35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

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35 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kiev
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  9​h
2
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h
5
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h
7
Leura
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Melbourne
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  12​h
10
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  34​h
End: Kiev

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 in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Coogee Beach. Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary tool .

Kiev, Ukraine to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually an 8 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Sydney are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, stroll through Dubuji Boardwalk, experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, and admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation holiday planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Sydney to Cape Tribulation takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. In September, Cape Tribulation is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

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

4
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 Safaris. Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, head outdoors with Port Douglas Microlights, and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Mowbray National Park ©
Mowbray 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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cairns day trip planning app .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Fraser Island

Get outdoors at Lake McKenzie and Wanggoolba Creek. Change things up with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Hervey Bay (about 52 minutes away).

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from Cairns in October, expect Fraser Island to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

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
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest

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 13th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, then examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island itinerary website .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island in 9.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Leura.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors 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

2
nights
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. On the 15th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Canyon track, explore the stunning scenery at Pulpit Rock Lookout, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Fortress Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Leura trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Lord Howe Island to Leura in 5 hours. In October in Leura, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Wentworth Falls, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail ©
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail

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 17th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): get outside with Walpa Gorge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Leura to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Leura in October: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 38°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can 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

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get outdoors at Melbourne Zoo and Fitzroy Aboriginal Heritage Walking Trail. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Maguk Gorge and Ubirr. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls, steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) travel planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and bus takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

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