36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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36 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Echuca
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
5
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 45​min
6
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Cairns
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  8​h 15​min
9
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
10
Goondiwindi
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
11
Coonabarabran
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
12
West Wyalong
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sydney planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Sydney. In July in Sydney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

5
nights
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, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 15°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Echuca.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

1
night
Echuca

Echuca ©
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. On the 5th (Mon), examine the collection at The Great Aussie Beer Shed.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Echuca trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Echuca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Echuca

Museums
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The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Echuca to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
nights
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: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge, explore the activities along Jim Jim Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planning app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can 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 8 — 12:
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls

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.
Go for a jaunt from Port Douglas to Daintree to see Photography Tours about 48 minutes away. Spend the 13th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 15th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, stop by With Sugar, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Photography Tours, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Tribulation: Daintree Tea (in Daintree) and Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Daintree Discovery Centre). Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, trot along with a tour on horseback, and enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cape Tribulation online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Daintree Tea
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:
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Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Horseback Riding Tours

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.
Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, about 32 minutes away. Spend the 21st (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 23rd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the dramatic natural features at Earl Hill, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Earl Hill, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noosa: Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & SunJet Simulations), Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny) and Lows Lookout (in Coolum Beach). Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Mount Tinbeerwah, and get great views at Laguna Lookout.

To plan Noosa vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Cairns to Noosa takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Goondiwindi.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, Lows Lookout
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 27:
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SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©

1
day
Goondiwindi

Goondiwindi
→←Goondiwindi is a town and a locality in the Goondiwindi Region, Queensland, Australia.. To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Goondiwindi trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Noosa to Goondiwindi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. On the 28th (Wed), you're off toCoonabarabran.

Things to do in Goondiwindi

Tours Theme Parks Parks
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Coonabarabran

Coonabarabran ©
Surrounded by lovely, largely unpopulated countryside, Coonabarabran is notable for the number of small churches in the area.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Warrumbungle National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Coonabarabran vacation builder site .

Traveling by car from Goondiwindi to Coonabarabran takes 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Coonabarabran can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to West Wyalong.

Things to do in Coonabarabran

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:
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Warrumbungle National Park ©
Warrumbungle National Park

1
day
West Wyalong

West Wyalong
West Wyalong is a town in New South Wales, Australia, which is the main town of the Bland Shire, located in the Central West region of New South Wales. For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our West Wyalong tour planner.

Drive from Coonabarabran to West Wyalong in 5 hours. You will leave for home on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in West Wyalong

Fun & Games Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:

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