43 days in Australia Itinerary

43 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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 masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and get your game on at Zero Latency.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne sightseeing website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In July, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 21:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

6
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, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and stop by The Rocks.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sydney vacation builder website.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Sydney, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

5
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Trees Adventure Grose River Park (in Richmond) and Bilpin (Bilpin Cider Company & TNT Produce). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, hike along Fortress Rock, make a trip to Echo Point Lookout, and take some stellar pictures from Cliff Top Walking Track.

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Drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Katoomba. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Leura, Blackheath, Bilpin, Wentworth Falls, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Jul 27 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your plan
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to K'gari, explore the activities along Eli Creek, hike along Fraser Island Great Walk, and take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fraser Island route planner.

You can fly from Katoomba to Fraser Island in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Katoomba in August: high temperatures in Fraser Island hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Fraser Island Great Walk ©
Fraser Island Great Walk

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and explore the striking landscape at Earl Hill.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Fraser Island to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in August, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Earl Hill
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Tribulation: Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Daintree Discovery Centre) and Photography Tours (in Daintree). There's much more to do: experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation journey planning site.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Photography Tours
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach
Photography Tours
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

6
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.
Step out of Port Douglas to go to Daintree and see Daintree Tea, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre, Daintree Tea
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

5
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, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

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, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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