44 days in Australia Itinerary

44 days in Australia Itinerary

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Perth
— 1 night
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
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Katoomba
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
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Fraser Island
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights

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Perth

Perth ©

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 11th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden and then snap pictures at Elizabeth Quay.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Perth visit planner.

Valletta, Malta to Perth is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Valletta to Perth. Traveling from Valletta in July, things will get cooler in Perth: highs are around 21°C and lows about 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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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.
On the 13th (Sat), trek along Kuniya Walk, then don't miss a visit to Uluru, and then explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge. On your second day here, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route website.

Getting from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Ballarat (Ballarat Botanical Gardens & Sovereign Hill). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Katoomba: Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, make a trip to Sublime Point Lookout, and get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Katoomba route maker site.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect nights in Katoomba to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company

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Sydney

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.
Change things up with a short trip to The Australiana Pioneer Village in Wilberforce (about 1h 5 min away). There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Katoomba in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Side Trips

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

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©

Australia's New World City

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: SkyPoint Observation Deck (in Surfers Paradise), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). The adventure continues: stroll around South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Brisbane online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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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, step aboard Maheno Wreck, kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda), Paronella Park (in Mena Creek) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 6th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market, and don't miss a visit to Freshwater Station.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip planning website.

Getting from Fraser Island to Cairns by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in August, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 31°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cape Tribulation side-trips: Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Marrdja Botanical Walk, trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

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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.
Step out of Port Douglas to go to Daintree and see Photography Tours, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Spend the 14th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Photography Tours
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre and then admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maguk Gorge and then explore the ancient world of Ubirr.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls

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