33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

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33 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Umea
Fly + Drive:  36​h
1
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  9​h 15​min
8
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  36​h
End: Umea

3
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Cape Tribulation to Daintree to see Photography Tours about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, and get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation itinerary planner .

Umea, Sweden to Cape Tribulation is an approximately 36-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Umea to Cape Tribulation. In July, Cape Tribulation is somewhat warmer than Umea - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Photography Tours
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:
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Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm ©
Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm

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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre.

Plan trip to Port Douglas with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. July in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip site .

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 12:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: MaisyMoo (in Caloundra) and SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba). There's much more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in July, things will get little chillier in Brisbane: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

SunJet Simulations, MaisyMoo
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

4
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, stroll through Manly Beach, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July in Sydney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Melbourne online travel route planner .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Melbourne reach 15°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Uluru, trek along Kuniya Walk, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, and head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Billabong, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Gunlom Waterfall Creek ©
Gunlom Waterfall Creek

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