36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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36 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
3
Whitsunday Island
— 3 nights
Travel:  3​h
4
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
8
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Munich

4
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary maker app .

Munich, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Munich to Sydney, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Sydney is a bit cooler than Munich - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Lincoln's Rock, Wentworth Falls
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Escape the urban bustle at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Fraser Island Great Walk. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Indian Head and Eli Creek.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip maker app .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect nights in Fraser Island to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

3
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Get outdoors at Whitehaven Beach and Whitsunday Islands National Park.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Whitsunday Island trip planner .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Whitsunday Island in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. August in Whitsunday Island sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 13°C at night. You'll set off for Hamilton Island on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

2
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Hamilton Island Art Gallery, then stroll through Catseye Beach, and then get outside with Jetryder.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island day trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Whitsunday Island to Hamilton Island. While traveling from Whitsunday Island, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Hamilton Island, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Art Gallery ©
Hamilton Island Art Gallery

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Village Herberton and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Palm Cove Beach about 32 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach and view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Cairns road trip planning app .

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Cairns in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hamilton Island in August: highs in Cairns hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Historic Village Herberton
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

4
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.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 11th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery, look for gifts at With Sugar, and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kata Tjuta and Uluru. Get in touch with nature at Valley of the Winds and Lungkata Walk. And it doesn't end there: hike along Kuniya Walk, get great views at Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning tool .

Getting from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 6°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon 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
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get some cultural insight at Maguk Gorge and Jim Jim Falls. Step out of the city life by going to Ubirr and Anbangbang Billabong. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, and identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online tour itinerary 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

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Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, then see the interesting displays at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Darwin driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

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