38 days in Australia Itinerary

38 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia journey maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Miallo
— 1 night
Drive to Cairns International Airport, Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly to Launceston Airport, Drive to St Marys
5
St Marys
— 1 day
Drive
6
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly
8
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
10
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly to Melbourne International Airport, Drive to Aireys Inlet
11
Aireys Inlet
— 1 night
Drive
12
Warrnambool
— 3 nights
+2
Drive to Portland Airport, Fly to Cairns International Airport, Drive to Wonga Beach
13
Wonga Beach
— 1 day
Drive
14
Cow Bay
— 3 nights
Drive to Cairns International Airport, Fly to Barcelona International Airport

S M T W T F S
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16

Cairns

— 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
The Crystal Caves and Samurai Gallery Australia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Palm Cove Beach and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba) and Babinda Boulders (in Babinda). Spend the 13th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station, and take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Cairns is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Barcelona to Cairns. Traveling from Barcelona in January, things will get much warmer in Cairns: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation

— 2 nights
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.
On the 15th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum and then experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cape Tribulation tour builder.

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. January in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Miallo.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Miallo

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Whyanbeel Arboretum and then identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Miallo trip builder tool.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Miallo by car takes about 4.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Miallo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Sydney

— 3 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Wentworth Falls Lookout. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Shelly Beach and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Katoomba--about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sydney online travel route builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Miallo to Sydney. Traveling from Miallo in January, things will get slightly colder in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to St Marys.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

St Marys

— 1 day
St Marys is a small township nestled at the junction of the Tasman Highway and the Esk Highway on the East Coast of Tasmania, Australia just 10 kilometres (six miles) from the coast.It had a population of 522 as of the 2006 census, although in the early 2000s it was one of the fastest growing areas of Tasmania. On the 22nd (Tue), stop by Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery, then explore the galleries of Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, then examine the collection at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers, and finally relax in the rural setting at Eureka Farm.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the St Marys online itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sydney to St Marys. In January, St Marys is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Marys

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Coles Bay

— 3 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Spiky Beach Conservation Area, then get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Wineglass Bay and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from St Marys to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hobart

— 2 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Kingston Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Port Arthur Historic Site and Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site. Change things up with a short trip to Seven Mile Beach in Seven Mile Beach (about 132 hours away). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), pause for some serene contemplation at Hobart Full Gospel Central Church, and learn about winemaking at Puddleduck Vineyard.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hobart trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Melbourne

— 4 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get in touch with nature at St. Kilda Beach and McCrae Beach. Appreciate the collections at Art Gallery of Ballarat and National Gallery of Victoria. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Somers Beach (in Somers), Brighton Beach (in Brighton) and Ballarat Wildlife Park (in Ballarat). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in January, you will find days in Melbourne are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 2 nights
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.
On the 1st (Fri), trek along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally trek along Kuniya Walk. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art Uluru, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and finally explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey tool.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in January: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Alice Springs

— 3 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Alice Springs Desert Park and The Residency. Get some cultural insight at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and Yubu Napa Art Gallery. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Emily Gap, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, and take an in-depth tour of Women's Museum of Australia & Old Gaol Alice Springs.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Aireys Inlet.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Tours

Aireys Inlet

— 1 night
Aireys Inlet is a small coastal inlet and town located on the Great Ocean Road, southwest of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Barwon Park, examine the collection at Australian National Surfing Museum, and then kick back and relax at Fisherman's Beach. Keep things going the next day: stop by Great Escape Books, enjoy the sea views from Split Point Lighthouse, then walk around Coogoorah Park Nature Reserve, and finally learn about winemaking at Blakes Estate Winery.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Aireys Inlet tour planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Alice Springs to Aireys Inlet. The time zone difference when traveling from Alice Springs to Aireys Inlet is 0.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Alice Springs in February, with highs in Aireys Inlet at 30°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Aireys Inlet

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Warrnambool

— 3 nights
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): head outdoors with The Arch, explore the activities along Bay of Martyrs, and then identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Whale Bone Studio Arts, then take in the exciting artwork at Blarney Books and Art, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore.

To find out how to plan a trip to Warrnambool, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Aireys Inlet to Warrnambool in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Wonga Beach.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Wonga Beach

— 1 day
Wonga Beach is a small rural residential town, north of Cairns in Queensland Australia.GeographyWonga Beach is a beachside town situated between the small residential towns of Rocky Point and the Daintree township. On the 11th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Wonga Beach.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Wonga Beach trip itinerary planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Warrnambool to Wonga Beach. February in Wonga Beach sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Cow Bay.

Things to do in Wonga Beach

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Cow Bay

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): kick back and relax at Cow Bay Beach, take some stellar pictures from Walu Wugirriga Lookout, then view the masterpieces at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, and finally engage your brain at Daintree Discovery Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Daintree Tea, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Tranquility Falls.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Cow Bay trip builder site.

Drive from Wonga Beach to Cow Bay in an hour. In February, daily temperatures in Cow Bay can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cow Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Australia travel guide

4.7
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.

Daintree Region travel guide

4.1
Wildlife Areas · Nightlife · River Rafting & Tubing
Located in the northeastern corner of the state of Queensland, the Daintree Region contains the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest in Australia. The forest runs as far as the region’s coastline and is part of a number of heritage sites and national parks. The area boasts significant biodiversity, with frogs, reptiles, marsupials, and a variety of bird species making the region their home.

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
Wildlife Areas · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.