42 days in Australia Itinerary

42 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia journey builder

Plan created by another user. Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
3
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
4
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
6
Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
7
Noosa
— 5 nights
8
Sydney
— 6 nights
9
Leura
— 4 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Uluru and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga. Get a sense of the local culture at Kuniya Walk and Uluru Hiking Path. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge.

To find out how to plan a trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Adelaide to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in August: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

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

7
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get in touch with nature at Yellow Water Cruises and Maguk Gorge. Get a sense of the local culture at Ubirr and Jim Jim Falls. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Billabong, stroll through Bardedjilidji Walk, admire all the interesting features of Mirray Lookout, and take in the dramatic natural features at Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

Plan trip to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

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. On the 30th (Sun), you'll travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Yellow Water Cruises ©
Yellow Water Cruises
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge

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.
Get some cultural insight at Brett's Outback Tasting Adventures and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, look for gifts at With Sugar, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas driving holiday app.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas by combination of bus and flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Take a break from the city and head to D'Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours and Daintree Entomological museum. Get some cultural insight at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory and Daintree Discovery Centre. Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. And it doesn't end there: relax and float downstream with Ocean Safari, stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and trek along Dubuji Boardwalk.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation travel route builder site.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Daintree Discovery Centre, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
Highlights from your plan
Ocean Safari ©
Ocean Safari
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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.
Historic Village Herberton and Village Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Palm Cove Beach about 32 minutes away. There's more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cairns online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

3
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Elfotography Hervey Bay and Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Esplanade. Step out of Hervey Bay with an excursion to Alloway Farm Market in Bundaberg--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: stop by Mary Ryan's, view the masterpieces at Ashleigh Manley Art Gallery Homewares & Gifts, and get a taste of the local shopping with Hervey Bay Regional Gallery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hervey Bay trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cairns to Hervey Bay by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, Hervey Bay is little chillier than Cairns - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Shopping · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Alloway Farm Market
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Esplanade ©
Esplanade
Elfotography Hervey Bay ©
Elfotography Hervey Bay

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Escape the urban bustle at Noosa National Park and Noosa Main Beach. For shopping fun, head to The Real McCaul or Artisans Gallery. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Smithys Fishing Charters (in Minyama), Maleny (Art on Cairncross & Obi Boardwalk) and Caloundra (Seaview Art Gallery & Moffat Beach). The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, view the masterpieces at Noosa Regional gallery, explore the galleries of Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, and take an in-depth tour of Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre.

Plan trip to Noosa with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Hervey Bay to Noosa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Eumundi, Montville, Maleny, Caloundra, Smithys Fishing Charters
Highlights from your plan
Essential Bodywork ©
Essential Bodywork
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Smithys Fishing Charters ©
Smithys Fishing Charters

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at ATTY Gallery and Sydney Opera House. Visiting Bondi Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: stop by Sydney Fish Market, buy something for everyone on your list at Queen Victoria Building, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and stop by Darling Harbour.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney online travel route planner.

Fly from Noosa to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Sydney are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
ATTY Gallery ©
ATTY Gallery
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
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. Get some historical perspective at The National Pass and Saint Bonaventure's Church. Head to Leura Mall and Falls Galleryfor some retail therapy. Go for a jaunt from Leura to Bilpin to see Hillbilly Cider about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Lost Bear Gallery, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, take an in-depth tour of Katoomba Antique Centre, and grab your bike and head to Narrow Neck Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Leura road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Leura takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in September since evenings lows in Leura dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Leura

Shopping · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wentworth Falls, The National Pass, Hillbilly Cider
Highlights from your plan
Lost Bear Gallery ©
Lost Bear Gallery
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

Similar plans

43 days in Australia BY A USER FROM ITALY December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 43 days in Australia BY A USER FROM DENMARK February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 43 days in Australia BY A USER FROM DENMARK February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 44 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 43 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 43 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 46 days in Australia BY A USER FROM GERMANY December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 46 days in Australia & New Zealand BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 18 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, teens, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, teens, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 50 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, teens, popular sights Preferences: June, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans