38 days in Australia Itinerary

38 days in Australia Itinerary

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
3
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
4
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
6
Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
7
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
8
Noosa
— 3 nights
9
Sydney
— 4 nights
10
Melbourne
— 3 nights

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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, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, go for a walk through Mala Walk, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 33°C and lows reach 12°C. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

7
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring ancient history at Ubirr. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maguk Gorge, identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Animal Tracks Safari, and admire the sheer force of Twin Falls.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 11 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll set off for Port Douglas on the 11th (Fri).

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Animal Tracks Safari ©
Animal Tracks Safari
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

3
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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.
Spend the 12th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stop by With Sugar, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas travel route planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas is 0.5 hours. In September in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

4
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Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Explore Cape Tribulation's surroundings by going to Cow Bay (Cow Bay Beach & Daintree Discovery Centre). There's still lots to do: see D'Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours, kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, whizz through the canopy at Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours, and hike along Dubuji Boardwalk.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation tour builder tool.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Cow Bay
Highlights from your plan
Ocean Safari ©
Ocean Safari
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours ©
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 19th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Munro Martin Parklands, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip builder app.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Cairns sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

3
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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Hervey Bay is known for wildlife, trails, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, examine the collection at Wide Bay Hospitals Museum, get the adrenaline pumping with Skydive Hervey Bay, and test your team's savvy at Breakout The Room.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hervey Bay travel route builder app.

You can fly from Cairns to Hervey Bay in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in September: high temperatures in Hervey Bay hover around 30°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Maryborough
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Esplanade ©
Esplanade
Breakout The Room ©
Breakout The Room

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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, enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek, and stroll through Indian Head.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island takes 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Venture out of the city with trips to Skydive Noosa (in Marcoola) and Mooloolaba (Point Cartwright & Boat Tours & Water Sports). Spend the 29th (Tue) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at Essential Bodywork, do sightseeing your way with Great Beach Drive 4WD Tours, and gear up at Underground Surf.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Noosa holiday planner.

Getting from Fraser Island to Noosa by combination of car and ferry takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Skydive Noosa
Highlights from your plan
Essential Bodywork ©
Essential Bodywork
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, test your team's savvy at The Cipher Room, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney tour builder tool.

Fly from Noosa to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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Melbourne

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 Melbourne Zoo, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online itinerary builder.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

EscapeXperience
Highlights from your plan
EscapeXperience ©
EscapeXperience
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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