38 days in Australia Itinerary

38 days in Australia Itinerary

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38 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Canberra
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Perth
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Margaret River
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Burleigh Heads Beach. Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Gallery of Modern Art will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to The Treat Shop (in Eagle Heights), Caloundra (Moffat Beach & Dicky Beach) and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre (in Brisbane). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast itinerary maker .

Mumbai, India to Gold Coast is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Gold Coast, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mumbai in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Gold Coast: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Brisbane, Caloundra, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, The Treat Shop
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 22:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

7
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.
Appreciate the collections at Brett Whiteley Studio and Australian National Maritime Museum. Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Museum of Sydney are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park). There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Clovelly Beach, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sydney road trip app .

Getting from Gold Coast to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. March in Sydney sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 29:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Australian War Memorial and National Gallery of Australia. Head to Strathnairn Gallery and Bungendore Wood Works Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from Canberra with a short trip to Wee Jasper Reserves in Wee Jasper, about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Scott Leggo Gallery, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, see the interesting displays at Old Parliament House, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Australia.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in March since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, Wee Jasper Reserves
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 2:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and Gleadell Street Market. Let the collections at Shrine of Remembrance and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc., and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Melbourne day trip planning site .

Getting from Canberra to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Melbourne, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gleadell Street Market
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 8:
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Balloon Rides
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Take a break from the city and head to Flinders Chase National Park and Seal Bay Conservation Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, kick back and relax at Stokes Beach, stop by Drift On Bliss, and explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island trip site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

4
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 some cultural insight at ASSP Gallery Shop and Hans Heysen Art Studio. Museum-lovers will appreciate South Australian Museum and Migration Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to The Cedars (in Hahndorf), Willunga Leadlight and Glass Studio (in Willunga) and McLaren Vale (Fox Creek Wines & Primo Estate). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Carrickalinga Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Better World Arts, learn about winemaking at Ashton Hills Vineyard, and stop by Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Adelaide tour itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Hahndorf, Port Adelaide, Willunga Leadlight and Glass Studio, Carrickalinga Beach
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 15:
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South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate
Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach

4
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.
Visiting Cottesloe Beach and Secret Harbour Beach will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Warnbro Beach and Quinns Rocks Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & The Artisan Store Fremantle) and Mullaloo Beach (in Mullaloo). There's still lots to do: stroll around Kings Park & Botanic Garden, see the interesting displays at The Nostalgia Box Museum, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Plan a Perth trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Adelaide to Perth in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Adelaide to Perth. Traveling from Adelaide in April, you will find days in Perth are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Warnbro Beach, Cottesloe Beach, Secret Harbour Beach, The Railway Museum
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 19:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

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.
For shopping fun, head to JahRoc Galleries or Sensei Pots Art Gallery Yallingup. Get outdoors at Meelup Beach and Binningup Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Featured Wood Gallery & Museum (in Australind) and Bunker Bay (in Cape Naturaliste). There's lots more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Point, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and look for gifts at Moon Haven Natural Products.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Margaret River travel planner .

You can drive from Perth to Margaret River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Dunsborough, Moon Haven Natural Products, Surfers Point, Binningup Beach, Cowaramup Bay
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 23:
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Food Tours
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Cowaramup Bay ©
Cowaramup Bay

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