34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Australia Itinerary

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

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kids will enjoy Cahills Crossing and Anbangbang Billabong. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge, admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls, and make a trip to Ubirr.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planning app .

Manila, Philippines to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Manila to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls

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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 4th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. There's more to do: stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and head outdoors with Port Douglas Microlights.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Port Douglas vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In October in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Daintree National Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, and take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation visit planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Kayaking & Canoeing). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Shaolin Junk Cruises, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, look for all kinds of wild species at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cairns online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Shaolin Junk Cruises, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Walpa Gorge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip builder .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in October, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are a bit cooler (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
Kids will enjoy Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Museum. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, approximately 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 19th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Melbourne road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, plan for much colder days in Melbourne, with highs around 24°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

3
nights
Fraser Island

Kids will appreciate attractions like Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Change things up with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Hervey Bay (about 52 minutes away).

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You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Melbourne to Fraser Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect Fraser Island to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Leura.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Pulpit Rock Lookout, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Canyon track. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along The Giant Stairway, then admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Leura trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and train from Fraser Island to Leura in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Fraser Island in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Leura, with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail ©
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail

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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Leura to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Leura in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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