36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
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Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly to Kalgoorlie, Bus to Esperance
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Esperance
— 2 nights
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Perth
— 2 nights
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Carnarvon
— 2 nights
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Broome
— 2 nights
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Kununurra
— 2 nights
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Darwin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Katherine
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive
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Byron Bay
— 1 night
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Canberra
— 2 nights
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Wagga Wagga
— 2 nights
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Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, get lost in a book at State Library Victoria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne holiday builder tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Melbourne. November in Melbourne sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as State Library of South Australia and River Torrens Linear Park Trail. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Henley Beach, contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To plan Adelaide vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne to Adelaide, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Esperance

Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Esperance Stonehenge, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Le Grand National Park, and then don't miss a visit to Esperance Whale Tail. On the next day, make a trip to Ten Mile Lagoon Wind Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Twilight Bay, then explore and take pictures at Great Ocean Drive, and finally walk around Esperance Foreshore.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Esperance journey website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Adelaide to Esperance in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Esperance due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Esperance are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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Perth

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 28th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Scitech, take a leisurely stroll along South Perth Foreshore, and then take in the pleasant sights at Lotterywest Federation Walkway. Here are some ideas for day two: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and then look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Esperance to Perth takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Esperance in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Perth: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Carnarvon.

Things to do in Perth

Tours · Wineries · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Carnarvon

Carnarvon is a coastal town situated approximately 900km north of Perth, Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum, then join the crowd at Carnarvon Speedway, and then make a trip to Carnarvon Blowholes.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Carnarvon trip builder website.

Explore your travel options from Perth to Carnarvon with the Route module. Traveling from Perth in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Carnarvon, with lows around 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Tue) before leaving for Broome.

Things to do in Carnarvon

Museums

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Broome

Yawuru Country

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): make a trip to Broome Factory, then admire all the interesting features of Gantheaume Point, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, then stroll through Cable Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park, and finally stroll the grounds of Chinese Cemetery.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Broome sightseeing app.

Explore your travel options from Carnarvon to Broome with the Route module. In December, Broome is somewhat warmer than Carnarvon - with highs of 39°C and lows of 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kununurra.

Things to do in Broome

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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Kununurra

A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Marlgu Billabong, explore the stunning scenery at Emma Gorge, and then look for gifts at Zebra Rock Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kununurra trip maker website.

Fly from Broome to Kununurra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Broome in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Kununurra, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Kununurra

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Darwin

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral and Crazy Acres. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at East Point Reserve, see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take in nature's colorful creations at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Darwin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kununurra to Darwin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kununurra to Darwin, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kununurra in December, you will find days in Darwin are slightly colder (38°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Katherine

Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Nitmiluk National Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge. On your second day here, trek along Jatbula Trail, then trot along with Katherine Outback Experience, and then take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Katherine day trip app.

Traveling by car from Darwin to Katherine takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in December, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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 Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Wrights Lookout. Change things up with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cairns online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Katherine to Cairns takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Katherine in December, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

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Brisbane

Australia's New World City

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Burleigh Head National Park and Robina Town Centre. Go for a jaunt from Brisbane to Surfers Paradise to see Infinity Attraction about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Brisbane, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and admire all the interesting features of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in December, expect Brisbane to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

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Byron Bay

Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
On the 18th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at The Byron Bay Book Exchange, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Byron Walking Track.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay holiday site.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Byron Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Brisbane in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Byron Bay. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Spas

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Sydney

The Harbour City

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Leura Cascades and State Library of New South Wales. Venture out of the city with trips to Katoomba (Echo Point Lookout & The Road Builders Memorial) and Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura). There's much more to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, race across the water with a speed boat tour, get engrossed in the history at Sydney Jewish Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sydney itinerary planner.

Fly from Byron Bay to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Tours · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Canberra

The Bush Capital

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): have fun and explore at Old Parliament House, then don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout, and then trek along ANZAC Parade Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Royal Australian Mint, then explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and then explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Canberra trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Canberra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in December, Canberra is a bit cooler at night with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Wagga Wagga.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

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Wagga Wagga

The town of Wagga Wagga has an abnormally high percentage of athletic success.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Riverina, get lost in a book at Wagga Wagga City Library, then make a trip to National Art Glass Gallery, and finally admire the natural beauty at Victory Memorial Gardens. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Jump'n'Putt, then take in nature's colorful creations at Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Wollundry Lagoon.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Wagga Wagga vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Canberra to Wagga Wagga takes 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Wagga Wagga can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wagga Wagga

Parks · Fun & Games · Nature · Museums

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.