38 days in Australia Itinerary

38 days in Australia Itinerary

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38 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca
Fly:  22​h
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Alice Springs
— 1 night
3
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Canberra
— 3 nights
8
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Cluj-Napoca

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
You've added St. Mary's Cathedral, The Shipwreck Galleries, WA Maritime Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Perth to Fremantle to see Fremantle Prison about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Western Australia, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Perth vacation website .

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Perth is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Perth due to the time zone difference. September in Perth sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alice Springs Desert Park, Olive Pink Botanic Garden and Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum. On the 6th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, then admire the natural beauty at Olive Pink Botanic Garden, then steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and finally take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, then examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Alice Springs online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Alice Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Perth in September, you will find days in Alice Springs are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St Francis Xavier Cathedral, Ayers House Museum, Adelaide Gaol, and other attractions you added. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, and take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

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Getting from Alice Springs to Adelaide by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alice Springs in September, plan for little chillier days in Adelaide, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Adelaide Gaol
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Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Migration Museum
Migration Museum

4
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Three Capes Track, Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Port Arthur Historic Site in Port Arthur (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and take in the views from Richmond Bridge.

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Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In September, Hobart is slightly colder than Adelaide - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Richmond Bridge, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Liffey Falls, Entally House and Woolmers Estate. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Liffey Falls, steep yourself in history at Entally House, then steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, and finally stroll around City Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Launceston trip planning site .

You can drive from Hobart to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Launceston are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Woolmers Estate, Liffey Falls
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Highlights from your plan
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City 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've added Carlton Gardens, Federation Square, Old Treasury Building, and other attractions to your itinerary. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne tour itinerary builder app .

Getting from Launceston to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Library of Australia, Old Parliament House and National Museum of Australia. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, engage your brain at Questacon, make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia.

To find out how to plan a trip to Canberra, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Canberra, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

4
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Coogee Beach, Circular Quay and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and stroll through Bondi Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Canberra to Sydney by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 25°C and lows about 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Queensland Art Gallery as well as Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, explore and take pictures at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Brisbane journey app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Four Mile Beach, Mossman Gorge Centre, Green Island, and other attractions. There's more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cairns road trip tool .

Getting from Brisbane to Cairns by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in September, with highs in Cairns at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Four Mile Beach, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 4:
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Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes East Point Reserve, George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and other attractions you added. Go for a jaunt from Darwin to Batchelor to see Litchfield National Park about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, and take in the waterfront at Darwin Wharf Precinct.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Darwin road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Darwin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairns in October: high temperatures in Darwin hover around 39°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience

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