23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Fraser Island
1
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h
2
Hamilton Island
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  7​h 30​min
3
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + shuttle:  16​h 15​min
5
Denham
— 2 nights
+4
shuttle + bus + foot + Fly + Drive:  29​h
6
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+4
Drive + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  22​h 30​min
End: Fraser Island

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wanggoolba Creek and Lake Birrabeen. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip tool .

Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake Wabby ©
Lake Wabby
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen
Champagne Pools ©
Champagne Pools

4
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Step off the beaten path and head to Whitsunday Islands National Park and Sports Club. Escape the urban bustle at Hamilton Island Golf Club and Jetryder. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Passage Peak, perfect your strike at Hamilton Island Bowling Alley, take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, and take in the exciting artwork at Hamilton Island Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Hamilton Island takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Fraser Island in January since evenings lows in Hamilton Island dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands National Park
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Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Alani Charters ©
Alani Charters

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wonga Beach and Cow Bay Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Myall Beach. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Tribulation Beach, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, and admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight, shuttle, and bus from Hamilton Island to Cape Tribulation takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Cow Bay Beach
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Cow Bay Beach ©
Cow Bay Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach
Wonga Beach ©
Wonga Beach

1
night
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 15th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally trek along Kuniya Walk. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Red Desert Reptiles, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of bus, shuttle, and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cape Tribulation in January: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Denham.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
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Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

2
nights
Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Shark Bay has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Little Lagoon and then kick back and relax at Shark Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Francois Peron National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Denham trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and taxi from Cape Tribulation to Denham takes 17 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Tribulation to Denham is minus 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Denham

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Little Lagoon ©
Little Lagoon
Francois Peron National Park ©
Francois Peron National Park
Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site and then look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, make a trip to Mirrai Lookout, and then identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Billabong.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip site .

Getting from Denham to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of shuttle, bus, flight, and car takes about 29 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denham to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kakadu National Park, Injalak Arts
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Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

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