41 days in Australia Itinerary

41 days in Australia Itinerary

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41 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Zagreb
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6​h
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  5​h 30​min
6
Leura
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Fly + Foot + Bus:  11​h 15​min
9
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Zagreb

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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Kayaking & Canoeing). Next up on the itinerary: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, and take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cairns online journey planner .

Zagreb, Croatia to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Zagreb to Cairns. In August, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Shaolin Port Douglas
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Shaolin Port Douglas ©
Shaolin Port Douglas

4
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Daintree National Park and Cow Bay Beach. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach, kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, and admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cape Tribulation travel route site .

Do a combination of bus, car, and ferry from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, car, and ferry; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Cow Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 30th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 1st (Sat) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, get outside with Port Douglas Microlights, and play a few rounds at Port Douglas Golf Tours.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas day trip website .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In August in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally admire all the interesting features of Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in September, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Family-friendly places like Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, have fun and explore at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne route builder tool .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Leura.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

2
nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Family-friendly places like Pulpit Rock Lookout and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Leura to Richmond to see Trees Adventure Grose River Park about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: hike along Grand Canyon track, take in breathtaking views at Lincoln's Rock, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, and get outside with Evans Lookout.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Leura online journey planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Leura in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect nights in Leura to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Trees Adventure Grose River Park, Wentworth Falls
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon track ©
Grand Canyon track
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

6
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, stroll through Coogee Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Leura to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Leura in September since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Sydney Harbour National Park
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

5
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Family-friendly places like Sea World Theme Park and Surfer's Paradise Beach will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Brisbane (South Bank Parklands & Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary). There's more to do: cool off at Dreamworld and find something for the whole family at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip builder .

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Brisbane
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cahills Crossing and Yurmikmik Walks. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge, explore the ancient world of Ubirr, contemplate the waterfront views at Jim Jim Falls, and look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Jabiru trip itinerary builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gold Coast to Jabiru. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site

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