36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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36 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Wangaratta
Drive + Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Palm Cove
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Mission Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Lucinda
— Few hours
ferry:  25 h
5
Magnetic Island
— 2 nights
Ferry:  30 min
6
Townsville
— 2 nights
7
Townsville
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
8
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
9
Darwin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
10
Litchfield National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
11
Darwin
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h 15 min
12
Alice Springs
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
13
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
End: Wangaratta

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.
On the 27th (Sat), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph. On the next day, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cairns tour planner.

Wangaratta to Cairns is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Wangaratta in June, with highs in Cairns at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Change things up with these side-trips from Palm Cove: Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre (in Mareeba) and Kuranda (Kuranda Koala Gardens, Barron Falls, &more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, make a trip to Honey House, tee off at Paradise Palms Country Club, and enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

Start your trip to Palm Cove by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Palm Cove is very close to Cairns. In June, daytime highs in Palm Cove are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuranda, Wangetti, Macalister Brewing Company, Paradise Palms Country Club, Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre
Highlights from your plan
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Spas

2
nights
Mission Beach

Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Mission Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Helen Wiltshire Gallery, and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Golden Gumboot, get great views at Mamu Tropical Skywalk, and then stroll around Paronella Park.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mission Beach visit planner.

Drive from Palm Cove to Mission Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lucinda.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Golden Gumboot, Fishing Charters & Tours, Paronella Park, Mamu Tropical Skywalk
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Paronella Park ©
Paronella Park
Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach

few
hours
Lucinda

Lucinda ©
Lucinda is a coastal town in the state of Queensland, Australia, located at the southern entrance to Hinchinbrook Channel near the town of Ingham. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): head outdoors with Absolute North Charters and then take in the waterfront at Lucinda Jetty.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lucinda trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Mission Beach to Lucinda takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Lucinda are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Lucinda

Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Absolute North Charters ©
Absolute North Charters

2
nights
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island
Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Arthur Bay, step off the mainland to explore Magnetic Island Forts Walk, then kick back and relax at Geoffrey Bay, and finally tee off at Magnetic Island Country Club.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Magnetic Island travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lucinda to Magnetic Island. In July in Magnetic Island, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Townsville.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
West Point
West Point
Magnetic Island Forts Walk ©
Magnetic Island Forts Walk
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
On the 9th (Thu), head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, then make a trip to Jezzine Barracks, then explore the galleries of The Drill Hall Studio, and finally make a trip to Riverway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James Cathedral, then take in the exciting artwork at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, then examine the collection at Maritime Museum of Townsville, and finally identify plant and animal life at Billabong Sanctuary.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Townsville trip planner.

Townsville is very close to Magnetic Island. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Jezzine Barracks ©
Jezzine Barracks
Riverway ©
Riverway

2
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
On the 11th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Mount Stuart, then take in nature's colorful creations at Townsville Palmetum, then explore and take pictures at Castle Hill, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Army Museum North Queensland. On the next day, take a memorable tour with Tours, then kick back and relax at The Strand, and then admire the natural beauty at Queens Gardens Townsville.

To plan Townsville vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Townsville Palmetum ©
Townsville Palmetum
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Strand ©
The Strand

1
night
Cairns

Cairns
Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Cairns using our trip planner.

Fly from Townsville to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for Darwin on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

3
nights
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.
Darwin is known for museums, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Mindil Beach, examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct, and take in nature's colorful creations at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Darwin online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Darwin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in July, you will find days in Darwin are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

2
nights
Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): make a trip to Magnetic Termite Mounds, take in the dramatic scenery at Florence Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Buley Rockhole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Wangi Falls, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then stroll the grounds of Adelaide River War Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Litchfield National Park online tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Darwin to Litchfield National Park. In July in Litchfield National Park, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Adelaide River War Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls
Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery

3
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): make a splash at Darwin Waterfront and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Darwin Aviation Museum, cool off at Wave Lagoon, then make a trip to Parliament House, and finally identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Darwin trip itinerary maker website.

Explore your travel options from Litchfield National Park to Darwin with the Route module. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Tue) before leaving for Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

Theme Parks Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Darwin Waterfront ©
Darwin Waterfront
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
Boat Tours & Water Sports

6
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Alice Springs to West MacDonnell National Park to see Standley Chasm Angkerle about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, and steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve.

To plan Alice Springs vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Darwin to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Darwin in July: highs in Alice Springs hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Standley Chasm Angkerle
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Adelaide is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum, identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, and take a stroll through Rundle Mall.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Adelaide takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in July, expect nights in Adelaide to be somewhat warmer, around 8°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Cleland Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

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