32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Perth
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
5
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 30​min
10
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

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

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Sydney. In May, daytime highs in Sydney are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay May 1 — 6:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, then admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, and finally don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at The Nook, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, don't miss a visit to Day FIne Art, get great views at Govetts Leap, then explore the stunning scenery at Pulpit Rock Lookout, and finally get great views at Anvil Rock Lookout.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Katoomba attractions app .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Katoomba, with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Trails Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Leura, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay May 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 9th (Thu), get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, and then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Canberra itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Katoomba to Canberra in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Katoomba in May, with highs in Canberra at 19°C and lows at 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Canberra

Nature Parks Museums
Find places to stay May 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

2
nights
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 10th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Illusionary Art, then do a tasting at Tyler's Vineyard, then steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, and finally take in the architecture and design of The University of Western Australia.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Perth online trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Canberra to Perth in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Canberra to Perth due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Canberra in May, with highs in Perth at 25°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Tyler's Vineyard, Illusionary Art, Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay May 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, take in the pleasant sights at Yurmikmik Walks, identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Billabong, and make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Jabiru sightseeing 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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Jabiru due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 16th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru to Cairns in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In May in Cairns, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove
Find places to stay May 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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 20th (Mon): trek along Uluru Hiking Path, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge.

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Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Cairns in May, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

4
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 25th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary 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 May, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
Find places to stay May 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
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 27th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, then learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

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: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, make a trip to K'gari, kick back and relax at Indian Head, and stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island takes 9.5 hours. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 1:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

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