32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Ocean City
bus + Fly:  32​h
1
Sydney
— 18 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h
6
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  42​h
End: Ocean City

18
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Bouddi National Park. Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Elizabeth Bay House are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown), Blue Mountains National Park (Lincoln's Rock & Pulpit Rock Lookout) and Leura Mall (in Leura). And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, view the masterpieces at ATTY Gallery, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip planner .

Ocean City, USA to Sydney is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ocean City to Sydney is 15 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ocean City in July: highs in Sydney hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Bouddi National Park, Logan Brae Orchard
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): wander the streets of Melbourne Central, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, and finally hunt for treasures at Degraves Street.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne travel site .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 56°F and 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Neighborhoods Parks Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
On the 22nd (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, trek along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally explore and take pictures at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): get outside with Walpa Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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 24th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Des Spencer Galleries, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and finally look for gifts at With Sugar.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Sunday Market Port Douglas ©
Sunday Market Port Douglas

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, view the masterpieces at Village Gallery, then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, and finally get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 28th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing and then make a trip to Ubirr. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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