36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive
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Goulburn
— 4 nights
Drive
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Canberra
— 4 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ventnor
— 1 night
Drive to Melbourne International Airport, Fly to Hobart International Airport
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Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly
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Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Fly

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3
nights
Sydney

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.
Wollongong Head Lighthouse and St. Mary's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong), Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama) and Katoomba (Echo Point Lookout & Blue Mountains). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sydney trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sydney. In July in Sydney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Goulburn.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:
Highlights from your trip
Nan Tien Temple ©
Religious Site
Nan Tien Temple
4.5

4
nights
Goulburn

Goulburn is a regional city in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia approximately 195km south-west of Sydney, Australia, and 90km north-east of Canberra. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy and Yerranderie. Explore hidden gems such as Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame and Garroorigang Historic Home. Change things up with these side-trips from Goulburn: Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Hyams Beach (in Jervis Bay). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Riversdale National Trust Historic Homestead, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Saviour's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Goulburn Rail Heritage Centre, and walk around Bungonia State Conservation Area.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Goulburn vacation maker site.

Getting from Sydney to Goulburn by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Goulburn can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Goulburn

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:
Highlights from your trip

4
nights
Canberra

The Bush Capital

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Room Escape Games and National Library of Australia. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Australian National Botanic Gardens, observe the fascinating underwater world at National Zoo and Aquarium, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, and ponder the world of politics at Royal Australian Mint.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Canberra trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Goulburn to Canberra takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Goulburn in July, things will get a bit cooler in Canberra: highs are around 13°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks · Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:
Highlights from your trip
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Water Body
Lake Burley Griffin
4.6
©
Room Escape Game
Room Escape Games
4.9

4
nights
Melbourne

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Split Point Lighthouse and Teddy's Lookout. Visit St Paul's Cathedral and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to St John's Anglican Church (in Creswick), Daylesford (Lake Daylesford & Spas) and Ballarat (Lake Wendouree & Ballarat Wildlife Park). It doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and make a trip to Southbank.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Melbourne journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 6°C in Melbourne. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ventnor.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 8:
Highlights from your trip
Lake Wendouree ©
Water Body
Lake Wendouree
4.7
St Paul's Cathedral ©
Religious Site
St Paul's Cathedral
4.5

1
night
Ventnor

On the 9th (Sun), find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Nobbies Centre.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ventnor online holiday planner.

You can drive from Melbourne to Ventnor in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Ventnor can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Ventnor

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:
Highlights from your trip
A Maze'N Things ©
Theme Park
A Maze'N Things
4.3

3
nights
Hobart

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.
Popular historic sites such as Richmond Gaol and Battery Point Sculpture Trail are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Constitution Dock and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately Brighton away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hobart trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Ventnor to Hobart with the Route module. Traveling from Ventnor in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Hobart, with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:
Highlights from your trip
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Historic Walking Area
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
4.8
Richmond Gaol ©
Architectural Building
Richmond Gaol
4.5
Constitution Dock ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Constitution Dock
4.5

4
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Gold Coast

A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Explore hidden gems such as Natural Bridge and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Byron Bay (Cape Byron Walking Track & Spas). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Head National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Climb, and browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Gold Coast takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in August: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 25°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 16:
Highlights from your trip
Cape Byron Walking Track
Hiking Trail
Cape Byron Walking Track
4.8
Natural Bridge ©
National Park
Natural Bridge
4.7
©
Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.8

4
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Brisbane

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) and Kondalilla Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba), Kings Beach (in Caloundra) and The Original Eumundi Markets (in Eumundi). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and get in on the family fun at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:
Highlights from your trip
Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) ©
Historic Site
Boggo Road Gaol (Jail)
4.5
Kondalilla Falls ©
Waterfall
Kondalilla Falls
4.6

5
nights
Cairns

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Josephine Falls and Mission Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get interesting insight from Tours, and see Off-Road Tours.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cairns day trip app.

Getting from Brisbane to Cairns by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in August, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 31°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 25:
Highlights from your trip
Josephine Falls ©
Must see
Josephine Falls
4.8
©
Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.8

3
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St Mary’s by The Sea chapel and Spas. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Photography Tours (in Daintree) and Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef and explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:
Highlights from your trip
Opal Reef ©
Must see
Opal Reef
4.7

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