43 days in Australia Itinerary

43 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary builder

Make it your trip
Drive
1
Balranald
— 1 night
Drive
2
Tamworth
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Byron Bay
— 6 nights
Drive
4
Bundaberg
— 5 nights
Fly
5
Airlie Beach
— 6 nights
Ferry to Hamilton Island, Fly to Cairns
6
Cairns
— 9 nights
Fly
7
Normanton
— 1 night
Drive
8
Mataranka
— 1 night
Drive
9
Darwin
— 7 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30

Balranald

— 1 night
Balranald is a town and local government area (see Balranald Shire) in the Riverina district of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Mungo National Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Balranald online road trip planner.

Adelaide to Balranald is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Balranald. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tamworth.

Things to do in Balranald

Nature · Parks

Tamworth

— 3 nights
Tamworth is a city in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tamworth: Walcha (Apsley Falls & Walcha's Open Air Gallery of sculptures and artworks). And it doesn't end there: let the kids burn off some steam at Tamworth Regional Playground, explore the landscape on two wheels at Tamworth Mountain Bike Park, walk around Tamworth Regional Playground, and join the crowd at Oakburn Park Motorsport Complex.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Tamworth trip builder site.

Drive from Balranald to Tamworth in 11 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Tamworth

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trip

Byron Bay

— 6 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Byron Bay: Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, browse the exhibits of Thomgallery, hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Byron Bay trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Tamworth to Byron Bay in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tamworth in June: high temperatures in Byron Bay hover around 24°C and lows are around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Bundaberg

— 5 nights
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bundaberg: Maryborough (Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum, Whistle Stop Rail Museum, &more) and Childers (Brierley Wines, Old Pharmacy Museum, &more). There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing Company, experience rural life at Tinaberries, do a tasting at Ohana Winery & Exotic Fruits, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bundaberg Rum Distillery.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bundaberg trip maker website.

You can drive from Byron Bay to Bundaberg in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bundaberg when traveling from Byron Bay in June, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Museums · Outdoors · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Airlie Beach

— 6 nights

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hamilton Island (Hamilton Island Art Gallery, Hamilton Island Marina, &more) and Bowen (Grays Bay & Horseshoe Bay). Next up on the itinerary: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef, trek along Whitsunday Great Walk, and view the masterpieces at Into The Blue Gallery.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Airlie Beach sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Bundaberg to Airlie Beach in 9.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Bundaberg in June, Airlie Beach is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Cairns

— 9 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach), Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, &more) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Safaris, &more). Spend the 6th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take some stellar pictures from Rex Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Airlie Beach in July, you will find days in Cairns are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Normanton.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Normanton

— 1 night
Normanton is a small cattle town and locality in the Shire of Carpentaria in Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Mutton Hole Wetlands Conservation Park, then don't miss a visit to Krys the Crocodile, and then take in the exciting artwork at Bynoe Arts Centre.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Normanton online vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cairns to Normanton. Traveling from Cairns in July, you will find days in Normanton are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Mataranka.

Things to do in Normanton

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Mataranka

— 1 night
Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Bitter Springs. Keep things going the next day: walk around Elsey National Park, explore the striking landscape at Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Springs, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Elsey Cemetery National Reserve.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mataranka day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Normanton to Mataranka takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Normanton to Mataranka due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Darwin.

Things to do in Mataranka

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Darwin

— 7 nights

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.
Take a break from Darwin with a short trip to Territory Wildlife Park in Berry Springs, about 42 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Mindil Beach, bet on your favorite at Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex, take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Darwin trip maker tool.

You can drive from Mataranka to Darwin in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Tours · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Australia travel guide

4.7
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.