26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 3 nights
2
Albany
— 1 night
3
Margaret River
— 2 nights
4
Broome
— 1 night
5
Darwin
— 3 nights
6
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
8
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
9
Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
10
Cairns
— 3 nights
11
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
12
Toowoomba
— 1 night
13
Hervey Bay
— 2 nights

3
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Cipher Room and Australian National Maritime Museum. The adventure continues: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sydney journey planning website.

Mexico City, Mexico to Sydney is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 16 hours. In September in Sydney, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
The Cipher Room ©
The Cipher Room
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, get great views at Rotary Lookout Albany, then explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and finally make a trip to Albany Wind Farm.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Albany trip builder website.

Getting from Sydney to Albany by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Albany. In September, Albany is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On your second day here, Head underground at Jewel Cave, then Head underground at Lake Cave, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Margaret River trip planner.

Getting from Albany to Margaret River by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Broome.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Jewel Cave
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

1
night
Broome

Broome ©
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 9th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cable Beach, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Broome trip site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Broome in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Broome, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

3
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Speed Boats Tours. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and cool off at Wave Lagoon.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Darwin trip maker tool.

Fly from Broome to Darwin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Broome to Darwin. Traveling from Broome in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Darwin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
Offroad Dreaming ©
Offroad Dreaming

2
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 13th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, and finally explore the ancient world of Ubirr.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) planning website.

Traveling by car from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Helicopter Tours

2
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, then explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, and finally make a trip to Field of Light. On your second day here, take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

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Port Douglas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Port Douglas vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Port Douglas. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
Highlights from your plan
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

1
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Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): let the river carry you with Ocean Safari, kick your exploration up a notch at Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours, then take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, and finally relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation visit planning site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ocean Safari ©
Ocean Safari
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours ©
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Botanical Gardens and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Palm Cove Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 21st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Michaelmas Cay, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planning website.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Helicopter Tours

1
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Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach online driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in September, you will find days in Airlie Beach are a bit cooler (29°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Toowoomba.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Helicopter Tours
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Boat Tours & Water Sports

1
night
Toowoomba

Toowoomba ©
Toowoomba is a city in the Darling Downs region in the Australian state of Queensland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): walk around Queens Park Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Cobb+Co Museum, don't miss a visit to Picnic Point Lookout and Parkland, then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Gardens USQ QLD, and finally stroll around Laurel Bank Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Toowoomba driving holiday planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Airlie Beach to Toowoomba in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in September, expect cooler with lows of 7°C in Toowoomba. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Toowoomba

Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Laurel Bank Park ©
Laurel Bank Park
Queens Park Botanic Gardens ©
Queens Park Botanic Gardens
Japanese Gardens USQ QLD ©
Japanese Gardens USQ QLD

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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along The Pier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Hervey Bay Massage and Day Spa.

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

You can drive from Toowoomba to Hervey Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hervey Bay when traveling from Toowoomba in September, with lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Esplanade ©
Esplanade
The Pier ©
The Pier

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