29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  12​h 30​min
2
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Albany
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
4
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  10​h 30​min
5
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
+4
Bus + Train + Bus + Fly + Bus:  13​h 30​min
6
Bicheno
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  6​h 30​min
8
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
9
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  26​h
End: New York City

2
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.
Visiting Wrights Lookout and Palm Cove Beach will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Agincourt Reef (in Port Douglas). Spend the 15th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cairns tour planning tool .

New York City, USA to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from New York City to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in January; daily highs in Cairns reach 89°F and lows reach 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kuranda, Palm Cove Beach, Mossman Gorge Centre, Agincourt Reef
Highlights from your plan
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Meelup Beach and Hamelin Bay. Visit Hamelin Bay Jetty and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks) and Jewel Cave (in Augusta). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Lake Cave and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Margaret River vacation planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Margaret River in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cairns to Margaret River, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Augusta, Yallingup, Meelup Beach, Hamelin Bay Jetty
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Canal Rocks ©
Canal Rocks
Ngilgi Cave ©
Ngilgi Cave

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Emu Point and Middleton Beach. Visiting Elephant Rocks and Greens Pool will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, don't miss a visit to Albany Wind Farm, examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, and admire all the interesting features of Replica of the Brig Amity.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Albany itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Denmark
Highlights from your plan
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Visiting Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary and Raptor Domain will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Seal Bay Conservation Park. Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Emu Ridge, do a tasting at The Islander Estate Vineyards, and get a taste of life in the country at Island Pure Sheep Dairy.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island online trip planner .

You can fly from Albany to Kangaroo Island in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Great Ocean Walk and The Grotto. Visiting Mait's Rest and Loch Ard Gorge will get you outdoors. Step out of Port Campbell with an excursion to Otway Fly Treetop Adventures in Weeaproinah--about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Gibsons Steps, explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, and take a leisurely stroll along Princetown Wetlands Boardwalk.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Port Campbell fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Port Campbell by combination of car and ferry takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Bicheno.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Princetown Wetlands Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk

1
night
Bicheno

Bicheno ©
Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Spiky Bridge, then do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bicheno vacation app .

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Bicheno takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in January, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Bicheno

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Spiky Bridge, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Wineglass Bay Lookout
Highlights from your plan
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Russell Falls and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. Richmond Gaol and Hobart Convict Penitentiary will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. On the 2nd (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail and take in the views from Richmond Bridge.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Bicheno to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, Russell Falls, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Highlights from your plan
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore hidden gems such as Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Everglades Historic House and Gardens. Get outdoors at The Giant Stairway and Wentworth Falls. Explore Katoomba's surroundings by going to Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, and don't miss a visit to Leura Cascades.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Katoomba journey planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Hobart to Katoomba in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hobart in February, with highs in Katoomba at 83°F and lows at 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Leura, Govetts Leap, Jenolan Caves, Wentworth Falls, Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Smoky Cape Lighthouse and Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Trial Bay Gaol and Tacking Point Lighthouse. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the interesting displays at Roto House, look for gifts at Silk Trees and Plants Quality Artificial Plants, and make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Port Macquarie trip planner .

You can drive from Katoomba to Port Macquarie in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. When traveling from Katoomba in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

South West Rocks
Highlights from your plan
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse

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