43 days in Australia Itinerary

43 days in Australia Itinerary

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Darwin
— 3 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
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Katherine
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
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Gold Coast
— 1 night
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Margaret River
— 4 nights
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Broome
— 3 nights

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Darwin

Darwin ©

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Take a break from the city and head to Crocosaurus Cove and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get some cultural insight at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Defence of Darwin Experience. Go for a jaunt from Darwin to Berry Springs to see Territory Wildlife Park about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, explore the galleries of Mason Gallery, make a splash at Wave Lagoon, and take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Darwin trip planner.

London, UK to Darwin is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Darwin is 9.5 hours. Traveling from London in July, things will get a bit warmer in Darwin: highs are around 36°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get some cultural insight at Yellow Water Cruises and Maguk Gorge. Step off the beaten path and head to Ubirr and Cahills Crossing. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bardedjilidji Walk, take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek, identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Wetlands, and explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock.

To find photos and other tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip app.

Traveling by car from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Mamukala Wetlands ©
Mamukala Wetlands
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Yellow Water Cruises ©
Yellow Water Cruises

3
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Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): wander the wide-open spaces of Katherine Outback Experience, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Katherine Hot Springs, and then add some adventure to your tour with Gecko Canoeing & Trekking. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nitmiluk National Park.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Katherine tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Katherine takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In July in Katherine, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Katherine

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge ©
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Mala Walk. Uluru Hiking Path and Uluru are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, go for a walk through Field of Light, explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

Start your trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Katherine to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Katherine in July: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Brett's Outback Tasting Adventures and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mossman Gorge Centre and Four Mile Beach. There's lots more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas is 0.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): relax and float downstream with Ocean Safari, whizz through the canopy at Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours, and then stroll through Dubuji Boardwalk. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see D'Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours and then stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation journey planning website.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
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Ocean Safari ©
Ocean Safari
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours ©
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

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Cairns

Cairns ©

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Visiting Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Down Under Cruise & Dive. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Spas (in Palm Cove) and Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda & Australian Butterfly Sanctuary). And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of Billy Tea Safaris, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

Start your trip to Cairns by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Mon Repos Turtle Encounter. Step out of the city life by going to Esplanade and Off-Road Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Bundaberg Rum Distillery in Bundaberg (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along The Pier and relax and rejuvenate at Hervey Bay Massage and Day Spa.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hervey Bay trip website.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Hervey Bay takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in August: high temperatures in Hervey Bay hover around 27°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Esplanade ©
Esplanade
Bundaberg Rum Distillery ©
Bundaberg Rum Distillery

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get some thrills on the water with Jetboat Extreme, stroll through Coolangatta Beach, then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Burleigh Head National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast visit planning app.

Getting from Hervey Bay to Gold Coast by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. August in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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Sydney

The Harbour City

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 outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Manly Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Australian National Maritime Museum and Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, wander the streets of The Rocks, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Gold Coast in August, you will find days in Sydney are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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Margaret River

A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wine Tours & Tastings and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Step out of the city life by going to Mammoth Cave and Meelup Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup), Jewel Cave (in Augusta) and Naturaliste Charters (in Dunsborough). The adventure continues: kick your exploration up a notch at Forest Adventures South West, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Margaret River attractions app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Margaret River in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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Wine Tours & Tastings
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Naturaliste Charters ©
Naturaliste Charters

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Broome

Broome ©

Yawuru Country

A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, don't miss a visit to Gantheaume Point, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Broome trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Broome in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Broome are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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