35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

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35 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
Drive:  47​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 45​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Cairns
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 15​min
5
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
car:  3​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
9
Melbourne
— 4 nights
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Warradjan Cultural Centre and Anbangbang Billabong. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands, don't miss a visit to Mirrai Lookout, and hike along Bilkbilkmi / Graveside Gorge.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) vacation planner.

Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

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

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Des Spencer Galleries and Port Douglas Court House Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, look for gifts at With Sugar, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip maker website .

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Get outdoors at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Daintree Discovery Centre. Relax by the water at Thornton Beach and Myall Beach. Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubuji Boardwalk.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation vacation builder tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Daintree Discovery Centre
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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.
Let the collections at Historic Village Herberton and Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove--about 32 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach and learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Historic Village Herberton, Trinity Beach, Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 26:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Get outdoors at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Sandy Cape Lighthouse.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island tour planner .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In June, Fraser Island is little chillier than Cairns - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, stroll through Lagoon Beach, and then trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach and then get interesting insight from Tours.

Discover how to plan a Lord Howe Island trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island in 12.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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

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.
Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Museum of Sydney are in your itinerary. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, contemplate the long history of Justice & Police Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip app .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. July in Sydney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Museums Parks
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 7th (Sun), scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, trek along The National Pass, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Leura Post Office, explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, learn about winemaking at Megalong Creek Estate, then get great views at The Three Sisters, and finally wander the streets of Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Katoomba day trip app .

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in July since evenings lows in Katoomba dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Leura, Megalong Creek Estate, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance. Visiting The Great Ocean Road and St. Kilda Beach will get you outdoors. Spend the 12th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take a memorable tour with Tours, have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Katoomba in July, plan for little chillier days in Melbourne, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 13:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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