37 days in Australia Itinerary

37 days in Australia Itinerary

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37 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  30​h
1
Exmouth
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  17​h
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
8
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  33​h
End: London

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Shark Diving and Wobiri Beach. Family-friendly places like Turquoise Bay and Ningaloo Reef will thrill your kids. There's more to do: tour the water at your own pace with Ningaloo Car & Boat Hire and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Exmouth online travel route planner .

London, UK to Exmouth is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from London to Exmouth, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. July in Exmouth sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Exmouth

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Ningaloo Car & Boat Hire ©
Ningaloo Car & Boat Hire

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Maguk Gorge and Ubirr. Family-friendly places like Anbangbang Billabong and Yellow Water will thrill your kids. Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Jim Jim Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Billabong, and see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

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

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Exmouth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 17 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Exmouth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time 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
Mamukala Wetlands ©
Mamukala Wetlands
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

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.
Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cattana Wetlands. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Earl Hill, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Palm Cove Beach, Cattana Wetlands
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 8:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Cape Tribulation Beach. Get outdoors at Thornton Beach and Daintree National Park. Explore Cape Tribulation's surroundings by going to Cow Bay (Cow Bay Beach & Daintree Discovery Centre). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Myall Beach, trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, and experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation trip planning site .

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cow Bay
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

5
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.
Visiting Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Four Mile Beach will get you outdoors. Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Mowbray National Park make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 15th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, look for gifts at With Sugar, and get outside with Horses in Port.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 17:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Uluru and Uluru Hiking Path. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, and admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in August, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

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
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get outdoors at Sydney Harbour National Park and Tambourine Bay Reserve and Warraroon Reserve Walk. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in Sydney, with highs around 22°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Get in touch with nature at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island online trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Sydney to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in August, you will find days in Fraser Island are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

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