36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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36 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Perth
— Few hours
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Melbourne
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 15​min
8
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + train:  10​h 30​min
9
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, then pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

Before you visit Perth, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Perth. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Perth reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
State War Memorial ©
State War Memorial

3
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 30:
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls

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.
Spend the 31st (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 1st (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, head outdoors with Port Douglas Microlights, and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

Plan my day in Port Douglas using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In August in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
Take a break from Cape Tribulation with a short trip to Bloomfield Waterfall in Bloomfield, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, and trek along Dubuji Boardwalk.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation journey maker tool .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bloomfield Waterfall, Cow Bay Beach
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:
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Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk

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 out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 6th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Barron Gorge National Park. The adventure continues: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Cairns are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Shaolin Junk Cruises, Barron Gorge National Park
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): hike along Uluru Hiking Path, then make a trip to Uluru, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route builder .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cairns in September since evenings lows in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

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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.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, see the interesting displays at National Sports Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

Planning Melbourne trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, plan for colder days in Melbourne, with highs around 20°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Fraser Island

Step out of Fraser Island to go to Hervey Bay and see Dolphin & Whale Watching, which is approximately 52 minutes away.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island day trip planner .

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Melbourne to Fraser Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
K'gari ©
K'gari

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
When in Katoomba, make a side trip to see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge, approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, get outside with Evans Lookout, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, and take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters.

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

You can do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and train from Fraser Island to Katoomba in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In September, daily temperatures in Katoomba can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Leura, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney travel route planning tool .

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 28:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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