35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia holiday planner
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Hobart
— 4 nights
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Adelaide
— 2 nights
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Fremantle
— 1 night
Drive
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Margaret River
— 4 nights
Bus to Perth, Fly to Broome
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Broome
— 2 nights
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Darwin
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
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Gold Coast
— 3 nights
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Sydney — 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Blue Mountains and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Walk and The Three Sisters. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sydney tour itinerary site.

Dallas, USA to Sydney is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 16 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Dallas in November, with highs in Sydney at 77°F and lows at 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Hobart.
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Hobart — 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site. On the 6th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Mount Nelson Lookout, and sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart itinerary planning tool.

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 December, expect Hobart to be slightly colder, temps between 70°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Adelaide.
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Adelaide — 2 nights

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum, contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, and then hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide trip planning website.

Fly from Hobart to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Hobart to Adelaide. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in December: high temperatures in Adelaide hover around 79°F and lows are around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Fremantle.
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Fremantle — 1 night

Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach, stroll through Cottesloe Beach, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Fremantle Markets.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fremantle trip planner.

Getting from Adelaide to Fremantle by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Fremantle is minus 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in December: highs in Fremantle hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.
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Margaret River — 4 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.
Wine Tours & Tastings and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake Cave and Hamelin Bay. Step out of Margaret River to go to Augusta and see Jewel Cave, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take a memorable drive along Caves Road, and stroll through Gnarabup Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Margaret River vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Fremantle to Margaret River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.
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Broome — 2 nights

A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
On the 14th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Broome Town Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Gantheaume Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then kick back and relax at Cable Beach.

Before you visit Broome, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Broome takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. December in Broome sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 80°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Darwin.
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Darwin — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then stroll through Crocosaurus Cove. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Darwin tour itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Broome to Darwin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Broome to Darwin due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Darwin are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Port Douglas.
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Boat Tours & Water Sports and St Mary’s by The Sea chapel. Get in touch with nature at Daintree National Park and Opal Reef. There's still lots to do: stroll through Mossman Gorge Centre, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

Discover how to plan a Port Douglas trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Darwin to Port Douglas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Darwin to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. In December in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips and Billy Tea Safaris. You'll get in some beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Spas (in Palm Cove). Spend the 23rd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns attractions planning site.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in December, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.
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Airlie Beach — 3 nights

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Visit Airlie Beach Lagoon and Catseye Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Boat Tours & Water Sports and Helicopter Tours. Go for a jaunt from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island to see Hamilton Island Golf Club about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Whitsunday Crocodile Safari.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Airlie Beach trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly to Gold Coast.
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Gold Coast — 3 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Coolangatta Beach and Kirra Beach. It doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast travel route builder app.

You can fly from Airlie Beach to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Airlie Beach in December since evenings lows in Gold Coast dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:

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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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