36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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36 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  6​h
4
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  12​h 15​min
7
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
8
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 45​min
11
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Dublin

1
night
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 21st (Mon), appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Perth trip website .

Dublin, Ireland to Perth is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Dublin to Perth. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in October: high temperatures in Perth hover around 28°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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, get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and get outside with Walpa Gorge.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning site .

Getting from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in October, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

2
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, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, get your game on at Zero Latency, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Melbourne day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, you will find days in Melbourne are colder (24°C), and nights are little chillier (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Change things up with a short trip to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 30th (Wed) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, make a trip to Day FIne Art, get great views at Lincoln's Rock, and get outside with Eagle Rock Adventures Pty Ltd.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Katoomba vacation planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Katoomba: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Kanangra-Boyd National Park
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sydney road trip website .

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. On your second day here, trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

You can plan Lord Howe Island trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Head, don't miss a visit to K'gari, and head off the coast to Waddy Point.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fraser Island travel route planner.

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island in 12.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

2
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.
Spend the 10th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 12th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in November, Cairns is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Cape Trib Farm, then go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach, and then trek along Dubuji Boardwalk.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation day trip planning site .

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm

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.
Spend the 15th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 17th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: 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.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. November in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, delve into the distant past at Ubirr, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Billabong, and make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

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