32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Visakhapatnam
Fly + Drive:  21​h 30​min
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  14​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  4​h 45​min
5
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Visakhapatnam

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Ubirr and Yellow Water. Do some cultural sightseeing at Maguk Gorge and Cahills Crossing. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek, and see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) itinerary maker site .

Visakhapatnam, India to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Visakhapatnam to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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.
Get in touch with nature at Walkatjara Art and Uluru. Do some cultural sightseeing at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Kuniya Walk. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to 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

3
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.
Relax by the water at Thornton Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Daintree Discovery Centre and Des Spencer Galleries. Spend the 7th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 8th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. It doesn't end there: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and look for gifts at With Sugar.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, plan for little chillier days in Port Douglas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Daintree Discovery Centre, Thornton Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
You'll explore and learn at Underart Gallery and Doongal Aboriginal Art. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Spend the 13th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Green Arrow Walk, and take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip planner.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 14:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 15th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Airlie Beach journey builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November in Airlie Beach, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

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 17th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, and then stroll through Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Lord Howe Island takes 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Bring the kids along to Australian National Maritime Museum and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Sydney are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get curious at Questacon, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then admire the masterpieces at Drill Hall Gallery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Canberra holiday app .

Drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in November since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
Drill Hall Gallery ©
Drill Hall Gallery

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Bring the kids along to Melbourne Museum and Melbourne Zoo. Take a break from the city and head to Balloon Rides and St. Kilda Beach. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, see the interesting displays at Federation Square, and get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne travel route planner.

Getting from Canberra to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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