36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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36 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  24​h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Innisfail
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
7
Townsville
— 3 nights
ferry:  30​min
8
Magnetic Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Mossman
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Cooktown
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
11
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
12
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Stockholm

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore hidden gems such as Eastern Beach Reserve and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Get in touch with nature at Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and pause for some serene contemplation at Scots Church.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Melbourne driving holiday planner .

Stockholm, Sweden to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Melbourne is 9 hours. Traveling from Stockholm in November, expect nights in Melbourne to be somewhat warmer, around 11°C, while days are much warmer, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eastern Beach Reserve, St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and finally take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

Planning Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Melbourne, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Innisfail.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru

1
night
Innisfail

Innisfail ©
Innisfail a town and locality in the Cassowary Coast Region in Far North Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Helen Wiltshire Gallery, kick back and relax at Mission Beach, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Wooroonooran National Park, then take some stellar pictures from Mamu Tropical Skywalk, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paronella Park.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Innisfail. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Innisfail: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Innisfail

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mission Beach, Wooroonooran National Park, Paronella Park
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Wooroonooran National Park ©
Wooroonooran National Park
Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
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 hidden gems such as Palm Cove Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Herberton to see Historic Village Herberton about 1h 30 min away.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns holiday builder app .

Drive from Innisfail to Cairns in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Historic Village Herberton, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 28:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Whitsunday Island trip planner .

Getting from Cairns to Whitsunday Island by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in November, Whitsunday Island is little chillier at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

3
nights
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Step off the beaten path and head to Airlie Beach Lagoon and Grays Bay. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Horseshoe Bay will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

Plan trip to Airlie Beach with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by ferry from Whitsunday Island to Airlie Beach takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Airlie Beach, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Bowen
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 2:
Highlights from your plan
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Townsville

Townsville
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like National Trust Heritage Centre and St James Cathedral. Take a break from the city and head to The Strand and Billabong Sanctuary. Spend the 4th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Castle Hill, identify plant and animal life at Little Crystal Creek, and grab your bike and head to Douglas Mountain Bike Reserve.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Townsville trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by bus from Airlie Beach to Townsville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Townsville, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Townsville

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): tour the water at your own pace with Big Mama Sailing, step off the mainland to explore Magnetic Island Forts Walk, and then choose your vessel at Pilgrim Sailing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Magnetic Island National Park, then get engrossed in the history at Magnetic Island Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail, and finally stroll through Geoffrey Bay.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Magnetic Island online route builder .

Magnetic Island is just a stone's throw from Townsville. In December in Magnetic Island, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Mossman.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Magnetic Island National Park ©
Magnetic Island National Park
Pilgrim Sailing ©
Pilgrim Sailing
Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay

3
nights
Mossman

Mossman is a town and a locality in Far North Queensland, Australia, on the Mossman River. Get in touch with nature at Agincourt Reef and Mossman Gorge. Explore hidden gems such as Daintree National Park and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 8th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mossman online trip itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Magnetic Island to Mossman with the Route module. In December, daytime highs in Mossman are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cooktown.

Things to do in Mossman

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

2
nights
Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. On the 11th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Cooktown History Centre, view the masterpieces at Eliabeth Guzsely Gallery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cooktown War Memorial, enjoy the sea views from Grassy Hill, then enjoy the sand and surf at Finch Bay, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Great Northern Tours. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Cook National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cooktown sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Mossman to Cooktown takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cooktown

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Great Northern Tours ©
Great Northern Tours
Grassy Hill ©
Grassy Hill
Mount Cook National Park ©
Mount Cook National Park

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Explore hidden gems such as Lake McKenzie and Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Get in touch with nature at Indian Head and Wanggoolba Creek.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Fraser Island holiday maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cooktown to Fraser Island. In December in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and The National Pass. Visiting Jenolan Caves and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong), Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, stroll through Camp Cove, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and look for all kinds of wild species at Featherdale Wildlife Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sydney vacation builder website .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Kiama Blowhole, The National Pass, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Nan Tien Temple, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 21:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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