33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

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33 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly + Drive:  15​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Faulconbridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Manila, Luzon

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get some historical perspective at Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock. Get a sense of the local culture at Maguk Gorge and Jim Jim Falls. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water, and make a trip to Mirrai Lookout.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online tour itinerary planner .

Manila, Philippines to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Philippines Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Coffee Works and With Sugar. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and stop by Funstuff by Lynda.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Walkatjara Art and Uluru. Get in touch with nature at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Mutitjulu Waterhole. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

To find photos and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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.
Do your shopping at Tanks Arts Centre and WetRez. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, which is approximately 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, look for gifts at Australian Leather Company, choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, and kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary builder tool .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October: highs in Cairns hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Shaolin Junk Cruises, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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 20th (Sat), trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower. On the next day, examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Lord Howe Island takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Faulconbridge.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks 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

2
nights
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. For shopping fun, head to Falls Gallery or The Candy Store Leura. Get outdoors at The National Pass and The Three Sisters. Change things up with these side-trips from Faulconbridge: Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, OMNIA a little bit of everywhere, & more), Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Victory Theatre Antique Centre (in Blackheath). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, stop by Teddy Sinclair, and see the interesting displays at Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Faulconbridge day trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lord Howe Island to Faulconbridge. In October in Faulconbridge, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Faulconbridge

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Katoomba, Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, Victory Theatre Antique Centre
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:
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Falls Gallery ©
Falls Gallery
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

6
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.
Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum are in your itinerary. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Freshwater Beach. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and look for gifts at Opal Minded.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Faulconbridge to Sydney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Faulconbridge in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Sydney. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Lightning Ridge Opal Mines. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Museum and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, shop like a local with The White Room Interiors, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and hunt for treasures at South Melbourne Market.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip maker website .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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