36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia visit planner
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Darwin
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Hobart
— 2 nights
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
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Albany
— 2 nights
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Margaret River
— 3 nights
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Defence of Darwin Experience. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Helicopter Tours. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Crocosaurus Cove, cast your line with a fishing tour, and make a splash at Wave Lagoon.

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

London, UK to Darwin is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9.5 hours traveling from London to Darwin due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from London in April: high temperatures in Darwin hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Kuniya Walk. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mala Walk and Walpa Gorge. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, look for all kinds of wild species at Uluru Astro Tour, and explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey planner.

You can fly from Darwin to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Darwin in May, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are little chillier (28°C), and nights are cooler (12°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Port Douglas.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Agincourt Reef and Spas. Spend the 6th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Opal Reef, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas journey planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Spas. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda--about 40 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

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You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. May in Cairns sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Port Macquarie.
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Port Macquarie — 2 nights

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): hike along Coastal walk and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Roto House, stroll through Koala Hospital, and then enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Cairns to Port Macquarie in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in May: highs in Port Macquarie hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Sydney.
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Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Sydney — 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Art Gallery of New South Wales and Chinese Garden of Friendship. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sydney holiday maker tool.

Getting from Port Macquarie to Sydney by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in May: highs in Sydney hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can fly to Hobart.
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Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Beaches
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Hobart — 2 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.
On the 18th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then stroll through Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of Tasmania, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hobart tour itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Sydney to Hobart in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in May, things will get a bit cooler in Hobart: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Melbourne.
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Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites
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Melbourne — 3 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Eastern Beach Reserve and St. Kilda Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Museum and Wine Tours & Tastings. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and take an in-depth tour of Jewish Holocaust Centre.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne online trip builder.

Fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Melbourne are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to fly to Kangaroo Island.
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Wineries · Tours · Parks · Beaches
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Kangaroo Island — 4 nights

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seal Bay Conservation Park and Raptor Domain. Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Sahara, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Albany.
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Albany — 2 nights

Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Albany's Historic Whaling Station and then explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge. On the next day, examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, then do a tasting at Singlefile Wines, and then kick back and relax at Greens Pool.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Albany journey builder app.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Albany takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Albany are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Margaret River.
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Margaret River — 3 nights

A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Wine Tours & Tastings and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hamelin Bay and Jewel Cave. There's more to do: Head underground at Lake Cave.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Margaret River online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel 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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