44 days in Australia Itinerary

44 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Fraser Island
— 5 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Lord Howe Island
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
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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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Thornton Beach and Four Mile Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Cape Tribulation (Myall Beach & Daintree National Park). And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas, look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef, and stop by With Sugar.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online road trip planner.

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam to Port Douglas is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bandar Seri Begawan to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Port Douglas when traveling from Bandar Seri Begawan in October, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Safari
Safaris
4.9

5
nights
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Village Gallery and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, sample the tasty concoctions at Blue Sky Brewery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cairns route planner.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October in Cairns, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

4
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Airlie Beach

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Catseye Beach and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Airlie Beach: Daydream Island Living Reef (in Daydream Island) and Hamilton Island Art Gallery (in Hamilton Island). Next up on the itinerary: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour and stop by Into The Blue Gallery.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in October: highs in Airlie Beach hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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World heritage site
Scuba & Snorkeling
3.8
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Speed Boats Tour
Speed Boats Tours
4.7

1
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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Elfotography Hervey Bay, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stop by Mind, Body and Soul.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hervey Bay vacation maker app.

You can drive from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Hervey Bay, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

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Mind, Body and Soul ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Mind, Body and Soul
4.9

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Fraser Island

We've included these beaches for you: Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head. Get outdoors at Eli Creek and Lake Birrabeen.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island travel planner.

Getting from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island by car takes about 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
World heritage site
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
4.7
Lake McKenzie ©
World heritage site
Lake McKenzie
4.9
Indian Head ©
Water Body
Indian Head
4.8

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Lord Howe Island

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Relax by the water at Lagoon Beach and Ned's Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and Lord Howe Island Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island takes 13 hours. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
Lagoon Beach ©
Must see
Lagoon Beach
4.9
Ned's Beach ©
Must see
Ned's Beach
5.0

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Head to Sydney Fish Market and ATTY Galleryfor plenty of shopping. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Wentworth Falls Lookout in Wentworth Falls, approximately Wentworth Falls away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, visit Darling Harbour, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and view the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney itinerary app.

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Lord Howe Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. In October in Sydney, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Bondi Beach ©
Beach
Bondi Beach
4.2
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Hiking Trail
Bondi to Coogee Walk
4.8

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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.
Get in touch with nature at The Great Ocean Road and St. Kilda Beach. Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Central and Melbourne Museum. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Panorama Garden Estate in Boneo, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and browse the different shops at South Melbourne Market.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in November, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors · Shopping · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
The Great Ocean Road ©
Scenic Drive
The Great Ocean Road
4.8
Melbourne Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Melbourne Museum
4.5

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Walkatjara Art Uluru and Walpa Gorge. Escape the urban bustle at Uluru and Kuniya Walk. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, and hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 41°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
Uluru ©
Must see
Uluru
4.6
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
World heritage site
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
4.7

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Maguk Gorge and Anbangbang Billabong. Ubirr and Anbangbang Rock Shelter are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek, and trek along Bardedjilidji Walk.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Maguk Gorge ©
Must see
Maguk Gorge
4.8
Ubirr ©
Ruin
Ubirr
4.8
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Wildlife Area
Anbangbang Billabong
4.2

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