46 days in Australia Itinerary

46 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Darwin
1
Darwin
— 12 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Alice Springs
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Cairns
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
6
Sydney
— 9 nights
End: Sydney

12
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Get a sense of the local culture at Adelaide River War Cemetery and Darwin Military Museum. Batchelor Museum and Chinese Temple and Museum Chung Wah will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Darwin's surroundings by going to Nina's Ark Wildlife Sanctuary (in Batchelor), Litchfield National Park (Wangi Falls, Florence Falls, &more) and Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve (in Humpty Doo). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Parliament House, play a few rounds at Darwin Golf Club, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lameroo Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip builder.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiport is Darwin International Airport. In June, daytime highs in Darwin are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Batchelor, Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park, Adelaide River War Cemetery, Palmerston Golf & Country Club
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 27:
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East Point Reserve ©
East Point Reserve
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Safaris

6
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Take a break from the city and head to The Kangaroo Sanctuary and John Flynn's Grave Historical Reserve. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path and Women's Museum of Australia & Old Gaol Alice Springs. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, see the interesting displays at The Residency, explore the striking landscape of Emily Gap, and brush up on your military savvy at Alice Springs RSL War Museum.

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You can fly from Darwin to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Darwin in June: high temperatures in Alice Springs hover around 23°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 3:
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
John Flynn's Grave Historical Reserve ©
John Flynn's Grave Historical Reserve
The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park ©
The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru Hiking Path. Visiting Valley of the Winds and Kuniya Walk will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, and don't miss a visit to Field of Light.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning tool.

Fly from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

8
nights
Cairns

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.
The Crystal Caves and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Spy & Camera Museum and Cairns Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Babinda Boulders (in Babinda), Millaa Millaa Falls (in Millaa Millaa) and Mareeba (Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre & Granite Gorge Nature Park). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Nudey Beach, and identify plant and animal life at The Peterson Creek Walking Track.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cairns online trip planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Mareeba, Babinda Boulders, The Crystal Caves, Spy & Camera Museum, Centenary Lakes - Cairns Botanic Gardens
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders
Granite Gorge Nature Park ©
Granite Gorge Nature Park
The Crystal Caves ©
The Crystal Caves

5
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Daintree Entomological museum and Port Douglas Court House Museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Thornton Beach and Wonga Beach. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Cape Tribulation Beach (in Cape Tribulation), Daintree (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Floravilla Ice Cream Factory) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). The adventure continues: explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planner.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Daintree, Wonga Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Boat Tours & Water Sports

9
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.
Popular historic sites such as The National Pass and St. Peter's Presbyterian Church are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society and HARS Aviation Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park (in Calga), Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, admire the masterpieces at Customs House, enjoy the sea views from Hornby Lighthouse, and contemplate the long history of Sydney Town Hall.

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You can fly from Port Douglas to Sydney in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in July; daily highs in Sydney reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Shellharbour, Blue Mountains National Park, Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Historical Aircraft Restoration Society ©
Historical Aircraft Restoration Society
Nature & Wildlife Tours
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

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