37 days in Australia Itinerary

37 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
2
Cairns
— 4 nights
3
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
4
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
6
Melbourne
— 4 nights
7
Sydney
— 5 nights
8
Katoomba
— 5 nights

6
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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 and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls, identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Wetlands, explore the ancient world of Ubirr, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip planning website.

Nosy Be, Madagascar to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 132-hour travel. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time to Australian Central Standard Time is 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Aug 26 — Sep 1:
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Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

4
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Annie's at the Beach, Palm Cove Beach, &more). Spend the 2nd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, explore and take pictures at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and see Off-Road Tours.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Cairns day trip tool.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns by combination of bus and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. In September in Cairns, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Tanks Arts Centre
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Tribulation: Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre & Walu Wugirriga Lookout). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Tribulation Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation journey maker site.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

4
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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.
Spend the 10th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas, explore the galleries of Ngarru Gallery, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Port Douglas sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Mossman Saturday Market
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

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, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, trek along Kuniya Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Port Douglas in September, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

4
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Melbourne

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 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. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, plan for cooler days in Melbourne, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Museums
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sydney vacation planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

5
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Katoomba: Bilpin (Pine Crest Orchard, Hillbilly Cider, &more) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Katoomba trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in September since evenings lows in Katoomba dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackheath, Bilpin, Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Hillbilly Cider ©
Hillbilly Cider
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

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