40 days in Australia Itinerary

40 days in Australia Itinerary

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40 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Canberra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  9​h 15​min
8
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
10
Perth
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Albany
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Auckland

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Tahune Forest AirWalk. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. On the 1st (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, savor the flavors at The Wicked Cheese Co., see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary maker website .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Hobart is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Auckland Central in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Hobart: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Trails

Side Trips

The Wicked Cheese Co., Tahune Forest AirWalk
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 1:
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Helicopter Tours
Food Tours
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Eastern Beach Reserve in Geelong--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in November, you will find days in Melbourne are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

Eastern Beach Reserve
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 4:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and High Court of Australia. Go for a jaunt from Canberra to Paddys River to see Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, buy something for everyone on your list at Canberra Centre, and hike along ANZAC Parade Walk.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Canberra trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 7:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
ANZAC Parade Walk
ANZAC Parade Walk
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wentworth Falls and Speed Boats Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Blackheath (Day FIne Art & Govetts Leap) and Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura). There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Sydney online day trip planner .

Drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Canberra in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Blackheath, Wentworth Falls, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Govetts Leap ©
Govetts Leap
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

3
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Mary Poppins Statue, then see the interesting displays at Bond Store Museum, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Palace Backpackers Memorial, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Burrum Heads Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hervey Bay trip maker site .

Fly from Sydney to Hervey Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Hervey Bay, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Maryborough, Burrum Heads Beach, Palace Backpackers Memorial
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bond Store Museum ©
Bond Store Museum
Brennan and Geraghty's Store 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle and Curtain Fig National Park. Spend the 17th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns road trip tool .

Getting from Hervey Bay to Cairns by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Hervey Bay in November, Cairns is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Curtain Fig National Park
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Curtain Fig National Park ©
Curtain Fig National Park

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Sunday Market Port Douglas. Spend the 19th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, stop by Coffee Works, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas travel route planner .

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In November in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel ©
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): kick back and relax at Cable Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point, and then stroll through Roebuck Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Broome trip app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Broome takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Port Douglas in November, expect Broome to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 23:
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Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

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.
On the 24th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Uluru, hike along Kuniya Walk, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then view the masterpieces at Wintjiri Arts + Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Broome to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Broome in November since evenings lows in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Helicopter Tours

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): make a trip to Monument Hill War Memorial, kick back and relax at Rockingham Beach, and then stroll through Araluen Botanic Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): make a trip to Lotterywest Federation Walkway, then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, and then explore the activities along Swan River.

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Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, expect Perth to be a bit cooler, temps between 33°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Rockingham Beach, Araluen Botanic Park, Monument Hill War Memorial
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Araluen Botanic Park ©
Araluen Botanic Park
Lotterywest Federation Walkway ©
Lotterywest Federation Walkway

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Cape Naturaliste (Sugarloaf Rock & Bunker Bay). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, look for gifts at Payet Gallery, get your game on at Amaze'n Margaret River, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Margaret River trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Perth to Margaret River takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Boranup, Dunsborough, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 2:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

4
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Anzac Centre and Bluff Knoll. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Denmark (Singlefile Wines & Greens Pool) and Granite Skywalk (in Porongurup National Park). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, don't miss a visit to Mt Melville Lookout, steep yourself in history at Princess Royal Fortress, and kick back and relax at Little Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Albany trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. December in Albany sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Granite Skywalk,Castle Rock, Bluff Knoll
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Bluff Knoll ©
Bluff Knoll
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool

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