44 days in Australia Itinerary

44 days in Australia Itinerary

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44 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bandar Seri Begawan
Fly + shuttle:  13​h
1
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  4​h 45​min
3
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
10
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h
End: Bandar Seri Begawan

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Four Mile Beach and Thornton Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ngarru Gallery and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Cape Tribulation (Myall Beach & Daintree National Park). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas, and explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas vacation tool .

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam to Port Douglas is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bandar Seri Begawan to Port Douglas. Expect little chillier evenings in Port Douglas when traveling from Bandar Seri Begawan in October, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

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

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Village Gallery and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Spas about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, take a memorable tour with Tours, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

4
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Catseye Beach and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hamilton Island Art Gallery and Into The Blue Gallery. Take a break from Airlie Beach with a short trip to Daydream Island Living Reef in Daydream Island, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

Plan my day in Airlie Beach using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

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

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Hamilton Island, Daydream Island Living Reef
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

1
night
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 20th (Sun), explore the galleries of Elfotography Hervey Bay, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then look for gifts at Mind, Body and Soul.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hervey Bay trip maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Hervey Bay when traveling from Airlie Beach in October, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Get in touch with nature at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island in 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Step out of the city life by going to Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach. There's much more to do: trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, and see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island in 12.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Wentworth Falls. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, shop like a local with Queen Victoria Building, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wentworth Falls
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get outdoors at The Great Ocean Road and Panorama Garden Estate. Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Central and National Gallery of Victoria. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and hunt for treasures at South Melbourne Market.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online tour planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in November since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road, Panorama Garden Estate
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Get some cultural insight at Uluru and Walkatjara Art. Visiting Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Kuniya Walk will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and don't miss a visit to Uluru.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for much warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 41°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to 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
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Maguk Gorge and Ubirr. Get a sense of the local culture at Anbangbang Billabong and Gunlom Waterfall Creek. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Maguk Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

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