32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
5
Angaston
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
6
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
Eumundi
— 1 day
+2
train + foot + Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h
9
Leura
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
For shopping fun, head to Melbourne Central or Degraves Street. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Melbourne Gaol and Shrine of Remembrance. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, browse the eclectic array of goods at South Melbourne Market, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Melbourne. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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 19th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then stroll through Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Walpa Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 33°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

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

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. We've included these beaches for you: Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach, Coffee Works, & more).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Cairns trip website .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Cairns. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Visit Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Maguk Gorge and Twin Falls. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, and examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Angaston.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 29:
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

1
day
Angaston

Angaston ©
Angaston is a town on the eastern side of the Barossa Valley in South Australia, 77 km northeast of Adelaide. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): stop by Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, look for gifts at Barossa Valley Cheese Company, then shop like a local with Thorn-Clarke Wines, and finally learn about winemaking at Murray Street Vineyards.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Angaston road trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Angaston with the Route module. In September in Angaston, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Angaston

Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, Murray Street Vineyards
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:
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Thorn-Clarke Wines ©
Thorn-Clarke Wines
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Maggie Beer's Farm Shop ©
Maggie Beer's Farm Shop

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Visiting Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Lake McKenzie will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Indian Head and Eli Creek.

To plan Fraser Island vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Angaston to Fraser Island. Traveling from Angaston in October, Fraser Island is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Eumundi.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

1
day
Eumundi

Eumundi ©
Eumundi is a small town and locality in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia, 21 km south-west of Noosa Heads and 118 km north of the state capital, Brisbane. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): look for gifts at The Real McCaul, then enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Eumundi trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Eumundi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Eumundi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba Beach, Noosa Main Beach
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
The Real McCaul ©
The Real McCaul

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 6th (Sat): kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lord Howe Island trip builder website .

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Eumundi to Lord Howe Island in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Leura.

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
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Do your shopping at The Nook and Teddy Sinclair. Get outdoors at The National Pass and Wentworth Falls. There's lots more to do: stop by The Candy Store Leura, buy something for everyone on your list at Leura Mall, tee off at Blackheath Golf Club, and trek along Grand Canyon track.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Leura trip website .

Do a combination of flight and train from Lord Howe Island to Leura in 5 hours. In October in Leura, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba, Blackheath, Rick Rutherford's Country
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Grand Canyon track ©
Grand Canyon track

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Elizabeth Bay House. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, stop by Belle Fleur Fine Chocolates, and buy something for everyone on your list at Central Park.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel route planner.

Getting from Leura to Sydney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Leura in October, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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