33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

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33 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  9​h
2
Cairns
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h 15​min
5
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Katoomba
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
9
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Perth

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Yellow Water and Maguk Falls. Get in touch with nature at Cahills Crossing and Mamukala Wetlands. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, make a trip to Ubirr, identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Billabong, and explore the striking landscape at Koolpin Gorge.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip planning tool .

Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Thornton Beach and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Myall Beach, get great views at Walu Wugirriga Lookout, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation online day trip planner .

Take a bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Walu Wugirriga Lookout
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 17th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, tour the water at your own pace with Port Douglas Boat Hire, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

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Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Step out of the city life by going to Lake McKenzie and Lake Wabby.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, car, and ferry from Port Douglas to Fraser Island in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Port Douglas in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Fraser Island, with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

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
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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 23rd (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip builder site .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island in 9.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

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 Coogee Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Darling Harbour. There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sydney online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. January in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and finally do a tasting at Megalong Creek Estate. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Perry's Lookdown.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Katoomba itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

The National Pass, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Megalong Creek Estate, Perry's Lookdown, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Everglades Historic House and Gardens ©

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from the city and head to Melbourne Boat Hire and The Great Ocean Road. Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the striking features of Old Safety Deposit Building, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in January, Melbourne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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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 and Valley of the Winds are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Kata Tjuta and Kuniya Walk. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, go for a walk through Field of Light, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 43°C and 25°C. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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