35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

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35 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
+4
Drive + Fly + bus + train + bus:  10​h 45​min
6
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Coonawarra
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
8
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
9
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Margaret River
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Hanoi

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.
Get in touch with nature at Trinity Beach and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Safaris (in Port Douglas) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 20th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Cairns trip planner.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Cairns is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 3 hours. May in Cairns sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Safaris
Find places to stay May 20 — 22:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Escape the urban bustle at Valley of the Winds and Kata Tjuta. Get some cultural insight at Uluru and Kuniya Walk. And it doesn't end there: trek along Uluru Hiking Path, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, make a trip to Field of Light, and get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cairns in May, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 28°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wentworth Falls and Whale Beach. Get outdoors at Manly Beach and Clovelly Beach. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip maker tool .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, you will find days in Sydney are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Whale Beach, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. On the 31st (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, and take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hobart online driving holiday planner .

Fly from Sydney to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in May: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay May 28 — 31:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

3
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Coles Bay Jetty and Wineglass Bay Lookout. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Freycinet National Park and Gala Estate Vineyard. Change things up with a short trip to East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno (about 30 minutes away). There's more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Coles Bay trip planner .

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Gala Estate Vineyard, Coles Bay Jetty
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Mait's Rest and London Bridge. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Loch Ard Gorge and The Razorback. Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Gibsons Steps, explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, and don't miss a visit to The Grotto.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Campbell trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, train, and bus from Coles Bay to Port Campbell takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Coonawarra.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mait's Rest, Twelve Apostles
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 6:
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

3
nights
Coonawarra

Coonawarra ©
Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Menzies Wine Room & Retreat and DiGiorgio Family Wines. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Penley Estate and Bellwether. There's more to do: do a tasting at Brand's Laira.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Coonawarra holiday planner .

Drive from Port Campbell to Coonawarra in 4 hours. June in Coonawarra sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Coonawarra

Wineries

Side Trip

Raidis Estate
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:
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Penley Estate ©
Penley Estate
Brand's Laira ©
Brand's Laira
Wynns Coonawarra Estate ©
Wynns Coonawarra Estate

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Visiting Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Stokes Beach will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Admirals Arch and Seal Bay Conservation Park. Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island online day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Coonawarra to Kangaroo Island. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

2
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Albany's Historic Whaling Station and Forest Hill Vineyard. You'll get in some beach time at Little Beach and Nanarup Beach. Step out of Albany to go to Denmark and see Greens Pool, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Middleton Beach, explore the landscape on two wheels at Ellen Cove Boardwalk, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Albany day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Albany takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kangaroo Island to Albany. In June, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Nanarup Beach
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach

6
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Redgate Wines. We've included these beaches for you: Meelup Beach and Surfers Point. Venture out of the city with trips to Augusta (Jewel Cave & Water wheel), Wise Wine (in Eagle Bay) and Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave, Yallingup Beach, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Hamelin Bay, cruise along Caves Road, and stroll through Cowaramup Bay.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Margaret River tour itinerary planning site .

Drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Augusta, Boranup, Meelup Beach, Killerby
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 21:
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

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