31 days in Oceania Itinerary

31 days in Oceania Itinerary

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Fly to Perth International Airport, Drive to Fremantle
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Fremantle
— 3 nights
Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
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Drive to Darwin, Fly to Alice Springs, Drive to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive
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Caloundra
— 3 nights
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Drive to Brisbane International Airport, Fly to Cairns International Airport, Drive to Herberton
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Herberton
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Fremantle

— 3 nights
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Fremantle Prison and The Nostalgia Box Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at The Railway Museum and Art Gallery of Western Australia. Get out of town with these interesting Fremantle side-trips: Kalamunda History Village (in Kalamunda) and All Saints Anglican Church (in Belhus). There's still lots to do: stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, view the masterpieces at Adam Monk Photography Gallery, and examine the collection at Aviation Heritage Museum.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fremantle route tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Fremantle is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 7 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, things will get warmer in Fremantle: highs are around 38°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Fremantle

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 3 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ubirr and Twin Falls. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Wetlands, take in the dramatic natural features at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and get great views at Bukbukluk Lookout.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) route site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Fremantle to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Fremantle to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uluru and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga. Museum-lovers will get to explore Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art Uluru. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, stroll through Kuniya Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation app.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Adelaide.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

Adelaide

— 3 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Visit Langmeil Winery and Adelaide Oval for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at South Australian Museum and Kapunda Historical Society Museum. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Kalleske Wines (in Greenock), National Motor Museum (in Birdwood) and Johnston Oakbank Cellar Door (in Oakbank). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, view the masterpieces at Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, learn about winemaking at Tscharke Wines, and admire the masterpieces at Flinders University Art Museum & City Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide driving holiday website.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, expect Adelaide to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Brisbane.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Brisbane

— 3 nights

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.
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Qld MotorSport Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art will appeal to museum buffs. When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see Templin Historical Village in Templin, approximately Templin away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, take in the exciting artwork at Birrunga Gallery & Dining, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel).

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Brisbane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Brisbane is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Adelaide in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Brisbane, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Caloundra.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Caloundra

— 3 nights
You'll explore and learn at Queensland Air Museum and Mapleton Observatory. Get some historical perspective at Caloundra Lighthouses and Sunshine Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Caloundra: Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith (in Montville), Art on Cairncross (in Maleny) and Yandina Historic House (in Yandina).

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Caloundra day trip website.

Drive from Brisbane to Caloundra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Caloundra, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Herberton.

Things to do in Caloundra

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Herberton

— 2 nights
Herberton is a town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre, get a new perspective on nature at The Crystal Caves, examine the collection at Herberton Mining Museum, steep yourself in history at Historic Village Herberton, then see the interesting displays at Spy & Camera Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Wooroonooran National Park, view the masterpieces at Full Circle Studio and Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Tolga Historical Society and Museum, then look for gifts at Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Tolga Woodworks Gallery & Cafe.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Herberton trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Caloundra to Herberton with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Caloundra in January: highs in Herberton hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Herberton

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Port Douglas

— 3 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.
You'll explore and learn at Daintree Discovery Centre and Studio 49 Artisan Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Daintree Entomological museum and Port Douglas Court House Museum. Step out of Port Douglas with an excursion to Daintree Tea in Daintree--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Coffee Works Port Douglas, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and browse the exhibits of Ngarru Gallery.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Herberton to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cairns

— 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Samurai Gallery Australia. Popular historic sites such as St Monica's Cathedral and McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery are in your itinerary. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Village Gallery in Palm Cove--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the world behind art at KickArts Contemporary Arts, browse the exhibits of Michael Seebeck Gallery, and take in the exciting artwork at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cairns vacation site.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January in Cairns, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

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.

South Australia travel guide

4.5
Wineries & Vineyards · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Largely arid or semi-arid in terms of its climate and geography, South Australia nevertheless boasts several picturesque mountain ranges and grasslands, particularly in its coastal region. Founded in 1836 as a planned colonial province rather than a penal settlement, South Australia has a slightly different modern history than Australia’s other states. Economically prosperous and culturally rich, South Australia boasts a confident, easygoing personality.

Queensland travel guide

4.3
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Wildlife Areas
Located in the northeast of Australia, Queensland boasts a rich history, efficient cities, picturesque coastline, and lush interior rainforest. Tourism in Queensland tends to revolve around the Sunshine State's countless beaches and coastal enclaves, which engender a laid-back, easygoing way of life. Named after Queen Victoria, the state was first settled by Europeans in the 17th century, but the area is believed to have served as home to the country's Aboriginal population as far back as 60,000 years.