34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly to Cairns, Bus to Cape Tribulation
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Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Fly
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Drive to Blackheath
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Blackheath
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
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Cape Tribulation — 2 nights

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 Cape Tribulation's surroundings by going to Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Daintree) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Gondwana Rainforest, learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, trot along with a tour on horseback, and hike along Dubuji Boardwalk.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation trip itinerary maker site.

Mumbai, India to Cape Tribulation is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Cape Tribulation. Traveling from Mumbai in October, expect Cape Tribulation to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 4 nights

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 24th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stop by Coffee Works Port Douglas, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 4 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Maguk Gorge, identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Wetlands, get great views at Nawurlandja Lookout, and make a trip to Ubirr.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) itinerary planner.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can fly to Cairns.
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Cairns — 4 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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). Spend the 2nd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 3rd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Lord Howe Island.
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Lord Howe Island — 2 nights

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lord Howe Island trip planner.

Getting from Cairns to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Traveling from Cairns to Lord Howe Island, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Blackheath.
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Blackheath — 4 nights

Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Change things up with these side-trips from Blackheath: Blue Mountains (in Katoomba), Windyridge Garden (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, grab your bike and head to Narrow Neck Trail, and get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Blackheath planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lord Howe Island to Blackheath. The time zone difference when traveling from Lord Howe Island to Blackheath is minus 0.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Blackheath are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sydney.
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Sydney — 4 nights

The Harbour City

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, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip tool.

Getting from Blackheath to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. While traveling from Blackheath, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 4 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 17th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip planning tool.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in November since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Find places to stay Nov 14 — 18:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 4 nights

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Uluru, take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online vacation builder.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in November: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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Australia travel guide

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Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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