44 days in Australia Itinerary

44 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

Make it your trip
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Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive
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Katoomba
— 7 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 8 nights
Bus to Charles Eaton Drive, Fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
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Sydney

— 5 nights

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

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

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sydney. June in Sydney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Katoomba

— 7 nights
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 Trees Adventure Grose River Park (in Richmond), Lennox Bridge (in Blaxland) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades House & Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, and trek along Narrow Neck Trail.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Katoomba trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Katoomba when traveling from Sydney in June, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wineries

Side Trips

Cairns

— 5 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 30th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 1st (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cairns Aquarium, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Cairns route planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Cairns in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Katoomba, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation

— 4 nights
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.
Explore Cape Tribulation's surroundings by going to Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay) and Photography Tours (in Daintree). Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's still lots to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach, and get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation trip maker tool.

Drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Port Douglas

— 6 nights
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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and get reinvigorated at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. July in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 8 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring nature at Maguk Gorge. Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring ancient history at Ubirr. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Animal Tracks Safari, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bardedjilidji Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, and admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek.

Plan my day in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge.

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

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and flight; or drive. July in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Melbourne

— 5 nights

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.
Dedicate the 29th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, you will find days in Melbourne are slightly colder (15°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Side Trip

Australia travel guide

4.7
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.