36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Port Douglas
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
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Drive to Darwin, Fly to Alice Springs, Drive to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Leura
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Leura
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly
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Exmouth
— 2 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Cardiff

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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 27th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online journey planner.

Cardiff, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Cardiff to Port Douglas, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cardiff in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:

Cape Tribulation — 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Cape Tribulation to Daintree to see Photography Tours about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest, and take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Cairns.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:

Cairns — 4 nights

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 Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 3rd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 5th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground.

Before you visit Cairns, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 6 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: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Animal Tracks Safari, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ubirr, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and admire the sheer force of Twin Falls.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online travel route planner.

Getting from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is minus 0.5 hours. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 12:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 4 nights

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, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Uluru, trek along Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Leura.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 16:

Leura — 2 nights

Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): stop by The Nook, stroll through Wentworth Falls Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Everglades House & Gardens, then get great views at The Three Sisters, and finally get outside with Blue Mountains Biking Adventures. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample the tasty concoctions at Bilpin Cider Company, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Canyon track, and then make a trip to Gallery Blackheath.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Leura in 7.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Leura: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sydney.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:

Sydney — 4 nights

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 shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

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Getting from Leura to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Leura in August since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Melbourne.
Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Beaches
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 22:

Melbourne — 4 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in August; daily highs in Melbourne reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Exmouth.
Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 26:

Exmouth — 2 nights

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Reef and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area and then stroll through Turquoise Bay.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Exmouth trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Exmouth takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: highs in Exmouth hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

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.