32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
bus + Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  6​h
2
Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
5
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
8
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  27​h
End: Sao Paulo

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get your game on at Zero Latency, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip app .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Melbourne. In November, Melbourne is slightly colder than Sao Paulo - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 19:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Change things up with these side-trips from Katoomba: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get great views at Govetts Leap, and take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Katoomba trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in November, things will get a bit warmer in Katoomba: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blackheath, Megalong Valley, Bilpin Cider Company, The National Pass, The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 23:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip builder .

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Katoomba in November: highs in Sydney hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 28:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands. On your second day here, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

4
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Cape Tribulation (Marrdja Botanical Walk & Myall Beach), Diwan (Alexandra Bay Waterfall & Daintree Entomological museum) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online journey builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Brisbane to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In November, Port Douglas is a bit warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 4:
Highlights from your plan
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and take in the exciting artwork at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cairns visit planning website .

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, get outside with Walpa Gorge, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and get great views at Uluru.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cairns in December: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 42°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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 12th (Thu), stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden and then steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): explore the activities along Swan River and then get engrossed in the history at Fremantle Prison.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, with highs in Perth at 35°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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