39 days in Australia Itinerary

39 days in Australia Itinerary

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39 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
Perth
— Few hours
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
Jabiru
— 4 nights
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + bus:  3​h
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 15​min
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Blackheath
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

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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 26th (Fri), steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Perth road trip app .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, expect Perth to be little chillier, temps between 21°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Jabiru.

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#Parks, #Historic Sites
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
Kings Park War Memorial ©
Kings Park War Memorial

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Jabiru

Jabiru ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 31st (Wed) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Ubirr, steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Perth to Jabiru in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Perth to Jabiru, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Gunlom Waterfall Creek ©
Gunlom Waterfall Creek
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls

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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.
Spend the 1st (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 3rd (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, explore the striking landscape of Mowbray National Park, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and play a few rounds at Port Douglas Golf Tours.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Jabiru to Port Douglas by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

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#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Safaris

4
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.
Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, admire all the interesting features of Marrdja Botanical Walk, kick back and relax at Cow Bay Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation holiday maker app .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to 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
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 9th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cairns visit planning site .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. August in Cairns sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can 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
Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises

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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 13th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then stroll through Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. On your second day here, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cairns in August, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

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nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 18th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are slightly colder, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, kick back and relax at Indian Head, and make a trip to K'gari.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fraser Island online holiday planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in Fraser Island hover around 27°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Blackheath.

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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek
K'gari ©
K'gari

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nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Blackheath: Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and The Three Sisters (in Katoomba). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Blackheath travel site .

Explore your travel options from Fraser Island to Blackheath with the Route module. Traveling from Fraser Island in August, things will get little chillier in Blackheath: highs are around 22°C and lows about 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Blackheath

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Leura, Katoomba, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

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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.
Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

You can drive from Blackheath to Sydney in 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Blackheath in August since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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