some serene contemplation at Hobart Full Gospel Central Church.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hobart tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, Puddleduck Vineyard, Kingston Beach, Port Arthur Historic Site
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
We've included these beaches for you: Somers Beach and McCrae Beach. Get outdoors at Ballarat Wildlife Park and St. Kilda Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Brighton Beach (in Brighton) and Art Gallery of Ballarat (in Ballarat). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, explore the landscape on two wheels at Catani Gardens, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

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

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Hobart in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Melbourne, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

St Kilda, Ballarat, Somers Beach, McCrae Beach, Brighton Beach
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat

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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 1st (Fri): hike along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally hike along Kuniya Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in January: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Yubu Napa Art Gallery and National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol. Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, explore the striking landscape of Emily Gap, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, and get outside with Simpsons Gap.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Alice Springs trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. February in Alice Springs sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Aireys Inlet.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

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Aireys Inlet

Aireys Inlet ©
Aireys Inlet is a small coastal inlet and town located on the Great Ocean Road, southwest of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Barwon Park, then see the interesting displays at Australian National Surfing Museum, and then kick back and relax at Fisherman's Beach. On your second day here, stop by Great Escape Books, visit a coastal fixture at Split Point Lighthouse, then identify plant and animal life at Coogoorah Park Nature Reserve, and finally do a tasting at Blakes Estate Winery.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Aireys Inlet tour itinerary tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Alice Springs to Aireys Inlet. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Alice Springs in February; daily highs in Aireys Inlet reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Aireys Inlet

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Torquay, Blakes Estate Winery, Coogoorah Park Nature Reserve, Barwon Park
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Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse
Barwon Park ©
Barwon Park
Blakes Estate Winery ©
Blakes Estate Winery

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Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): head outdoors with The Arch, explore the activities along Bay of Martyrs, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder point Coastal Reserve. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Whale Bone Studio Arts, view the masterpieces at Blarney Books and Art, and then kick back and relax at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Warrnambool online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Aireys Inlet to Warrnambool takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Wonga Beach.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Port Fairy, Port Campbell, Bay of Martyrs, Basalt Wines
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The Arch ©
The Arch
Port Campbell precinct and foreshore ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve

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Wonga Beach

Wonga Beach ©
On the 11th (Mon), stroll through Wonga Beach.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Wonga Beach trip maker app .

Explore your travel options from Warrnambool to Wonga Beach with the Route module. In February, daily temperatures in Wonga Beach can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cow Bay.

Things to do in Wonga Beach

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Wonga Beach ©
Wonga Beach

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Cow Bay

Cow Bay ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): kick back and relax at Cow Bay Beach, then get great views at Walu Wugirriga Lookout, then take in the exciting artwork at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, and finally explore the galleries of Daintree Discovery Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Daintree Tea, then hike along Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Tranquility Falls.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cow Bay planner .

Getting from Wonga Beach to Cow Bay by car takes about an hour. In February, daily temperatures in Cow Bay can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cow Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Daintree
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Cow Bay Beach ©
Cow Bay Beach
Photography Tours
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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