41 days in Australia Itinerary

41 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairns
— 4 nights
2
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
3
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
4
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
5
Brisbane
— 2 nights
6
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
7
Sydney
— 5 nights
8
Katoomba
— 4 nights
9
Melbourne
— 4 nights
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
11
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Macalister Brewing Company, get interesting insight from Tours, and explore the striking landscape at Earl Hill.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Cairns is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Cairns is 2 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, expect Cairns to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Crystal Cascades, Macalister Brewing Company, Tanks Arts Centre
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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: Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Daintree). The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, and get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation driving holiday site.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Boat Tours & Water Sports
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Walu Wugirriga Lookout ©
Walu Wugirriga Lookout

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, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get outside with The Bump Track, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

Plan a Port Douglas trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. November in Port Douglas sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, explore the activities along Lake Allom, take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest, and enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island road trip planner.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Fraser Island in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Port Douglas in November, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Fraser Island. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest

2
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.
On the 17th (Tue), admire all the interesting features of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha and then walk around South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:
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

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, thentee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower. Keep things going the next day: trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island takes 4 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is minus 0.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Take a break from Katoomba with a short trip to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruined Castle Walking Track, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, and hike along Prince Henry Cliff Walk.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Katoomba trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. November in Katoomba sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, see the interesting displays at Australian Sports Museum, and browse the collection at State Library Victoria.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne road trip tool.

You can fly from Katoomba to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Katoomba in November: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 3:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, trek along Kuniya Walk, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 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. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in December, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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 and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, trek along Bardedjilidji Walk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yurmikmik Walks.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) sightseeing tool.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 11 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site

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