37 days in Australia Itinerary

37 days in Australia Itinerary

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37 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Shuttle:  26 h
1
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  4 h 45 min
3
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+5
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Drive + Ferry + Drive:  11 h 15 min
4
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly:  7 h 15 min
5
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
9
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
11
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: London

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach), Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and stop by With Sugar.

For traveler tips, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online travel planner .

London, 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 train, flight, and shuttle. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Port Douglas at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Annie's at the Beach, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 30th (Thu), zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then race across the water with a speed boat tour. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Airlie Beach can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, don't miss a visit to K'gari, tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Head, and kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Fraser Island using our trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, ferry, and car from Airlie Beach to Fraser Island takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, flight, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, train, ferry, and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in Fraser Island when traveling from Airlie Beach in February, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

3
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: Aqua Fun Park (in Twin Waters) and Mooloolaba (SunJet Simulations & Mooloolaba Beach). There's lots more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip maker app .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In February, daytime highs in Brisbane are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Aqua Fun Park
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, then get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then kick back and relax 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 in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) 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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney online trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Canberra.

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

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Canberra day trip planning site .

Getting from Sydney to Canberra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in February, Canberra is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne online visit planner .

Getting from Canberra to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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
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, trek along Kuniya Walk, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in February: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C and lows are around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Perth.

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden and then steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River and then get engrossed in the history at Fremantle Prison.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth driving holiday app .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, expect Perth to be little chillier, temps between 38°C and 20°C. On the 27th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

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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