33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

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33 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  17​h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
7
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Katherine
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
11
Margaret River
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  22​h
End: Riyadh

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get the lay of the land with Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the exhibits of Shrine of Remembrance, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Melbourne Central. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and then admire the masterpieces at ArtVo.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne travel route builder site .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Melbourne is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh to Melbourne, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in August, expect Melbourne to be cooler, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
ArtVo ©
ArtVo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. Appreciate the collections at Art Gallery of New South Wales and Brett Whiteley Studio. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, browse the exhibits of Joel Coleman Gallery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sydney travel site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in August, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Manly
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

3
nights
Port Macquarie

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Ellenborough Falls. Appreciate the collections at The Slim Dusty Centre and Port Macquarie Museum. Take a break from Port Macquarie with a short trip to Wingham Brush Nature Reserve in Wingham, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Anglican Church, learn about winemaking at Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze, and admire the landmark architecture of Port Macquarie Historic Court House.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Port Macquarie trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Sydney to Port Macquarie by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Sydney in August, plan for slightly colder days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 14°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

The Slim Dusty Centre, Wingham Brush Nature Reserve, Ellenborough Falls, Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
The Slim Dusty Centre ©
The Slim Dusty Centre

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.
Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Head to Cairns Art Gallery and Rusty's Marketfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 12th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip website .

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Cairns takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Port Macquarie in August, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Historic Village Herberton, Jaques Coffee Plantation
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
On the 13th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, then get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas, and finally don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planning app .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel ©
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel
Sunday Market Port Douglas ©
Sunday Market Port Douglas

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Valley of the Winds and Uluru. Museum-lovers will get to explore Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in August, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Get in touch with nature at Alice Springs Reptile Centre and Finke Gorge National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Simpsons Gap. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Araluen Cultural Precinct, explore the striking landscape at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, take in the exciting artwork at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery, and explore the galleries of This is Aboriginal Art.

For other places to visit and tourist information, use the Alice Springs trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In August in Alice Springs, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Nature Museums
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2
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. On the 21st (Wed), see the interesting displays at Katherine Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, and then trek along Katherine Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jatbula Trail, then admire the sheer force of Edith Falls, and then identify plant and animal life at Low Level Nature Reserve.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Katherine trip maker app .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Katherine in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Alice Springs in August, with highs in Katherine at 38°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls
Katherine Museum ©
Katherine Museum

3
nights
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 Litchfield National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mindil Beach and Safaris. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Darwin trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Katherine to Darwin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Katherine in August, Darwin is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Safaris

3
nights
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 discover tucked-away gems like Broome Historical Museum and Cable Beach. The Courthouse Collection and SSJG Heritage Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Spend the 27th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. It doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Broome online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Broome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Darwin to Broome. Traveling from Darwin in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Broome, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum

3
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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Surfers Point and Brown Hill Estate. Step out of the city life by going to Margaret River Mouth Beach and Sugarloaf Rock. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Bunker Bay (in Cape Naturaliste) and Happs Winery and Cellar Door (in Quindalup). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Redgate Wines, tee off at Margaret River Golf Club, and identify plant and animal life at Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Margaret River online trip builder .

Getting from Broome to Margaret River by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Dunsborough, Surfers Point, Redgate Wines, Happs Winery and Cellar Door
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Brookwood Estate ©
Brookwood Estate
Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay
Sugarloaf Rock ©
Sugarloaf Rock

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