38 days in Australia Itinerary

38 days in Australia Itinerary

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38 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + shuttle:  26​h
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
3
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Newcastle
— 3 nights
train:  7​h 45​min
7
Jervis Bay
— 3 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  13​h 30​min
8
Esperance
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
9
Margaret River
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
10
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: London


2
nights
Port Douglas

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Daintree National Park and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Cow Bay (Cow Bay Beach & Daintree Discovery Centre). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planner.

London, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Port Douglas. Traveling from London in October, expect nights in Port Douglas to be a bit warmer, around 23°C, while days are much hotter, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge

3
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Popular historic sites such as Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Step out of Cairns to go to Kuranda and see Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cairns road trip planning site .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach, Historic Village Herberton, Palm Cove Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Raptor Domain and Stokes Beach. Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Kangaroo Island Spirits and identify plant and animal life at Little Sahara.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island journey planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Cairns to Kangaroo Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Kangaroo Island Spirits ©
Kangaroo Island Spirits
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

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.
Cape Raoul and Battery Point will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Fern Tree. When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Hobart takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In October in Hobart, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fern Tree, Cape Raoul, Richmond Bridge, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul

2
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tacking Point Lighthouse and Scotts Head Beach. Popular historic sites such as Trial Bay Gaol and Port Macquarie Historic Court House are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Innes Ruins, look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coastal walk, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Anglican Church.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Port Macquarie day trip planner .

You can fly from Hobart to Port Macquarie in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Port Macquarie, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Newcastle.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Scotts Head Beach, Trial Bay Gaol
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Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol
Scotts Head Beach ©
Scotts Head Beach

3
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tomaree Head and Jimmy's Beach. Visit Bennetts Beach and Zenith Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newcastle: Box Beach (in Shoal Bay) and Point Stephens Lighthouse (in Fingal Bay).

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Newcastle day trip planner .

Drive from Port Macquarie to Newcastle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Newcastle, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Shoal Bay, Hawks Nest, Point Stephens Lighthouse
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach
Bennetts Beach ©
Bennetts Beach

3
nights
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bendalong Beach and Callala Beach. Visit Blenheim Beach and Greenfield Beach for some beach relaxation.

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Take a train from Newcastle to Jervis Bay in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Callala Beach, Bendalong Beach
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Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach
Greenfield Beach ©
Greenfield Beach

3
nights
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. You'll get in some beach time at Twilight Bay and Thistle Cove. Explore hidden gems such as Cape Le Grand National Park and Esperance Stonehenge. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Blue Haven Beach and stroll through Hellfire Bay.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Esperance road trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Jervis Bay to Esperance in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jervis Bay to Esperance due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Esperance are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Esperance

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Meelup Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Visit Surfers Point and Margaret River Mouth Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cowaramup Bay, learn about winemaking at Cape Grace Wines, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Margaret River trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Esperance to Margaret River takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Augusta, Cape Grace Wines, Meelup Beach, Cowaramup Bay, Surfers Point
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 17:
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Cowaramup Bay ©
Cowaramup Bay
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Araluen Cultural Precinct, explore the striking landscape of Ochre Pits, and then make a trip to Ormiston Gorge. On the next day, try your luck at Lasseters Casino, get engrossed in the history at National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol, and then view the masterpieces at Yubu Napa Art Gallery.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Alice Springs route maker site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Alice Springs in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Parks Casinos
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:
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Araluen Cultural Precinct ©
Araluen Cultural Precinct
Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge

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