34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairns
— 4 nights
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
3
Darwin
— 4 nights
4
Melbourne
— 4 nights
5
Hobart
— 4 nights
6
Canberra
— 2 nights
7
Sydney
— 4 nights
8
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
9
Brisbane
— 2 nights

4
nights
Cairns

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns and Bones and Jones. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Mission Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Cairns is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Ottawa to Cairns due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Mission Beach, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Jaques Coffee Plantation
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 5:
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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Photography Tours. Get in touch with nature at Daintree National Park and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. And it doesn't end there: explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas road trip website.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. July in Port Douglas sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Daintree National Park, Photography Tours, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

4
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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.
Bring the kids along to Defence of Darwin Experience and Berry Springs Nature Park. Visiting Litchfield National Park and Territory Wildlife Park will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Darwin trip simple and quick.

Fly from Port Douglas to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Darwin. Traveling from Port Douglas in July, you will find days in Darwin are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Tours Parks

Side Trips

Territory Wildlife Park, Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 13:
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RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll get in some beach time at Eastern Beach Reserve and Lorne Beach. Bendigo Art Gallery and Museo Italiano will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Spas (in Daylesford) and Ballarat (Ballarat Wildlife Park & Lake Wendouree). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne tour planning website.

Getting from Darwin to Melbourne by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Darwin to Melbourne is 0.5 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Darwin in July; daily highs in Melbourne reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ballarat, Lorne Beach, Spas, Eastern Beach Reserve, Bendigo Art Gallery
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 17:
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Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

4
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Hobart

Hobart ©
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.
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Battery Point Sculpture Trail are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Family-friendly places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Mount Wellington will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), The Neck (in Bruny Island) and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Russell Falls, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, and stop by The Wicked Cheese Co..

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hobart itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Hobart sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Hobart

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Russell Falls, The Wicked Cheese Co., The Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 21:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Neck ©
The Neck

2
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Canberra

Canberra ©
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 22nd (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, explore the engaging exhibits at Old Parliament House, and then take in nature's colorful creations at National Arboretum Canberra.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Canberra trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Hobart to Canberra by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Hobart in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Canberra, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Old Parliament House ©
Old Parliament House

4
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Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Blue Mountains and Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park. Get in touch with nature at Kiama Blowhole and Manly Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Lincoln's Rock in Blue Mountains National Park (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and take in the pleasant sights at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Canberra - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Blue Mountains, Kiama Blowhole, Lincoln's Rock, Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:
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Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

3
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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
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 the city and head to Cape Byron Walking Track and Burleigh Heads Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Coolangatta Beach and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Natural Bridge, browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre, and get in on the family fun at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast online visit planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Cape Byron Walking Track
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, thenadmire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Brisbane.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane travel route planner.

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Brisbane are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:
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Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art
Museum of Brisbane ©
Museum of Brisbane
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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