36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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36 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  33​h
1
Ningaloo
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
2
Alice Springs
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + taxi:  5​h 45​min
3
Daintree
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + bus:  3​h
5
Cairns
— 13 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Barcelona

7
nights
Ningaloo

Ningaloo ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Coral Bay Beach and Ningaloo Marine Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ningaloo: Exmouth (Muiron Islands, Yardie Creek, & more).

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ningaloo online sightseeing planner .

Barcelona, Spain to Ningaloo is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Ningaloo is 7 hours. Traveling from Barcelona in September, you will find days in Ningaloo are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are little chillier (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Ningaloo

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Exmouth, Coral Bay, Cape Range National Park
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 21:
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Jurabi Turtle Centre ©
Jurabi Turtle Centre
Mandu Mandu Gorge ©
Mandu Mandu Gorge
Safaris

7
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Trephina Gorge Nature Park. Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Owen Springs Reserve. Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Ormiston Gorge, identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, see the interesting displays at Road Transport Hall of Fame, and head outdoors with Ellery Creek Big Hole.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs road trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Ningaloo to Alice Springs with the Route module. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ningaloo in September since evenings lows in Alice Springs dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Red Centre
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 29:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Trephina Gorge Nature Park ©
Trephina Gorge Nature Park

1
night
Daintree

Daintree ©
Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. On the 30th (Sun), relax in the rural setting at Daintree Tea, then make a trip to Elizas Gallery, then look for gifts at Daintree Naturals Artist Market, and finally identify plant and animal life at Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Miallo Japanese Bombing Site, make a trip to Kuku yalanji cultural heritage beach walk, and then explore the striking landscape at Mount Lewis National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Daintree day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi from Alice Springs to Daintree takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Alice Springs in September, Daintree is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Daintree

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Kuku yalanji cultural heritage beach walk, Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary, Miallo Japanese Bombing Site, Mount Lewis National Park
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:
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Mount Lewis National Park ©
Mount Lewis National Park
Elizas Gallery ©
Elizas Gallery

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 2nd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Daintree National Park. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, then relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, and then explore and take pictures at Marrdja Botanical Walk.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation road trip tool .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Daintree to Cape Tribulation in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm

13
nights
Cairns

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 hidden gems such as Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle and Historic Village Herberton. Venture out of the city with trips to Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda, Rainforestation Nature Park, & more), Yungaburra (Lake Barrine & Curtain Fig National Park) and Mareeba (Jaques Coffee Plantation & Granite Gorge Nature Park). On the 10th (Wed), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, get answers to all your questions at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, and take in the dramatic scenery at Millaa Millaa Falls.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cairns travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Kuranda, Edge Hill, Mareeba, Atherton, Palm Cove
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 16:
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Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay

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