32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  6​h
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly + train:  6​h
4
Leura
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Perth
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
9
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  11​h 45​min
10
Brisbane
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
11
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Auckland

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and then have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Cairns is an approximately 6-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Auckland Central to Cairns due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Auckland Central in January, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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.
On the 23rd (Wed), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas road trip site .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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 25th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Wintjiri Arts + Museum, don't miss a visit to Uluru, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art. Here are some ideas for day two: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder app .

Getting from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 26°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sat) before leaving for Leura.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Yulara
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 26:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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. On the 27th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Leura Cascades, stroll through The Giant Stairway, and then admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Leura online trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Leura in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, with highs in Leura at 34°C and lows at 20°C. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, Govetts Leap
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

5
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

Getting from Leura to Sydney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

1
night
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and finally identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart vacation planning site .

Fly from Sydney to Hobart in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in February, things will get little chillier in Hobart: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©

5
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 6th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, explore and take pictures at Rod Laver Arena, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Hobart to Melbourne by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Hobart in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

1
night
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 9th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and then pause for some photo ops at The Bell Tower.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Perth tour itinerary tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Perth is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in February, with highs in Perth at 38°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Bell Tower ©
The Bell Tower

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip app .

Getting from Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) due to the time zone difference. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Wed) before leaving for Brisbane.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge ©
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site

1
night
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 14th (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Brisbane online day trip planner .

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Brisbane by combination of bus and flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Brisbane are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 15:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Explore Fraser Island's surroundings by going to Urangan (Point Dayman Park & Creations at The Harbour).

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island holiday maker site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Hervey Bay
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Lake Wabby ©
Lake Wabby

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