32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Katoomba
— 3 nights
+2
train + Fly + shuttle:  8​h 30​min
6
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Chennai

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Ubirr, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, and look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) using our trip planner.

Chennai, India to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Chennai to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

3
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, get outside with Walpa Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and trek along Kuniya Walk.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In July in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: stroll around Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and make a trip to Royal Exhibition Building.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online trip planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 12:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney online visit planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Katoomba: Bilpin (Hillbilly Cider & Bilpin Cider Company), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, get great views at The Three Sisters, and make a trip to Day FIne Art.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Katoomba trip site .

Drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in July, Katoomba is a bit cooler at night with lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Blackheath, Megalong Valley, Bilpin, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:
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Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Hillbilly Cider ©
Hillbilly Cider
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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.
Spend the 21st (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 22nd (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, get great views at Trinity Bay Lookout, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas day trip planning site .

Getting from Katoomba to Port Douglas by combination of train, flight, and shuttle takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Katoomba in July: highs in Port Douglas hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Spas

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.
Explore Cape Tribulation's surroundings by going to Cow Bay (Cow Bay Beach & Walu Wugirriga Lookout) and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree). Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through Thornton Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Annie's Ladies Boutique, Palm Cove Beach, & more). Spend the 28th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cairns journey planner .

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Cairns, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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