35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

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35 days in Australia Itinerary

Amsterdam
Fly:  21​h 45​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
+3
bus + Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 15​min
Jabiru
— 5 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  14​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
Amsterdam

3
days
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at St Monica's Cathedral and Michael Seebeck Gallery. Visit Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach for some beach relaxation. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures about 44 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises and take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cairns vacation website .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cairns is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Cairns. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in July: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

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Palm Cove, Crystal Cascades, Trinity Beach
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Palm Cove Beach

3
days
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.
Visit Myall Beach and Cow Bay Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Daintree National Park and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach and stroll through Dubuji Boardwalk.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation online road trip planner .

Do a combination of bus, car, and ferry from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, car, and ferry; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

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Cow Bay Beach
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
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Dubuji Boardwalk

4
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 23rd (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach and get outside with Port Douglas Microlights.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jabiru.

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#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Mowbray National Park ©
Mowbray National Park

5
days
Jabiru

Jabiru ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get a sense of the local culture at Maguk Gorge and Gunlom Waterfall Creek. Escape the urban bustle at Ubirr and Yellow Water. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, and take in the dramatic scenery at Maguk Falls.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru travel route builder .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In July in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

3
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visiting Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, admire all the interesting features of Royal Exhibition Building, and ponder the world of politics at Parliament House of Victoria.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Melbourne day trip tool .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, you will find days in Melbourne are a bit cooler (16°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

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St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, and then pause for some photo ops at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast journey planning tool .

Getting from Melbourne to Gold Coast by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Gold Coast: highs are around 25°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

4
days
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Visit Indian Head and Seventy-Five Mile Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Lake McKenzie and K'gari.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island journey planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Gold Coast to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In August in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach and then trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

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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 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Australian Centre for Photography. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sydney road trip planning tool .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. August in Sydney sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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