32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 30​min
3
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
6
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Paris

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
We've included these beaches for you: St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Boat Hire. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online trip itinerary maker .

Paris, France to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in January, expect Melbourne to be much hotter, temps between 32°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 22nd (Tue), kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower and then hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Lord Howe Island road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

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

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Indian Head and Eli Creek. Escape the urban bustle at Lake McKenzie and Lake Wabby.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Fraser Island vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island in 9.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Coogee Beach and Newport Beach. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly, kick back and relax at Freshwater Beach, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Fraser Island in January: highs in Sydney hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Taronga Zoo
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
On the 2nd (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation planner.

Fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sydney in February, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Spend the 5th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Wonga Beach, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, get outside with Port Douglas Microlights, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, expect nights in Port Douglas to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Wonga Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

4
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Myall Beach and Cow Bay Beach. Get in touch with nature at Daintree National Park and Cape Trib Farm. Step out of Cape Tribulation to go to Bloomfield and see Bloomfield Waterfall, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubuji Boardwalk, learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, and take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation trip website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cow Bay Beach, Bloomfield Waterfall
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Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cairns online trip builder .

Do a combination of car, ferry, and bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. February in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

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
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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