35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

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35 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  33​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
2
Faulconbridge
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
3
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
5
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Toronto

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get outdoors at Ubirr and Motor Car Falls. Get a sense of the local culture at Yellow Water and Maguk Gorge. Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, take in the dramatic scenery at Jim Jim Falls, and look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru tour builder website .

Toronto, Canada to Jabiru is an approximately 33-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Jabiru, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Faulconbridge.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

1
night
Faulconbridge

Faulconbridge ©
Faulconbridge is a village located in the Blue Mountains 77 km west of Sydney, New South Wales and is 450 metres above sea level. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, then get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, then admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, and finally examine the collection at Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Perry's Lookdown.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Faulconbridge online attractions planner .

Explore your travel options from Jabiru to Faulconbridge with the Route module. In December, daytime highs in Faulconbridge are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Faulconbridge

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trips

The National Pass, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, Perry's Lookdown, Wentworth Falls
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
We've included these beaches for you: Indian Head and Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Get outdoors at Lake McKenzie and Sandy Cape Lighthouse.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island tour itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Faulconbridge to Fraser Island with the Route module. Traveling from Faulconbridge in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Fraser Island. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

1
night
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 14th (Fri): kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower and then trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lord Howe Island itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island takes 9.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

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
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Step out of Port Douglas with an excursion to Alexandra Bay Waterfall in Diwan--about 50 minutes away. Spend the 17th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Port Douglas trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Alexandra Bay Waterfall
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Safaris

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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In December, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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.
On the 23rd (Sun), hike along Uluru Hiking Path, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then stroll through Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park visit planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Cairns in December, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 42°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Let the collections at Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and Federation Square. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity College Chapel, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, Melbourne is slightly colder than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Parks
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 29:
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest, and then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Canberra journey planning website .

Getting from Melbourne to Canberra by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Canberra can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Gondwana Rainforest
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian National Maritime Museum and Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Bondi Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, view the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio, and kick back and relax at Clovelly.

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

Getting from Canberra to Sydney by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Canberra in December, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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