35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

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Hay
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Mungo National Park
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Flinders Ranges National Park
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Marree
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Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Kings Canyon
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Alice Springs
— 2 nights
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Daly Waters
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Mataranka
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Darwin
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Tennant Creek
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Mount Isa
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Hughenden
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Mount Surprise
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Millaa Millaa
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Atherton
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Cape Tribulation
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Port Douglas
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Palm Cove
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Cairns
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Townsville
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Mackay
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Yeppoon
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Bundaberg
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Brisbane
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Gold Coast
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Hay — 1 night

Hay is a town in the western Riverina region of south western New South Wales, Australia. Your list of things to see and do now includes Hay Outback Info Centre, Hay Gaol Museum, Shear Outback, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get all the information you need at Hay Outback Info Centre, see the interesting displays at Hay Gaol Museum, then see the interesting displays at Shear Outback, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Hay Sunset Viewing Area.

To find maps and more tourist information, read our Hay itinerary planner.

Springwood to Hay is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mungo National Park.
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Mungo National Park — 1 night

Mungo Loop Track has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): cruise along Mungo Loop Track.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mungo National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hay to Mungo National Park takes 3 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Flinders Ranges National Park.
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Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Flinders Ranges National Park — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Kanyaka Ruins & Cemetery as well as Farina. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Kanyaka Ruins & Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Aroona Dam Sanctuary and then don't miss a visit to Farina.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Flinders Ranges National Park road trip site.

Drive from Mungo National Park to Flinders Ranges National Park in 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. In December in Flinders Ranges National Park, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Marree.
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Marree — 1 night

Marree is a small town located in the north of South Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Mutonia Sculpture Park. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Mutonia Sculpture Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Marree online road trip planner.

You can drive from Flinders Ranges National Park to Marree in 3 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for Coober Pedy.
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Coober Pedy — 2 nights

The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, The Big Miner, Dog Fence, and other attractions you added. On the 21st (Wed), see the interesting displays at Faye's Underground Home, make a trip to Big Winch, don't miss a visit to Spaceship from Pitch Black, then pause for some photo ops at The Big Miner, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catacomb Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): go deep underground at Tom's Working Opal Mine, examine the collection at Old Timers Mine, and then see the interesting displays at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum.

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You can drive from Marree to Coober Pedy in 4.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Coober Pedy can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 2 nights

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Valley of the Winds, Walpa Gorge and Maruku Arts.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Coober Pedy to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 24°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Kings Canyon.
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Parks · Nature · Classes · Museums

Kings Canyon — 1 night

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kings Canyon trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Kings Canyon takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Alice Springs.
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Historic Sites · Tours

Alice Springs — 2 nights

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
You've added Women's Museum of Australia & Old Gaol Alice Springs, Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, Alice Springs School of the Air Experience, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at John Flynn's Grave Historical Reserve.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Alice Springs day trip site.

You can drive from Kings Canyon to Alice Springs in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In December in Alice Springs, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 24°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Daly Waters.
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Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Daly Waters — 1 night

Daly Waters is a small town in the Northern Territory in Australia, about 620 kilometres south of Darwin at the intersection of the Savannah Way and the Stuart Highway.The area's traditional owners, the Jingili people, believe the Dreaming tracks of the Emu and the Sun travelled through here on their way to the southern parts of the Northern Territory.HistoryThe name Daly Waters was given to a series of natural springs by John McDouall Stuart during his third attempt to cross Australia from south to north, in 1861-2. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Daly Waters trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Alice Springs to Daly Waters takes 9.5 hours. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mataranka.
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Mataranka

Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. To find out how to plan a trip to Mataranka, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Daly Waters to Mataranka in 2 hours. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Darwin.
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Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Spas

Darwin — 4 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Darwin Waterfront, Defence of Darwin Experience, George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, and other attractions.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Darwin online tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Mataranka to Darwin by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Darwin can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tennant Creek.
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Tennant Creek — 1 night

Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tennant Creek trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Darwin to Tennant Creek in 10 hours. When traveling from Darwin in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Tennant Creek, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mount Isa.
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Mount Isa — 1 night

Mount Isa is a city in the Gulf Country region of Queensland, Australia. You've added Lake Moondarra, Mount Isa City Lookout, ''The Buffs Club'', and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): head outdoors with Lake Moondarra, take in panoramic vistas at Mount Isa City Lookout, and then join in the after-dark buzz at ''The Buffs Club''.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mount Isa travel tool.

