34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Leura
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
8
Kakadu National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Brussels


5
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 Melbourne Central. National Gallery of Victoria and Shrine of Remembrance will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Degraves Street, get a taste of the local shopping with Chapel Street, see the interesting displays at National Sports Museum, and stop by Minotaur Entertainment Melbourne.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Melbourne is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 9 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Brussels in July, with highs in Melbourne at 15°C and lows at 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

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.
Shop till you drop at Sydney Fish Market and Opal Minded. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Rozelle Collectors Market.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Sydney driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in August, with highs in Sydney at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Shopping Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
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 8th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, pick up some local products at Glenbrook Rotary Farmers Markets, stop by Rick Rutherford's Country, then stop by Teddy Sinclair, then look for gifts at Moontree, and finally browse the different shops at Leura Mall. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, look for gifts at The Nook, browse for treasures at Odd Mountain, then take in the exciting artwork at Lost Bear Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Blue Mountains Chocolate Company.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Leura trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Leura takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Leura, with lows around 5°C. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Leura

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Glenbrook Rotary Farmers Markets, Rick Rutherford's Country, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass
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Glenbrook Rotary Farmers Markets ©
Glenbrook Rotary Farmers Markets
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally don't miss a visit to Uluru. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Leura to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Leura in August: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

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.
For shopping fun, head to Tanks Arts Centre or Luminous Lights. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). There's more to do: stroll through Trail Bike Adventures and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August; daily highs in Cairns reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Tanks Arts Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Mowbray National Park. Spend the 19th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, stop by Funstuff by Lynda, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. August in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Shaolin Junk Cruises
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Daintree National Park. Keep things going the next day: trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach, and then experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In August in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kakadu National Park.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm

4
nights
Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park ©
Get in touch with nature at Maguk Gorge and Ubirr. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Warradjan Cultural Centre and Gunlom Waterfall Creek. Spend the 27th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Maguk Falls.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kakadu National Park trip itinerary planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cape Tribulation to Kakadu National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kakadu National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Warradjan Cultural Centre ©
Warradjan Cultural Centre

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