38 days in Australia Itinerary

38 days in Australia Itinerary

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38 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
2
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
3
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Canberra
— 10 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Sydney
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): trek along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally stroll through Uluru Hiking Path. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, 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 find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

Brisbane to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in October: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

2
nights
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 11th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then get engrossed in the history at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Talapi, then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Alice Springs sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 16°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Tours
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

2
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): examine the collection at The Residency, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Talapi, then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs trip website .

Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Tours
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

2
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.
On the 15th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, then get a taste of the local shopping with Rundle Mall, then steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Henley Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Glenelg Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Alice Springs in October; daily highs in Adelaide reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cleland Wildlife Park, Glenelg Beach, Henley Beach
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Melbourne, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

10
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.
Australian War Memorial and Questacon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Canberra's surroundings by going to Wee Jasper Reserves (in Wee Jasper), Surveyor's Hill Bed and Breakfast (in Wallaroo) and Gundog Cork Street Cellar (in Gundaroo). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Floriade, examine the collection at Old Parliament House, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Australia, and learn about winemaking at Wily Trout Vineyard.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Canberra online day trip planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect little chillier with lows of 6°C in Canberra. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Murrumbateman, Wee Jasper Reserves, Tortured Gum Brewery, Tumut River Brewing Co, Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

11
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and Australian National Maritime Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park), Logan Brae Orchard (in Blackheath) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). Spend the 4th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 8th (Fri) exploring nature at Bouddi National Park. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Canberra to Sydney by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Logan Brae Orchard, Corridor of Oaks
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 9:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

3
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bundaberg Rum Distillery, see the interesting displays at Hinkler Hall of Aviation, and then wander the streets of Bundaberg CBD. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Esplanade.

For maps and other tourist information, use the Hervey Bay trip app .

You can fly from Sydney to Hervey Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect nights in Hervey Bay to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bundaberg
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bundaberg Rum Distillery ©
Bundaberg Rum Distillery
Hinkler Hall of Aviation ©
Hinkler Hall of Aviation

3
nights
Sydney

Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, look and learn at Sydney Observatory, see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Australian Centre for Photography, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Shelly Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sydney day trip planning app .

Getting from Hervey Bay to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Hervey Bay in November, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Manly, Blues Point Reserve
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hyde Park Barracks Museum ©
Hyde Park Barracks Museum
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach

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