39 days in Australia Itinerary

39 days in Australia Itinerary

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39 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
4
Yeppoon
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
7
Yulara
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  11​h 45​min
8
Kalgoorlie-Boulder
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
11
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
12
Adelaide
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h 30​min
13
Kangaroo Island
— 1 day
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
14
Victor Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
15
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
16
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
17
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
18
Wollongong
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
19
Leura
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
20
Sydney
— Few hours
Fly:  25​h
End: Toronto


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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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Chinatown, Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tours and BridgeClimb. The Rocks and Sydney Opera House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Gannon House Gallery and Billich Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Sydney sightseeing planner .

Toronto, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Sydney is 15 hours. Traveling from Toronto in December, things will get warmer in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 3:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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night
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse and then look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Port Macquarie online road trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Port Macquarie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Sydney in January, plan for slightly colder days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zipline and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Boggo Road Gaol and St. John's Anglican Cathedral. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel), and steep yourself in history at Newstead House.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane route planning website .

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Brisbane, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Yeppoon.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Zipline
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Zipline

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Yeppoon

Yeppoon ©
Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Farnborough Beach and then look for gifts at Coastal Funk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): head outdoors with Yeppoon Lagoon, kick back and relax at Yeppoon Main Beach, and then explore the activities along Stony Creek.

To plan Yeppoon vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Explore your travel options from Brisbane to Yeppoon with the Route module. When traveling from Brisbane in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Yeppoon, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Yeppoon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Stony Creek
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Yeppoon Lagoon ©
Yeppoon Lagoon
Stony Creek ©
Stony Creek
Coastal Funk ©
Coastal Funk

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Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at Proserpine Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Boathaven Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Airlie Beach trip maker site .

Explore your travel options from Yeppoon to Airlie Beach with the Route module. Traveling from Yeppoon in January, expect nights in Airlie Beach to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Proserpine Museum
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Proserpine Museum ©
Proserpine Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Underart Gallery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns travel planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Cairns

Adventure Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

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nights
Yulara

Yulara ©
Yulara takes its name from the local Aboriginal words for "howling" and "dingoes," which conveys the town's isolated location in the Outback.
Get outdoors at Kata Tjuta and Valley of the Winds. You'll explore and learn at Walkatjara Art and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Take a break from Yulara with a short trip to Walpa Gorge in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Uluru, look for all kinds of wild species at Red Desert Reptiles, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and trek along Kuniya Walk.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yulara online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Cairns to Yulara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Cairns, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Yulara, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 26°C. You will leave for Kalgoorlie-Boulder on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Yulara

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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nights
Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Kalgoorlie-Boulder ©
On the 17th (Thu), examine the collection at Museum of the Goldfields, then explore and take pictures at The Superpit, then get engrossed in the history at Hannans North Tourist Mine, and finally tee off at Kalgoorlie Golf Course.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kalgoorlie-Boulder trip app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Yulara to Kalgoorlie-Boulder takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Yulara in January: high temperatures in Kalgoorlie-Boulder hover around 39°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Museums Golf Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Hannans North Tourist Mine ©
Hannans North Tourist Mine
Museum of the Goldfields ©
Museum of the Goldfields
Kalgoorlie Golf Course ©
Kalgoorlie Golf Course

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): appreciate the history behind The Bell Tower, snap pictures at Elizabeth Quay, admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, then kick back and relax at City Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): kick back and relax at Rockingham Beach, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, look for gifts at The Artisan Store Fremantle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cottesloe Beach, then browse the exhibits of Glen Cowans' Studio at the Roundhouse, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Sacred India Gallery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Perth takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Alice Springs to Perth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Alice Springs in January: high temperatures in Perth hover around 38°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach, City Beach, The Sacred India Gallery, Scarborough Beach
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Henley Beach. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, then explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, then get engrossed in the history at State Library of South Australia, and finally take a stroll through Rundle Mall.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Adelaide road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Adelaide takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Adelaide is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Perth in January: highs in Adelaide hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Henley Beach
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

1
night
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church, see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine, and then explore the striking landscape of Breakaways Conservation Park. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Faye's Underground Home, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catacomb Church, then identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, and finally get engrossed in the history at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Coober Pedy journey planner .

You can fly from Adelaide to Coober Pedy in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in January; daily highs in Coober Pedy reach 41°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Old Timers Mine ©
Old Timers Mine
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

1
night
Adelaide

Adelaide
To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Adelaide route planner .

Fly from Coober Pedy to Adelaide in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Coober Pedy in January: high temperatures in Adelaide hover around 34°C and lows are around 19°C. On the 25th (Fri), you'll travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 25:

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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 25th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island holiday builder .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

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night
Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor ©
Victor Harbor is a town in South Australia on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 80 km south of the centre of Adelaide. To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Victor Harbor trip tool .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Victor Harbor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Granite Island ©
Granite Island

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Apollo Bay online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Victor Harbor to Apollo Bay in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. You will leave for Melbourne on the 27th (Sun).

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 27:

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Kilda Beach and Degraves Street. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, admire the masterpieces at Craft Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Melbourne are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial and then explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Canberra trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Canberra are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Wollongong.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jan 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

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Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Wollongong trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Canberra to Wollongong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Canberra in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Wollongong. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Leura.

Things to do in Wollongong

Museums

Side Trip

Historical Aircraft Restoration Society
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan

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Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): explore the galleries of Blue Mountains Cultural Centre and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Leura vacation planner.

Drive from Wollongong to Leura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Jenolan Caves
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

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Sydney

Sydney
To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Leura to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 2nd (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Parks
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