34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Lord Howe Island
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Leura
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  14​h 30​min
7
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h
8
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h 15​min
11
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lord Howe Island travel site .

Brisbane to Lord Howe Island is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and engage your brain at Powerhouse Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. June in Sydney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

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

2
nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, then explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, and finally examine the collection at Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Hartley Historic Site, examine the collection at Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, then don't miss a visit to Day FIne Art, and finally learn about winemaking at Megalong Creek Estate.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Leura attractions site .

You can drive from Sydney to Leura in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Sydney in June, Leura is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Leura

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Blackheath, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Hartley Historic Site, Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum
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Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 28th (Fri), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Canberra vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Leura to Canberra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Leura in June, expect Canberra to be a bit cooler, temps between 15°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

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.
Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and Old Melbourne Gaol. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Melbourne, with lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uluru and Kata Tjuta. There's much more to do: get outside with Walpa Gorge, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, and trek along Kuniya Walk.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in July, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

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
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get some cultural insight at Ubirr and Maguk Gorge. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, and examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) vacation planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and bus takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Trinity Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Bones and Jones. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove--about 32 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Nudey Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and take in the exciting artwork at Doongal Aboriginal Art.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns journey builder site .

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. In July, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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.
Visit Thornton Beach and Myall Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Tribulation side-trips: Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre & Cow Bay Beach). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, and identify plant and animal life at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cape Tribulation driving holiday app .

Take a bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cow Bay
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Des Spencer Galleries and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. Spend the 17th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, look for gifts at With Sugar, experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
We've included these beaches for you: Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island tour builder site .

Getting from Port Douglas to Fraser Island by combination of shuttle, flight, car, and ferry takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Port Douglas in July: high temperatures in Fraser Island hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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