Traveling by car from Tennant Creek to Mount Isa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Tennant Creek to Mount Isa due to the time zone difference. In January in Mount Isa, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 27°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Wed) before leaving for Hughenden.
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Hughenden — 1 night

Hughenden is a town and locality in the Shire of Flinders, Queensland, Australia. You've now added Flinders Discovery Centre to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): examine the collection at Flinders Discovery Centre and then get great views at Mount Walker Lookouts.

Plan trip to Hughenden with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Mount Isa to Hughenden by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. January in Hughenden sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 28°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Thu) before leaving for Mount Surprise.
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Mount Surprise

Mount Surprise is a town and locality in the Shire of Etheridge, Queensland, Australia. On the 5th (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Copperfield Gorge and then make a trip to Windy Hill Wind Farm Viewing Area.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mount Surprise trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Hughenden to Mount Surprise takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Millaa Millaa.
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Millaa Millaa — 2 nights

Millaa Millaa is a small town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia. You've now added Historic Village Herberton to your itinerary.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Millaa Millaa trip maker website.

You can drive from Mount Surprise to Millaa Millaa in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sat) before leaving for Atherton.
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Atherton — 1 night

Atherton is a town and locality on the Atherton Tablelands within the Tablelands Region, Far North Queensland, Australia. The Crystal Caves has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at The Crystal Caves and then hunt for treasures at Kuranda Original Rainforest Markets.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Atherton trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Millaa Millaa to Atherton in an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Cape Tribulation.
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Cape Tribulation — 1 night

A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Marrdja Botanical Walk as well as Myall Beach. On the 8th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach and then go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Atherton to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. In January in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Port Douglas.
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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.
To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip planner.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by car takes about 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Palm Cove.
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Palm Cove

A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Palm Cove holiday builder site.

Getting from Port Douglas to Palm Cove by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in Palm Cove can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cairns.
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Cairns — 2 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.
You've now added Esplanade Lagoon Pool to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner.

You can drive from Palm Cove to Cairns in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Townsville.
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Townsville — 1 night

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Jezzine Barracks, The Strand and Castle Hill. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Jezzine Barracks and then kick back and relax at The Strand.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Townsville trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Townsville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Townsville sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Mackay.
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Mackay — 1 night

Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mackay trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Townsville to Mackay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January in Mackay, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Fri) before leaving for Yeppoon.
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Yeppoon — 1 night

Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yeppoon trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Mackay to Yeppoon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Yeppoon sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Bundaberg.
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Bundaberg — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Bundaberg Rum Distillery as well as Bundaberg Brewed Drinks.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bundaberg online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Yeppoon to Bundaberg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Bundaberg are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can fly to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 2 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Woody Point Jetty, Wynnum Esplanade, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and other attractions.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner.

Getting from Bundaberg to Brisbane by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Tue) before leaving for 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens, Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens, Witches Falls Winery, and other attractions.

Discover how to plan a Gold Coast trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Gardens
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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South Australia travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Nature & Parks · Gardens
Largely arid or semi-arid in terms of its climate and geography, South Australia nevertheless boasts several picturesque mountain ranges and grasslands, particularly in its coastal region. Founded in 1836 as a planned colonial province rather than a penal settlement, South Australia has a slightly different modern history than Australia’s other states. Economically prosperous and culturally rich, South Australia boasts a confident, easygoing personality.
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