24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
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Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly to Perth, Bus to Margaret River
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Margaret River
— 3 nights
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Albany
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas

— 2 nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Opal Reef. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Agincourt Reef and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas visit planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Port Douglas is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 9 hours. Traveling from Brussels in January, things will get warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Barron Falls and Billy Tea Safaris. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda, about 40 minutes away.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): trek along Kuniya Walk, then admire all the interesting features of Uluru, and then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a walk through Mala Walk and then explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairns in January: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:

Kangaroo Island

— 3 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Step out of the city life by going to Kangaroo Island Wilderness Tours and Little Sahara. Explore hidden gems such as Stokes Beach and Kangaroo Island Spirits. The adventure continues: stroll through Seal Bay Conservation Park and relax in the rural setting at Will's Rare Breeds Farm.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island trip planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Kangaroo Island by flight takes about 17.5 hours. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Hobart.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:

Hobart

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Drink Tasmania Premium Tours. Get in touch with nature at Seven Mile Beach and Mount Wellington. When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately Brighton away. The adventure continues: visit North Hobart, learn about winemaking at Puddleduck Vineyard, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart holiday builder app.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Hobart takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Kangaroo Island to Hobart, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:

Margaret River

— 3 nights
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 off the beaten path and head to Hamelin Bay and Brookwood Estate Winery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Boranup Gallery and Amelia Park Wines. There's still lots to do: stroll through Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre, view the masterpieces at JahRoc Galleries, explore the fascinating underground world of Giants Cave, and kick back and relax at Margaret River Mouth Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Margaret River vacation planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hobart to Margaret River takes 12 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Hobart to Margaret River due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 28:

Albany

— 4 nights
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.
Get outdoors at Elephant Rocks and Kalgan River. The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum and Oranje Tractor Wine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Denmark (Ocean Beach & Singlefile Wines). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Frenchman Bay, stroll through Goode Beach, and grab your bike and head to Ellen Cove Boardwalk.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Albany trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Margaret River to Albany by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. January in Albany sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Albany

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 1:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.