32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
5
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
8
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Johannesburg

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne vacation builder .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Melbourne is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Johannesburg to Melbourne, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Melbourne is little chillier than Johannesburg - with highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

5
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 20th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, then get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. On your second day here, play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, then stroll through Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

Make your Lord Howe Island itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Sydney to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

4
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Mooloolaba (SunJet Simulations & Mooloolaba Beach) and Caloundra (SunJet Simulations & MaisyMoo). There's still lots to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Brisbane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Caloundra
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

4
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan), Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach) and Myall Beach (in Cape Tribulation). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip builder app .

Getting from Brisbane to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Brisbane, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

4
nights
Cairns

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.
Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Palm Cove Beach about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip planning site .

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Palm Cove Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cairns in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
When in Perth, make a side trip to see Fremantle Prison in Fremantle, approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Western Australia, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Perth itinerary planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, with highs in Perth at 38°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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