35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

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35 days in Australia Itinerary

Dallas
Fly:  21​h 45​min
Cairns
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  13​h 15​min
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Blackheath
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
Tanunda
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​h
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + tram:  21​h 45​min
Dallas

few
hours
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.
For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cairns road trip site .

Dallas, USA to Cairns is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of tram and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 16 hours. Traveling from Dallas in December, things will get much hotter in Cairns: highs are around 88°F and lows about 73°F. You'll set off for Port Douglas on the 5th (Wed).

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2
days
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.
On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at With Sugar.

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You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Fri) before leaving for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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#Shopping
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2
days
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): head outdoors with Walpa Gorge and then trek along Kuniya Walk. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and then appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 97°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 70°F. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fraser Island.

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Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

2
days
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 11th (Tue), delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest.

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Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Fraser Island takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December: highs in Fraser Island hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 68°F. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

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Lake Allom ©
Lake Allom

2
days
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 14th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach and then learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower and then hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island in 9.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

2
days
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 16th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Brisbane are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

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#Parks
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Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
days
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.
To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary builder tool .

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 65°F. You'll set off for Blackheath on the 21st (Fri).

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2
days
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
On the 21st (Fri), admire the sheer force of Katoomba Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get great views at Govetts Leap, and then don't miss a visit to Day FIne Art.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Blackheath itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Sydney to Blackheath in 2 hours. In December in Blackheath, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 61°F at night. You'll set off for Melbourne on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Blackheath

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, Leura Cascades
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The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Govetts Leap ©
Govetts Leap

2
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Melbourne tour itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Blackheath to Melbourne. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Blackheath in December, with highs in Melbourne at 78°F and lows at 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Tanunda.

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Immigration Museum ©
Immigration Museum
Block Arcade ©
Block Arcade
Royal Exhibition Building ©
Royal Exhibition Building

2
days
Tanunda

Tanunda ©
One of the cities of the Barossa Valley wine-producing region, Tanunda has an easygoing atmosphere stemming from its close connection with agriculture and viniculture.
On the 28th (Fri), do a tasting at Peter Lehmann Wines, then do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards, and then do a tasting at Seppeltsfield. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Chateau Tanunda, then look for gifts at Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tanunda tour planner .

You can drive from Melbourne to Tanunda in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Tanunda can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tanunda

#Wineries, #Tours, #Shopping

Side Trips

Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, Murray Street Vineyards, Seppeltsfield
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Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Peter Lehmann Wines ©
Peter Lehmann Wines

2
days
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Swan River and then pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial.

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Getting from Tanunda to Perth by car takes about 30 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tanunda to Perth due to the time zone difference. December in Perth sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Fremantle Prison, Cottesloe Beach
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Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

2
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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 4th (Fri), find something for the whole family at Dreamworld and then find something for the whole family at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, then browse the different shops at Marina Mirage, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Perth to Gold Coast in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Perth in January, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Gold Coast: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 69°F at night. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World

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