38 days in Australia Itinerary

38 days in Australia Itinerary

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Adelaide
— 1 night
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Fremantle
— 3 nights
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Margaret River
— 3 nights
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Albany
— 4 nights
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Esperance
— 2 nights
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Coral Bay
— 1 night
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Kalbarri
— 2 nights
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Denham
— 2 nights
Fly
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Broome
— 3 nights
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Darwin
— 2 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
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Katherine
— 2 nights
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Alice Springs
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
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Kangaroo Island
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Adelaide

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 1st (Thu): stroll the grounds of West Terrace Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, then take an in-depth tour of State Library of South Australia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Xavier Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Henley Beach, get to know the fascinating history of North Terrace, then steep yourself in history at Carrick Hill, then identify plant and animal life at Waterfall Gully, and finally do a tasting at Penfolds Magill Estate Cellar Door.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide online vacation planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Adelaide International Airport. In April in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fremantle.

Things to do in Adelaide

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Fremantle

Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Fremantle Prison and St. Mary's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Matilda Bay Reserve and Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Fremantle: Warnbro Beach (in Warnbro) and Rockingham Beach (in Rockingham). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum, don't miss a visit to Leighton Battery Guns, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Cathedral.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Fremantle online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Fremantle takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Fremantle. When traveling from Adelaide in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Fremantle: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Fremantle

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Hamelin Bay and Dunsborough Jetski Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Surfers Point and Gnarabup Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Cape Naturaliste (Sugarloaf Rock & Cape Naturaliste Walking Trails). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Margaret River Mouth Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Giants Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Boranup Karri Forest, and explore the ancient world of Hamelin Bay Jetty.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Margaret River trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Fremantle to Margaret River in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Elephant Rocks and Ellen Cove Boardwalk. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Princess Royal Fortress and Granite Skywalk,Castle Rock. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albany: Denmark (Denmark Thrills Adventure Park & Ocean Beach). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Old Farm, Strawberry Hill, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, don't miss a visit to Field of Light: Avenue of Honour, and see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Albany online tour builder.

Getting from Margaret River to Albany by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Albany are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

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Esperance

Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): kick back and relax at Blue Haven Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ten Mile Lagoon, kick back and relax at Salmon Beach, then kick back and relax at West Beach, then view the masterpieces at Anything & Everything Esperance, and finally make a trip to Esperance Whale Tail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): stroll through Adventureland Park, stroll through Bandy Creek, then steep yourself in history at Esperance Stonehenge, and finally trek along Rotary Lookout.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Esperance journey builder tool.

You can drive from Albany to Esperance in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or take a bus. In April in Esperance, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

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Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at The Coral Bay Shark Nursery, relax and rejuvenate at Indiblu Day Spa, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Marine Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Coral Bay tour builder app.

Getting from Esperance to Coral Bay by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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Kalbarri

Isolated and lapped at by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the town of Kalbarri boasts a picturesque location amid the dunes and sands of westerly Western Australia.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Zuytdorp Cliffs, don't miss a visit to Meanarra Hill Lookout, explore and take pictures at Ross Graham Lookout, then take in the dramatic natural features at Eagle Gorge, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Chinaman's Beach, identify plant and animal life at Reefwalker Charters Kalbarri, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mushroom Rock Walk Trail, then stroll through Pot Alley Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Blue Holes.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kalbarri journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Coral Bay to Kalbarri takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Denham.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

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Denham

Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ocean Park Aquarium, push the limits with Shark Bay 4WD, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Perfect Nature Cruises. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Little Lagoon, then take in the waterfront activity at Shark Bay, and then look for gifts at Blue Lagoon Pearl Shop.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Denham day trip planner.

You can drive from Kalbarri to Denham in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Denham

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Broome

Yawuru Country

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Courthouse Collection and Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral. Visit Chinese Cemetery and Japanese Cemetery for their historical value. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Broome Bird Observatory, enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and head outdoors with Staircase To The Moon.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Broome trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Denham to Broome takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Broome can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

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Darwin

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral Darwin, then identify plant and animal life at Territory Wildlife Park, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see the interesting displays at 1934 Qantas Hangar, look for all kinds of wild species at East Point Reserve, appreciate the history behind Darwin Cenotaph, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove.

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

Traveling by flight from Broome to Darwin takes 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 April in Darwin, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 25th (Sun), see the world from above with a helicopter tour, surround yourself with nature on Yellow Water Cruises, then see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Mirray Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, then identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands, and finally identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Billabong.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) travel planner.

Traveling by car from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Katherine.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

2
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Katherine

Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Manyallaluk - The Dreaming Place, view the masterpieces at MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft, look for all kinds of wild species at Low Level Nature Reserve, then take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs, and finally paddle through the water with Gecko Canoeing & Trekking. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, then take an in-depth tour of Katherine School of the Air, then see the interesting displays at Katherine Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Katherine trip itinerary site.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Katherine by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In April in Katherine, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Parks

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Alice Springs

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
On the 29th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, stroll through Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then get engrossed in the history at Women's Museum of Australia & Old Gaol Alice Springs, then view the masterpieces at Yubu Napa Art Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Alice Springs day trip planning app.

Fly from Katherine to Alice Springs in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, Alice Springs is a bit cooler than Katherine - with highs of 84°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Uluru and Kuniya Walk. Step off the beaten path and head to Mala Walk and Uluru Hiking Path. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Mon) before leaving for Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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Coober Pedy

The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at Old Timers Mine, examine the collection at Faye's Underground Home, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catacomb Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church, and finally appreciate the history behind The Big Miner. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church, admire nature's extreme beauty at Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Josephine's Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Coober Pedy trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Coober Pedy takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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Kangaroo Island

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get outdoors at Stokes Beach and Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. Get some cultural insight at Cape du Couedic Lighthouse and Australian Red Gum Gallery. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Kelly Hill Caves, see the interesting displays at Hope Cottage, cast your line with Emu Bay Fishing Charters, and relax in the rural setting at Will's Rare Breeds Farm.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island day trip planner.

You can fly from Coober Pedy to Kangaroo Island in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.

Western Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Gardens · Geologic Formations
Western Australia's almost 12,000 km (7,450 mi) of coastline is broken up only by oasis-like towns and cities. Most of the state, however, is an arid region of mostly uninhabited, infertile land with an untamed physical aesthetic. The harsh climate cultivates a laid-back lifestyle centered on the coast’s shaded enclaves and picturesque beaches. Australia’s largest state, with an area of 2.65 million sq km (1 million sq mi), Western Australia contains over a third of the country’s landmass but just 11 percent of its population.

Northern Territory travel guide

4.3
Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums · Wildlife Areas
A largely unpopulated, parched land of deep red desert, spectacular rock formations, and small, isolated settlements, Northern Territory has perhaps the most distinctively Australian aesthetic of all the country’s states. The region’s towns and cities are clustered around the Stuart Highway--the iconic road that serves as Northern Territory’s main artery--rather than the coastline, as is normally the case in Australia.