36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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36 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 1 night
+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
— 4 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
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Helsinki

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, appreciate the history behind The Bell Tower, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Swan River, contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, and then take in the architecture and design of The University of Western Australia.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth online trip planner .

Helsinki, Finland to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Helsinki to Perth is 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Helsinki in September: highs in Perth hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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: take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge, explore the ancient world of Ubirr, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, and examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) 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 Sep 29 — Oct 2:
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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 3rd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 4th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and get outside with Port Douglas Microlights.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas online attractions planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. October in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Tribulation Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cape Tribulation trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Cow Bay Beach
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 10th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Shaolin Junk Cruises, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary planning site .

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. October in Cairns sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Shaolin Junk Cruises, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:
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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 14th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Walpa Gorge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Cairns, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 19th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and browse the collection at State Library of Victoria.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary maker tool .

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 October, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Fraser Island

Take a break from Fraser Island with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Hervey Bay, about 52 minutes away.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fraser Island attractions site .

You can 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. Traveling from Melbourne in October, things will get a bit warmer in Fraser Island: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

1
night
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, then admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, then explore the stunning scenery at Pulpit Rock Lookout, and then trek along Grand Canyon track.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Katoomba road trip planning tool .

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. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Fraser Island in October since evenings lows in Katoomba dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Grand Canyon track ©
Grand Canyon track

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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney journey planner .

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 30:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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