34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
Fly:  17​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Blackheath
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
8
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Hanoi

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Bilkbilkmi / Graveside Gorge, take some stellar pictures from Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and admire the sheer force of Twin Falls.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) sightseeing app .

Hanoi, Vietnam to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Hanoi to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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
Kakadu National park ©
Kakadu National park

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 and take pictures at Uluru, get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get your game on at Simulator World, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary maker app .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 21st (Tue), see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island takes 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach

4
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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: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take a stroll through The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. In May in Sydney, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Blackheath.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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 27th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Pulpit Rock Lookout, get great views at Anvil Rock Lookout, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Canyon track, and finally admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, then take a peaceful walk through Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, and finally make a trip to Day FIne Art.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Blackheath trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Blackheath by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Blackheath, with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Blackheath

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

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Eli Creek, take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest, and hike along Fraser Island Great Walk.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Blackheath to Fraser Island. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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.
Spend the 2nd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 3rd (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary 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, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Fraser Island in June; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 30°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

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

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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 6th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, take some stellar pictures from Walu Wugirriga Lookout, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, and then kick back and relax at Thornton Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation trip itinerary maker site .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Walu Wugirriga Lookout
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Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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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 8th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 10th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip site .

Traveling by bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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