36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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36 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
4
Blackheath
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
7
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 18th (Mon) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, and examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Mamukala Billabong ©
Mamukala Billabong

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: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, trek along Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

4
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, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip tool .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March; daily highs in Melbourne reach 30°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Museums
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay

3
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Blackheath: The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden (in Mount Tomah), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Megalong Creek Estate (in Megalong Valley). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, don't miss a visit to Sublime Point Lookout, and admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Blackheath vacation builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Melbourne to Blackheath. In March, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Leura, Katoomba, Megalong Valley, Lithgow, The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Everglades Historic House and Gardens ©

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: take a stroll through The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, kick back and relax at Clovelly, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

You can drive from Blackheath to Sydney in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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 6th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach) and Myall Beach (in Cape Tribulation). Spend the 8th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 9th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Four Mile Beach, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, look for gifts at With Sugar, and take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip maker site .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas in 7.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 13th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 16th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Trinity Beach, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Ellis Beach, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cairns route builder app .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In April in Cairns, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Trinity Beach, Ellis Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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