36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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36 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bari
Fly:  25​h
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Katoomba
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
8
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  33​h
End: Bari

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 15th (Sat), putt your heart out at The Vines Mini Golf. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, then steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and then stroll around Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth trip itinerary site .

Bari, Italy to Perth is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bari to Perth is 7 hours. Traveling from Bari in June, expect Perth to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

The Vines Mini Golf, Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

4
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, 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, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Melbourne journey planner .

You can fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Perth to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Perth in June: highs in Melbourne hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jewish Holocaust Centre
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market.

To see photos and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

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

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Step out of Katoomba to go to Faulconbridge and see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, which is approximately 32 minutes away. On the 30th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, stroll through The National Pass, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, and trek along The Giant Stairway.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Katoomba attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Katoomba when traveling from Sydney in June, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Hargraves Lookout, The National Pass
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Kayaking & Canoeing & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 1st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 3rd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip builder .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Cairns takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in July, expect nights in Cairns to be much warmer, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 5:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
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.
Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, Myall Beach, & more). Spend the 6th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 8th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas travel route planning site .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in July, plan for slightly colder days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can 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
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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