35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia travel route planner
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Cairns
— 1 night
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Brisbane
— 1 day
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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 1 night
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Dubbo
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Cobar
— 1 night
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Brewarrina
— 1 night
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Nyngan
— 1 night
Drive
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Bathurst
— 1 night
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Canberra
— 2 nights
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Ballarat
— 1 night
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
Ferry to Devonport, Bus to Hobart
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Hobart
— 4 nights
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Adelaide
— 3 nights
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Cairns — 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail self-drive option, Birdworld Kuranda, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, and other attractions you added. On the 19th (Fri), trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip site.

Portland, USA to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll lose 18 hours traveling from Portland to Cairns due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Portland in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 4 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Wavelength Reef Cruises, Mossman Gorge Centre, Platypus Viewing Platform, and other attractions you added. Take a break from the city and head to Daintree Discovery Centre and Four Mile Beach.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas tour builder app.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 62°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 1 day

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes River City Cruises, Museum of Brisbane and State Library Of Queensland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with River City Cruises, view the masterpieces at Museum of Brisbane, and then view the masterpieces at State Library Of Queensland.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planner.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in August; daily highs in Brisbane reach 71°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Gold Coast.
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Gold Coast — 2 nights

A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching as well as Southern Cross Tours. Keep things going the next day: tour in harmony with nature at Bushwacker Ecotours and then tour by night with Southern Cross Tours.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast road trip app.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 50°F. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 1 night

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.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney holiday maker.

Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Gold Coast in August, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are little chillier, around 66°F. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dubbo.
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Dubbo

Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Old Dubbo Gaol as well as Macquarie Regional Library. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Old Dubbo Gaol and then get lost in a book at Macquarie Regional Library.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dubbo road trip planner.

Fly from Sydney to Dubbo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in August, Dubbo is slightly colder at night with lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cobar.
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Cobar — 1 night

Cobar is a town in central western New South Wales, Australia. On the 28th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Fort Bourke Hill Lookout, Peak Gold Mines, stroll around Cobar Miners Heritage Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Great Cobar Heritage Centre.

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

Traveling by car from Dubbo to Cobar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Cobar are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Brewarrina.
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Brewarrina — 1 night

Brewarrina is a town in North West New South Wales, Australia on the banks of the Barwon River in Brewarrina Shire. Your day by day itinerary now includes Brewarrina Aboriginal Cultural Museum as well as Brewarrina Aboriginal Fish Traps. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Brewarrina Aboriginal Fish Traps and then get engrossed in the history at Brewarrina Aboriginal Cultural Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Brewarrina trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cobar to Brewarrina by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nyngan.
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Nyngan — 1 night

Nyngan is a town in the centre of New South Wales, Australia, in the Bogan Shire local government area within the Orana Region of central New South Wales. To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nyngan trip builder tool.

Drive from Brewarrina to Nyngan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 30th (Tue), you're off to Bathurst.
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Bathurst — 1 night

Bathurst is a regional city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Blue Mountains, Jenolan Caves, Abercrombie House, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get all the information you need at Bathurst Visitor Information Centre, then contemplate the long history of Miss Traill’s House, and then admire the landmark architecture of Abercrombie House. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Jenolan Caves and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bathurst journey planning tool.

Traveling by car from Nyngan to Bathurst takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Bathurst sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 5 nights

The Harbour City

Your day by day itinerary now includes Welcome Walking Tours, Susannah Place, Australian Museum, and other attractions you added. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Walk and Mrs Macquarie's Chair. Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian National Maritime Museum and The Rocks Discovery Museum. See some other sides of Sydney: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, explore the world behind art at Customs House, engage your brain at Powerhouse Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sydney day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bathurst to Sydney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bathurst in August, with highs in Sydney at 66°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Canberra.
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Canberra — 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes National Museum of Australia, Parliament of Australia, Old Parliament House, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Royal Australian Mint, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, then see the interesting displays at Old Parliament House, then admire the striking features of National Museum of Australia, and finally take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Canberra online holiday planner.

Fly from Sydney to Canberra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect Canberra to be little chillier, temps between 63°F and 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Ballarat.
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Ballarat — 1 night

The Golden City

Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
On the 8th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ballarat journey builder app.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Ballarat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in September, Ballarat is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 4 nights

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.
You've added Immigration Museum, Fitzroy Gardens, Brighton General Cemetery, and other attractions to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Block Arcade, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Ballarat to Melbourne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Hobart.
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Hobart — 4 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hobart Convict Penitentiary Historic Site, Cataract Gorge Reserve and Woolmers Estate. Visiting Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington will get you outdoors. Visit Port Arthur Historic Site and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site for their historical value. There's more to do: shop like a local with Salamanca Market.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daytime highs in Hobart are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Adelaide.
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Adelaide — 3 nights

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Adelaide Central Market, Migration Museum, Ayers House Museum, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Adelaide trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Hobart to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Adelaide when traveling from Hobart in September, with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Australia travel guide

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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.
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