34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Wangaratta
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Alice Springs
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Darwin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Litchfield National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Palm Cove
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Mission Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Ingham
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Townsville
— 3 nights
Ferry:  30​min
11
Magnetic Island
— 1 night
Ferry:  30​min
12
Townsville
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
End: Wangaratta

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Cathedral, see where the action happens at Adelaide Oval, then admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Adelaide Zoo, then get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum, then explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, and finally admire the masterpieces at Flinders University Art Museum & City Gallery.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide online itinerary maker.

Wangaratta to Adelaide is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Wangaratta in June since evenings lows in Adelaide dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

6
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Go for a jaunt from Alice Springs to West MacDonnell National Park to see Standley Chasm Angkerle about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, and steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve.

To plan Alice Springs vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Adelaide to Alice Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in July: highs in Alice Springs hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Standley Chasm Angkerle
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

3
nights
Darwin

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.
Darwin is known for museums, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Mindil Beach, identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, and explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Darwin online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in July, you will find days in Darwin are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are much hotter (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

2
nights
Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): make a trip to Magnetic Termite Mounds, take in the dramatic scenery at Florence Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Buley Rockhole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Wangi Falls, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then stroll the grounds of Adelaide River War Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Litchfield National Park online tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Darwin to Litchfield National Park. In July in Litchfield National Park, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Adelaide River War Cemetery
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Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls
Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery

3
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): make a splash at Darwin Waterfront and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Crocodylus Park, then brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Aviation Museum, then examine the collection at 1934 Qantas Hangar, and finally admire the natural beauty at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Litchfield National Park to Darwin. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens ©
Darwin Waterfront ©
Darwin Waterfront
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Cairns

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.
On the 17th (Fri), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph. On the next day, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cairns tour planner.

You can fly from Darwin to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Darwin in July: highs in Cairns hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

4
nights
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Change things up with these side-trips from Palm Cove: Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Barron Falls, &more). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach, stop by Annie's at the Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Make your Palm Cove itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Palm Cove is very close to Cairns. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Kuranda, Rex Lookout, Trinity Beach
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Spas

1
night
Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): kick back and relax at Mission Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Helen Wiltshire Gallery, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, then do a tasting at Murdering Point Winery, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Golden Gumboot.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mission Beach trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Palm Cove to Mission Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Ingham.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Parks Adventure Beaches

Side Trips

Golden Gumboot, Murdering Point Winery
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Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Skydiving
Helen Wiltshire Gallery ©
Helen Wiltshire Gallery

3
nights
Ingham

Ingham ©
Ingham is a town and locality in the Shire of Hinchinbrook, North Queensland, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ingham: Paluma State Forest (in Paluma) and Cardwell (Ob la di & Hinchinbrook Island). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Wallaman Falls, identify plant and animal life at TYTO Wetlands, and make a trip to Mercer Lane Mosaic.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ingham day trip planner.

You can drive from Mission Beach to Ingham in 1.5 hours. In July in Ingham, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Townsville.

Things to do in Ingham

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cardwell, Paluma State Forest
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Wallaman Falls ©
Wallaman Falls
Jourama Falls ©
Jourama Falls

3
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Townsville is known for beaches, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand, head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, don't miss a visit to Jezzine Barracks, and identify plant and animal life at Billabong Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Townsville visit planning tool.

Drive from Ingham to Townsville in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
The Strand ©
The Strand
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Magnetic Island trip tool.

Magnetic Island is just a short distance from Townsville. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Townsville.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Magnetic Island Forts Walk ©
Magnetic Island Forts Walk
Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay
Magnetic Island Museum ©
Magnetic Island Museum

1
night
Townsville

Townsville ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanic Gardens and then admire the natural beauty at Queens Gardens Townsville.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Townsville online tour itinerary planner.

Townsville is just a stone's throw from Magnetic Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks
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Queens Gardens Townsville ©
Queens Gardens Townsville

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