42 days in Australia Itinerary

42 days in Australia Itinerary

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42 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
5
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  9​h 15​min
6
Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Brisbane
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
10
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Calgary

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Green Island, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

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Calgary, Canada to Cairns is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 17 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Calgary in February, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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: Myall Beach (in Cape Tribulation) and Diwan (Alexandra Bay Waterfall & Daintree Entomological museum). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas driving holiday planner .

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

2
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.
On the 4th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then don't miss a visit to Anangu Uwankaraku Punu Aboriginal corporation, and finally learn more about the world around you at Wintjiri Arts + Museum. Keep things going the next day: trek along Uluru Hiking Path and then take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

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 March, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
Highlights from your plan
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk
Helicopter Tours

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
See even more of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: make a trip to Uluru, get great views at Uluru, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning website .

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

3
nights
Perth

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Perth online holiday maker .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, with highs in Perth at 34°C and lows at 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for Katoomba.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Fremantle Prison
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, get great views at Govetts Leap, don't miss a visit to Echo Point Lookout, and take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Katoomba day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Perth to Katoomba in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 2 hours. When traveling from Perth in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Katoomba, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blackheath, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Jenolan Caves, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Bilpin Cider Company
Highlights from your plan
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

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, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Sydney sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In March in Sydney, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to 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 ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Lord Howe Island is known for beaches, trails, nature, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Sydney to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to 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
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

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: SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba) and Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, and explore and take pictures at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

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Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. March in Brisbane sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

SunJet Simulations, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, stroll through Indian Head, kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and step aboard Maheno Wreck.

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

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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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