32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Apia, Upolu
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Faulconbridge
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
5
Canberra
— 1 night
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  12​h
7
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
8
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
9
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Apia, Upolu

4
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 Dee Why Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Australian National Maritime Museum and White Rabbit Gallery. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, kick back and relax at Shark Island, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

Apia, Samoa to Sydney is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Apia to Sydney is minus 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Sydney are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Faulconbridge.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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Faulconbridge

Faulconbridge ©
Faulconbridge is a village located in the Blue Mountains 77 km west of Sydney, New South Wales and is 450 metres above sea level. On the 4th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Lost Bear Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, then admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, then take a peaceful walk through Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Pulpit Rock Lookout.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Faulconbridge online attractions planner .

You can drive from Sydney to Faulconbridge in 1.5 hours. November in Faulconbridge sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Faulconbridge

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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Fraser Island

Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Step out of the city life by going to Lake McKenzie and Central Station Rainforest. Take a break from Fraser Island with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Hervey Bay, about 52 minutes away.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island road trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Faulconbridge to Fraser Island. Traveling from Faulconbridge in November, Fraser Island is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Plan my trip to Lord Howe Island with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island takes 9.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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 12th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Floriade, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Canberra trip planner.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Canberra in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Floriade ©
Floriade
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne holiday builder .

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Visiting Maguk Gorge and Warradjan Cultural Centre will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water, delve into the distant past at Ubirr, steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, and take in the dramatic scenery at Jim Jim Falls.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) sightseeing site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing
Mamukala Wetlands ©
Mamukala Wetlands

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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 Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for gifts at Coffee Works, don't miss a visit to Janbal Gallery, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Mossman, Mossman Gorge, Wonga Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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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 in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. You'll get in some beach time at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and take in the exciting artwork at Underart Gallery.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns attractions planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In November, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Walkatjara Art and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Take a break from the city and head to Uluru and Valley of the Winds. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, trek along Kuniya Walk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cairns in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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