37 days in Australia Itinerary

37 days in Australia Itinerary

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37 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly:  30​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + bus:  3​h
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
+2
Fly + train + bus:  6​h
8
Caloundra
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
9
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + train:  9​h 30​min
10
Leura
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Dusseldorf

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Ubirr and Yellow Water. Get a sense of the local culture at Maguk Gorge and Anbangbang Billabong. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jabiru trip itinerary maker website .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Jabiru is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 8 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Mossman Gorge. Spend the 15th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: stroll through Four Mile Beach and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. October in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Myall Beach and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cape Tribulation Beach and Cow Bay Beach. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Cow Bay Beach
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

3
nights
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 outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove (about 44 minutes away). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cairns journey planning app .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Cairns by combination of car, ferry, and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
nights
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 23rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route maker app .

Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Cairns in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 38°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

2
nights
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. Get some historical perspective at Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity College Chapel, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip maker tool .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

1
night
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 28th (Sun): kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island takes 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Caloundra.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

2
nights
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kings Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, and then play a few rounds at Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dicky Beach.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Caloundra vacation app .

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Lord Howe Island to Caloundra in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In October in Caloundra, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Caloundra

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis, Mooloolaba Beach
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis ©
Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis

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nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Get in touch with nature at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island route planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Caloundra to Fraser Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. November in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Leura.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

1
night
Leura

Leura ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then contemplate the long history of Lennox Bridge, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Grand Canyon track, get great views at Pulpit Rock Lookout, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Leura day trip tool .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and train from Fraser Island to Leura in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Fraser Island in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Leura, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Wentworth Falls, Lennox Bridge
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Freshwater Beach. Get outdoors at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Dee Why Beach. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, steep yourself in history at Justice & Police Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Camp Cove, and stroll through Manly Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip app .

You can drive from Leura to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. When traveling from Leura in November, plan for slightly colder days in Sydney, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. On the 13th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 13:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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