39 days in Australia Itinerary

39 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Albury
— 1 day
2
Alice Springs
— 8 nights
3
Darwin
— 2 nights
4
Litchfield National Park
— 2 nights
5
Darwin
— 4 nights
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
7
Palm Cove
— 5 nights
8
Mission Beach
— 2 nights
9
Ingham
— 3 nights
10
Magnetic Island
— 2 nights
11
Townsville
— 6 nights
12
Albury
— Few hours

1
day
Albury

Albury ©
Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. On the 28th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Albury Botanic Garden.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Albury holiday maker.

Wangaratta to Albury is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In June, daily temperatures in Albury can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Albury

Parks
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Albury Botanic Garden ©
Albury Botanic Garden

8
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Standley Chasm Angkerle in West MacDonnell National Park (about 34 minutes away). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and view the masterpieces at Yubu Napa Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Alice Springs travel route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Albury to Alice Springs takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Albury to Alice Springs, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Albury, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Alice Springs, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Standley Chasm Angkerle
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 6:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

2
nights
Darwin

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Territory Wildlife Park in Berry Springs (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove, make a splash at Wave Lagoon, take an in-depth tour of Darwin Aviation Museum, and bet on your favorite at Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip website.

Getting from Alice Springs to Darwin by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Alice Springs, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Darwin, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Territory Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:
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Wave Lagoon ©
Wave Lagoon
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex ©
Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex

2
nights
Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Termite Mounds, take in the dramatic scenery at Buley Rockhole, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Florence Falls. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at Adelaide River War Cemetery, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then admire the sheer force of Wangi Falls.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Litchfield National Park online trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Darwin to Litchfield National Park. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Adelaide River War Cemetery
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:
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Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls
Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery

4
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
Enjoy Darwin some more: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, cast your line with a fishing tour, see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, and explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Darwin visit app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Litchfield National Park to Darwin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience

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 16th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Bones and Jones, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Blue Sky Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Michaelmas Cay, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, and finally appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cairns road trip planner.

You can fly from Darwin to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. Expect little chillier 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 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

5
nights
Palm Cove

A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Safaris, &more). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, take some stellar pictures from Rex Lookout, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Palm Cove using our trip planner.

Palm Cove is very close to Cairns. In July, daily temperatures in Palm Cove can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Wangetti, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 22:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Safaris

2
nights
Mission Beach

Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Venture out of the city with trips to Millaa Millaa Lookout (in Millaa Millaa), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Port Douglas) and Paronella Park (in Mena Creek). And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Mamu Tropical Skywalk, stroll through Mission Beach, browse the exhibits of Helen Wiltshire Gallery, and take in panoramic vistas at Golden Gumboot.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mission Beach driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Palm Cove to Mission Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ingham.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Millaa Millaa Lookout, Mamu Tropical Skywalk, Fishing Charters & Tours, The Pocket, Mission Beach
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Paronella Park ©
Paronella Park
Mamu Tropical Skywalk ©
Mamu Tropical Skywalk

3
nights
Ingham

Ingham ©
Ingham is a town and locality in the Shire of Hinchinbrook, North Queensland, Australia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): look for gifts at Ob la di and then explore the striking landscape of Hinchinbrook Island.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ingham trip planner.

Getting from Mission Beach to Ingham by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Ingham

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Cardwell
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:
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Wallaman Falls ©
Wallaman Falls

2
nights
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Arthur Bay, then step off the mainland to explore Magnetic Island Forts Walk, then stroll through Geoffrey Bay, and finally tee off at Magnetic Island Country Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail, kick back and relax at West Point, and then get engrossed in the history at Magnetic Island Museum.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Magnetic Island trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Ingham to Magnetic Island with the Route module. In July, daily temperatures in Magnetic Island can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Townsville.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:
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Magnetic Island Forts Walk ©
Magnetic Island Forts Walk
Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail ©
Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail
Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay

6
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: kick back and relax at The Strand, take in nature's colorful creations at Queens Gardens Townsville, don't miss a visit to Jezzine Barracks, and brush up on your military savvy at Army Museum North Queensland.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Townsville road trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Magnetic Island to Townsville in an hour. July in Townsville sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Albury.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Gondwana Rainforest
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 5:
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Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
The Strand ©
The Strand
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

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Albury

Albury ©
On the 5th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Hume and then browse the collection at Albury LibraryMuseum.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Albury trip planner.

Getting from Townsville to Albury by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Townsville in August, things will get much colder in Albury: highs are around 16°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Albury

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:
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Albury LibraryMuseum ©
Albury LibraryMuseum

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