33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

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33 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  33​h
1
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  16​h 30​min
2
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h
3
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  3​h 30​min
4
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  9​h
6
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h
7
Purnululu National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  15​h 30​min
8
Ningaloo
— 1 day
Fly:  27​h
End: London


4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, admire all the interesting features of Maheno Wreck, and delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Fraser Island online trip maker .

London, UK to Fraser Island is an approximately 33-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 10 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in January; daily highs in Fraser Island reach 36°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

3
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.
Spend the 8th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 10th (Thu), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's much more to do: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and take a leisurely stroll along Shute Harbour.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach tour itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Airlie Beach in 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Airlie Beach, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

3
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Hamilton Island is known for adventure, beaches, zoos & aquariums, golf, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, meet the residents at Wild life Hamilton Island, and explore and take pictures at Go-Kart Racing Track.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Hamilton Island online day trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island in an hour. January in Hamilton Island sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club

4
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 15th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 16th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and browse the exhibits of Des Spencer Galleries.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Hamilton Island to Port Douglas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In January in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:
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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.
Spend the 19th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and cruise along Captain Cook Highway.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns visit planning app .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. January in Cairns sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 22:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

4
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: take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands, contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, and explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip website .

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 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Purnululu National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 26:
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Mamukala Wetlands ©
Mamukala Wetlands

5
nights
Purnululu National Park

Purnululu National Park ©
Purnululu National Park is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Bungle Bungles Range and identify plant and animal life at Purnululu National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Purnululu National Park trip tool .

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Purnululu National Park takes 16 hours. Traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Purnululu National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. On the 31st (Thu), you'll travel to Ningaloo.

Things to do in Purnululu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Purnululu National Park ©
Purnululu National Park

1
day
Ningaloo

Ningaloo
On the 1st (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Reef.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ningaloo trip maker app .

You can drive from Purnululu National Park to Ningaloo in 24 hours. February in Ningaloo sees daily highs of 44°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ningaloo

Parks Wildlife Nature
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