43 days in Australia Itinerary

43 days in Australia Itinerary

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43 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  15​h
1
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
2
Margaret River
— 2 nights
+4
bus + Fly + bus + train + bus:  17​h
3
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + foot + train:  9​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  10​h 15​min
9
Katherine
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Darwin
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Broome
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Bring the kids along to Shark Diving and Turquoise Bay. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yardie Creek and Spas. Spend the 23rd (Tue) on the water with a fishing tour. Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse.

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Singapore, Singapore to Exmouth is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Singapore in July, you will find days in Exmouth are little chillier (28°C), and nights are cooler (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Shark Diving
Fishing Charters & Tours
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Jewel Cave and Ngilgi Cave. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (in Augusta) and Canal Rocks (in Yallingup). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Lake Cave, cruise along Caves Road, look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm, and learn about winemaking at McHenry Hohnen Vintners.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Margaret River trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Exmouth to Margaret River by combination of flight and bus takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Boranup, Yallingup, Augusta, Cape Grace Wines
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Canal Rocks ©
Canal Rocks

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Bring the kids along to Loch Ard Gorge and Childer's Cove. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Port Campbell National Park and Mait's Rest. Go for a jaunt from Port Campbell to Apollo Bay to see Great Ocean Walk about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Twelve Apostles, and don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Port Campbell journey planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Margaret River to Port Campbell in 17 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Margaret River to Port Campbell. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Childer's Cove, Twelve Apostles
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles

3
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Sydney Observatory. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Jenolan Caves in Jenolan Caves, approximately 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in panoramic vistas at Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck, and make a trip to Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Port Campbell to Sydney in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Jenolan Caves
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Coastal walk and Tacking Point Lighthouse. Kids will enjoy Dolphin & Whale Watching and Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path, tee off at Port Macquarie Driving Range and Mini Golf, and have some family-friendly fun at Stoney Aqua Park.

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Fly from Sydney to Port Macquarie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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.
Attractions like Muddy's Playground and Nature & Wildlife Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Explore hidden gems such as Balloon Rides and Trinity Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 7th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip tool .

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Cairns in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in August: highs in Cairns hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

4
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Photography Tours and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. Attractions like Daintree National Park and Myall Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Tribulation: Daintree (Elizas Gallery & Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubuji Boardwalk, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

Before you visit Cape Tribulation, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Daintree, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
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Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Photography Tours
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Agincourt Reef and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Opal Reef and Spas. Spend the 15th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 17th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and view the masterpieces at Des Spencer Galleries.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planning site .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Safaris

2
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Edith Falls and Katherine Outback Experience. Family-friendly places like Katherine Gorge and Nitmiluk National Park will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs, identify plant and animal life at Low Level Nature Reserve, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Katherine tour planning website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Katherine takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in August, you will find days in Katherine are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are slightly colder (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Darwin Waterfront and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Speed Boats Tours and Defence of Darwin Experience. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and cool off at Wave Lagoon.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Darwin online trip builder .

You can drive from Katherine to Darwin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Darwin when traveling from Katherine in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Darwin Waterfront ©
Darwin Waterfront
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wave Lagoon ©
Wave Lagoon

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge. Kids will enjoy Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cable Beach. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, examine the collection at SSJG Heritage Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Reddell Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Broome holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Broome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin to Broome, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Darwin in August, Broome is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 30:
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Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park

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