35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

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35 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  9​h
1
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + ferry:  5​h 45​min
3
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 28 nights
End: Sydney

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.
On the 1st (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and then enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree National Park.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation trip builder website .

Sydney to Cape Tribulation is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. In August, Cape Tribulation is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

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

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Janbal Gallery, then learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and finally kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip maker app .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. August in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Mossman
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon, then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

28
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Katoomba (Prince Henry Cliff Walk, Wentworth Falls, & more), Blue Mountains National Park (Pulpit Rock Lookout, Lincoln's Rock, & more) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Bouddi National Park. There's much more to do: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, and don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Sydney takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Airlie Beach in August; daily highs in Sydney reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba, Mosman, Jenolan Caves, Kamay Botany Bay National Park
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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