43 days in Australia Itinerary

43 days in Australia Itinerary

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43 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly + bus:  29​h
1
Margaret River
— 3 nights
+3
bus + Fly + foot + bus:  16​h
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Broome
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  9​h
5
Noosa
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
8
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  10​h 30​min
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
11
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
12
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Glasgow

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.
Let the collections at Sensei Pots Art Gallery Yallingup and John Miller Design capture your imagination. We've included these beaches for you: Surfers Point and Margaret River Mouth Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dunsborough) and Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Smiths Beach). There's much more to do: Head underground at Lake Cave, do a tasting at Cape Grace Wines, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cowaramup Bay.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Margaret River holiday planner .

Glasgow, UK to Margaret River is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Glasgow to Margaret River. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yallingup, Boranup, Augusta, Cowaramup Bay, Cape Grace Wines
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get outdoors at Ubirr and Jim Jim Falls. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nourlangie Rock and Cahills Crossing. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water, and take in the dramatic scenery at Maguk Falls.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Jabiru trip itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Jabiru in 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Margaret River to Jabiru. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

3
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Territory Wildlife Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Berry Springs Nature Park and Darwin Aviation Museum. It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience and look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Darwin day trip planning site .

Drive from Jabiru to Darwin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Darwin can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Territory Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:
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Darwin Aviation Museum ©
Darwin Aviation Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cable Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral and Broome Gallery. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point.

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You can fly from Darwin to Broome in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Darwin in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 21°C in Broome. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:
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Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mooloolaba Beach and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. We've included these beaches for you: Kings Beach and Noosa Main Beach. Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Noosa National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Noosa journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Broome to Noosa takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Broome to Noosa due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba Beach, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Kings Beach
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

2
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 National Portrait Gallery and Floriade. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Australian War Memorial and National Gallery of Australia. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Old Parliament House, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Australia, and get curious at Questacon.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Canberra travel planning app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Noosa to Canberra in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Canberra are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:
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National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Old Parliament House ©
Old Parliament House
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial

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 Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. Get in touch with nature at Flinders Chase National Park and Seal Bay Conservation Park.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Canberra to Kangaroo Island by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Duck Hole Lake Walk and Pelverata Falls Track. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and explore and take pictures at Fern Tree.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Hobart in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fern Tree, Duck Hole Lake Walk, Pelverata Falls Track
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, and then admire all the interesting features of Coles Bay Jetty. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery, see the interesting displays at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bay, and finally walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Gala Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Red Desert Reptiles, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then shop like a local with Walkatjara Art, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, and then explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Getting from Coles Bay to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Agincourt Reef and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Appreciate the collections at Daintree Discovery Centre and Des Spencer Galleries. Spend the 6th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, you will find days in Port Douglas are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (23°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Daintree Discovery Centre, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

6
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 Historic Village Herberton and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Step out of the city life by going to Trinity Beach and Balloon Rides. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures), Wooroonooran National Park (in Topaz) and Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale). Spend the 8th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, and take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

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Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In October, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Historic Village Herberton, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Shaolin Junk Cruises
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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