32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Shuttle:  26​h
1
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Perth
— 3 nights
+4
Fly + Train + Foot + Bus + Train:  22​h 30​min
End: Manchester

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan), Myall Beach (in Cape Tribulation) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stroll through Four Mile Beach, and explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas travel planning app .

Manchester, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Manchester to Port Douglas, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Port Douglas is much hotter than Manchester - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Daintree, 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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Cairns holiday tool .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In January, daytime highs in Cairns are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, go for a walk through Field of Light, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in January, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 43°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Mooloolaba (SunJet Simulations & Mooloolaba Beach), BLAST Aqua Park Coolum (in Coolum Beach) and Podie Pie (in Nambour). Next up on the itinerary: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

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You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January: highs in Brisbane hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Podie Pie, BLAST Aqua Park Coolum
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): kick back and relax 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 see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Lord Howe Island tour planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

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, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in February since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, then get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and then stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, appreciate the history behind State War Memorial, and then explore the activities along Swan River.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Perth vacation tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne to Perth, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, Perth is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

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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