35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

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35 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 30​min
3
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Katoomba
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Cairns
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h
8
Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 15​min
10
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: London

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.
Popular historic sites such as Old Melbourne Gaol and Shrine of Remembrance are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Central and Melbourne Museum. There's lots more to do: stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, kick back and relax at Sandridge Beach, shop like a local with The White Room Interiors, and tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire.

To find out how to plan a trip to Melbourne, use our trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in January; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Outdoors Parks
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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 10th (Fri), hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then stroll through Lagoon Beach, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lord Howe Island attractions planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Visiting Lake McKenzie and Indian Head will get you outdoors.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island takes 9.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Head to Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building (QVB)for plenty of shopping. Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney sightseeing website .

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. While traveling from Fraser Island, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 21st (Tue), look for gifts at The Nook, stop by Teddy Sinclair, look for gifts at Rick Rutherford's Country, then hike along The National Pass, and finally admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls. Keep things going the next day: stop by Katoomba Vintage Emporium, stop by The Candy Store Leura, explore the galleries of Falls Gallery, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Victory Theatre Antique Centre, and finally don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

Make your Katoomba itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. January in Katoomba sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Katoomba

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Leura, Blackheath, Falls Gallery, Rick Rutherford's Country, The National Pass
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The Nook ©
The Nook
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Falls Gallery ©
Falls Gallery

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.
Get outdoors at Uluru and Kuniya Walk. Kata Tjuta and Walkatjara Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, go for a walk through Field of Light, get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Katoomba in January; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 43°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures will get you outdoors. Visit Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach for some beach relaxation. Spend the 29th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk and get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cairns journey maker website .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

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

1
night
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 30th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach and then take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, car, and ferry from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, car, and ferry; or drive. January in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Wildlife
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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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Head to Coffee Works and With Sugarfor plenty of shopping. Spend the 1st (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas tour builder .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In January in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get some cultural insight at Yellow Water and Bardedjilidji Walk. Escape the urban bustle at Mamukala Wetlands and Cahills Crossing. Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong and make a trip to Mirrai Lookout.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing
Mamukala Wetlands ©
Mamukala Wetlands

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