37 days in Australia Itinerary

37 days in Australia Itinerary

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37 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  33​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h
2
Cairns
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Wentworth Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Wollongong
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Toronto

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Yellow Water and Cahills Crossing. Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge, identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Billabong, and don't miss a visit to Mirrai Lookout.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) driving holiday planner.

Toronto, Canada to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 33-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Toronto to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

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
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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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.
Head to Tanks Arts Centre and DFO Cairns, Direct Factory Outletsfor plenty of shopping. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Spend the 14th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph, browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market, and stop by Australian Leather Company.

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Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In November in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Tanks Arts Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Coffee Works and With Sugar. Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Wonga Beach. Spend the 17th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 19th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and stop by Whileaway.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Wonga Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mutitjulu Waterhole and Walpa Gorge. The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 41°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

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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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and The White Room Interiors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Degraves Street and Melbourne Museum. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and don't miss a visit to Shrine of Remembrance.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, expect nights in Melbourne to be little chillier, around 11°C, while days are cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Freshwater Beach. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, look for gifts at Opal Minded, take a stroll through The Rocks, and stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Wentworth Falls.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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Wentworth Falls

Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls is a town in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales, situated approximately west of the Sydney central business district, and about east of Katoomba, Australia on the Great Western Highway, with a Wentworth Falls railway station on the Main Western line. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): look for gifts at The Nook, look for gifts at The Candy Store Leura, look for gifts at Teddy Sinclair, then look for gifts at Rick Rutherford's Country, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass. On your second day here, look for gifts at OMNIA a little bit of everywhere, look for gifts at Katoomba Vintage Emporium, stop by Victory Theatre Antique Centre, then view the masterpieces at Falls Gallery, and finally admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Wentworth Falls day trip tool .

You can drive from Sydney to Wentworth Falls in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Wollongong.

Things to do in Wentworth Falls

Shopping Parks Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Leura, Rick Rutherford's Country, Victory Theatre Antique Centre, The National Pass
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The Nook ©
The Nook
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at North Wollongong Beach.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Wollongong trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Wentworth Falls to Wollongong takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Wollongong can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Wollongong

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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North Wollongong Beach ©
North Wollongong Beach

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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Visit Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Lord Howe Island trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Wollongong to Lord Howe Island in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks 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

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dicky Beach.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. December in Brisbane sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach