36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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Perth
— 2 nights
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Darwin
— 3 nights
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Townsville
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Gold Coast
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Canberra
— 1 night
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Launceston
— 2 nights
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Hobart
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Perth — 2 nights

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Top Gun Tours (in West Swan) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, appreciate the history behind Jewish War Memorial, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Perth. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Darwin.
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Darwin — 3 nights

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.
Spend the 29th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Darwin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is 1.5 hours. While traveling from Perth, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Darwin, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Townsville.
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Townsville — 2 nights

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
On the 1st (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland, then kick back and relax at The Strand, and then don't miss a visit to Jezzine Barracks. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Outdoor Activities, then get great views at Mount Stuart, and then take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Townsville tour itinerary app.

Fly from Darwin to Townsville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Darwin to Townsville is 0.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Darwin in August; daily highs in Townsville reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight 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.
Spend the 3rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the pleasant sights at Flagstaff Hill Walking Trail, stroll through Four Mile Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas vacation maker site.

Traveling by flight from Townsville to Port Douglas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 3 nights

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, sightseeing, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Port Douglas in September, with highs in Brisbane at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can fly to Cairns.
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Cairns — 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 10th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 13th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cairns planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Gold Coast.
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Gold Coast — 3 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.
Take a break from Gold Coast with a short trip to Cork 'n Fork Tours in Tamborine Mountain, about 40 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. The adventure continues: get outside with Qld Luxury Car Rentals, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast journey planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in September: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 4 nights

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sydney sightseeing planner.

Getting from Gold Coast to Sydney by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to fly to Canberra.
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Canberra — 1 night

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 21st (Thu): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Canberra road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Canberra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Canberra at 20°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 4 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see MP Designated Drivers in Sorrento, approximately Sorrento away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne journey maker tool.

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in September, Melbourne is a bit warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Launceston.
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Launceston — 2 nights

Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): sample the fine beverages at Launceston Distillery, then look for gifts at Honey Tasmania, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally stroll around Royal Park. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on Low Head Penguin Tours, then do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, and then stroll around City Park.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Launceston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in Launceston reach 17°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hobart.
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Hobart — 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Raptor Refuge (in Kettering) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 30th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hobart travel planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow 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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