34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Australia Itinerary

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

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 9th (Wed), explore the activities along Swan River and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Perth day trip planner .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Perth is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Perth when traveling from Jakarta in January, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

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Getting from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Perth in January, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 43°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally snap pictures at Richmond Bridge. On the next day, head off the coast to Macquarie Island, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and finally stroll through Kingston Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Hobart by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hobart: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, Macquarie Island, Kingston Beach
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Macquarie Island ©
Macquarie Island

2
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Take a break from Katoomba with a short trip to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, don't miss a visit to Echo Point Lookout, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens.

Before you visit Katoomba, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Hobart to Katoomba takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hobart in January, with highs in Katoomba at 34°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, The National Pass
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi Beach, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, make a trip to K'gari, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek, and enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Sydney to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness (in Cape Tribulation) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). Spend the 3rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 4th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, get outside with Horses in Port, and stop by With Sugar.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planner.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and shuttle from Fraser Island to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In February, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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 7th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 9th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph, admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station, and take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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