34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Australia Itinerary

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

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ubirr and Maguk Gorge. Get in touch with nature at Anbangbang Billabong and Warradjan Cultural Centre. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, take in the dramatic natural features at Bilkbilkmi / Graveside Gorge, and identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online journey planner .

London, UK to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from London to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Spas & Wellness in Palm Cove, approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, explore the striking landscape at Earl Hill, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, and tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner .

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. October in Cairns sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Shaolin Junk Cruises, Palm Cove 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Myall Beach. Visit Thornton Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach for some beach relaxation. Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's more to do: trek along Dubuji Boardwalk.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall 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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas will get you outdoors. Spend the 13th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, get engrossed in the history at Port Douglas Court House Museum, and head outdoors with Horses in Port.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas travel planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

5
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.
Visiting Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Uluru and Mutitjulu Waterhole. There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday maker .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in October, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be slightly colder, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. You'll set off for Melbourne on the 20th (Sun).

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
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

1
day
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 21st (Mon), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Clovelly. The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Rocks, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and look for gifts at DUX Collection Sydney.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In October, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks 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

2
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore and take pictures at The National Pass, then admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, wander the streets of Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia, then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, and finally learn about winemaking at Dryridge Estate.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Blackheath attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Blackheath takes 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Blackheath, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Blackheath

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Dryridge Estate
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

6
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Visit Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek for some beach relaxation. Visiting Lake McKenzie and Champagne Pools will get you outdoors.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island attractions planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Blackheath to Fraser Island. Traveling from Blackheath in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Fraser Island, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) 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
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

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