37 days in Australia Itinerary

37 days in Australia Itinerary

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37 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly + Drive:  32​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 45​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 15​min
4
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Katoomba
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
8
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
10
Perth
— 1 day
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Dublin

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 23rd (Wed) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge, look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, delve into the distant past at Ubirr, and take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online road trip planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 32-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Dublin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

3
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.
Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness (in Cape Tribulation). Spend the 24th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 26th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas journey planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Alexandra Bay Waterfall
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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 (Kayaking & Canoeing & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 28th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 30th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip builder app .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. October in Cairns sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, don't miss a visit to K'gari, step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Head.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island driving holiday planning app .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from Cairns in November, Fraser Island is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 5th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island in 12.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

4
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: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip builder .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In November in Sydney, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Take a break from Katoomba with a short trip to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge, about 32 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, get great views at The Three Sisters, get outside with Evans Lookout, and make a trip to Gallery Blackheath.

Find out how to plan Katoomba trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. November in Katoomba sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Leura, Blackheath, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Hargraves Lookout, The National Pass
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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 18th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Katoomba to Melbourne by combination of train and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Katoomba in November; daily highs in Melbourne reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
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: explore and take pictures at Uluru, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be a bit warmer, around 22°C, while days are much hotter, around 41°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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day
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 22nd (Fri): explore the activities along Swan River, then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Perth tour itinerary maker app .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, expect Perth to be slightly colder, temps between 33°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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