40 days in Australia Itinerary

40 days in Australia Itinerary

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40 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + bus:  26​h
1
Margaret River
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Broome
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  8​h
3
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  10​h 30​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
8
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  2​h 45​min
13
Hayman Island
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h
14
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: London

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Surfers Point and Cowaramup Bay. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mammoth Cave and Jewel Cave. Step out of Margaret River with an excursion to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse in Augusta--about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Margaret River Mouth Beach, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, Head underground at Lake Cave, and learn about winemaking at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door.

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London, UK to Margaret River is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup, Cowaramup Bay, Surfers Point, Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 27:
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Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Cowaramup Bay ©
Cowaramup Bay

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Broome Town Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Your inner history buff will appreciate Japanese Cemetery and Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral. Spend the 29th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, see the interesting displays at SSJG Heritage Centre, and get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Broome takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Broome can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 1:
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Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Japanese Cemetery ©
Japanese Cemetery
SSJG Heritage Centre ©
SSJG Heritage Centre

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Visiting Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Jim Jim Falls and Maguk Gorge. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water and take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls.

For where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) journey maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Broome to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Burleigh Head National Park and Cape Byron Walking Track. Escape the urban bustle at Kirra Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Step out of Gold Coast with an excursion to Belongil Beach in Byron Bay--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach and meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Gold Coast. In July, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Byron Bay
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail, kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and finally identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hobart route planning site .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Hobart takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Gold Coast in July, expect Hobart to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Bellerive Beach
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Bellerive Beach ©
Bellerive Beach

3
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Friendly Beaches and Freycinet National Park. Visit Coles Bay Jetty and Honeymoon Bay for some beach relaxation. Take a break from Coles Bay with a short trip to Spring Vale Wines in Cranbrook, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout and learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip planner .

Getting from Hobart to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Cranbrook
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): trek along Kuniya Walk, then admire all the interesting features of Uluru, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path. On the next day, get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Coles Bay to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Daintree National Park and Spas & Wellness. Take a break from the city and head to Agincourt Reef and Daintree Discovery Centre. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Daintree Discovery Centre, Mossman Gorge Centre, Daintree National Park
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle and then explore the striking landscape at Babinda Boulders. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cairns road trip planning website .

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. July in Cairns sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Babinda Boulders
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders
Shark Diving
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel), take a stroll through West End, and then admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): kick back and relax at Shorncliffe Beach and then step off the mainland to explore St Helena Island National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane itinerary planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, Brisbane is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
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West End ©
West End
St Helena Island National Park
St Helena Island National Park

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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.
On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Terrigal Beach.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney tour planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July in Sydney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Terrigal Beach, Palm Beach
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

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Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Whitsunday Islands National Park.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Whitsunday Island attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Whitsunday Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Whitsunday Island: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hayman Island.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

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night
Hayman Island

Hayman Island
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Hiking & Bushwalks One&Only Hayman Island.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hayman Island online travel planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Whitsunday Island to Hayman Island. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Whitsunday Island in July: highs in Hayman Island hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Hayman Island

Trails Outdoors Nature
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Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach, and then head outdoors with Jetryder. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Go-Kart Racing Track, get your game on at Sports Club, and then don't miss a visit to Passage Peak.

To see ratings and tourist information, read Hamilton Island online tour itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hayman Island to Hamilton Island. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club

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