37 days in Australia Itinerary

37 days in Australia Itinerary

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37 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Luxembourg City
Fly:  32​h
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Leura
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
5
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Noosa
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
8
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h
9
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  2​h 45​min
10
Daydream Island
— 1 night
Travel:  2​h 30​min
11
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
car:  4​h
12
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
13
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  24​h
End: Luxembourg City

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kata Tjuta and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. The adventure continues: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, explore and take pictures at Uluru, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, and don't miss a visit to Anangu Uwankaraku Punu Aboriginal corporation.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary maker site .

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 32-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Luxembourg City to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. While traveling from Luxembourg City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Helicopter Tours
Wintjiri Arts + Museum ©
Wintjiri Arts + Museum

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chocolate Mill and Tyabb Packing House Antiques. We've included these beaches for you: Rye Beach and Frankston Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Piper Street (in Kyneton), Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve (in Hepburn Springs) and Panorama Garden Estate (in Boneo). Spend the 8th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: make a trip to Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk and look for all kinds of wild species at St Kilda beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hepburn Springs, Panorama Garden Estate, Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk, Rye Beach, Tyabb Packing House Antiques
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 8:
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Panorama Garden Estate ©
Panorama Garden Estate
St Kilda beach ©
St Kilda beach
Rye Beach ©
Rye 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Terrigal Beach and Shelly Beach. For shopping fun, head to The Rocks Markets or Volle Jewellery. Venture out of the city with trips to Munmorah State Conservation Area (in Lake Munmorah) and Palm Beach (in Palm Beach). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarama Beach, and stop by Belle Fleur Fine Chocolates.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in October; daily highs in Sydney reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Bridget Kennedy Project Space, Palm Beach, Terrigal Beach, Munmorah State Conservation Area
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 13:
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Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach

3
nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Artemis Wines and Red Cow Farm. Do your shopping at The Candy Store Leura and Leura Mall. Explore Leura's surroundings by going to Little Hand-Stirred Jam Shop (in Berrima) and Mittagong (Tertini Wines & Lake Alexandra Reserve). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Pulpit Rock Lookout, examine the collection at Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, head outdoors with Evans Lookout, and take a stroll through Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Leura trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Leura takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in October since evenings lows in Leura dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Leura

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mittagong, Katoomba, Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, Little Hand-Stirred Jam Shop, Red Cow Farm
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 17:
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Evans Lookout ©
Evans Lookout
Tertini Wines ©
Tertini Wines
The Candy Store Leura ©
The Candy Store Leura

1
night
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, then explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, and finally look for gifts at Miami Marketta.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast road trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Leura to Gold Coast with the Route module. Traveling from Leura in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Gold Coast, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Miami Marketta ©
Miami Marketta

1
night
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 19th (Sat): kick back and relax at Dicky Beach and then wander the streets of Queen Street Mall.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Brisbane day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Brisbane sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Shopping Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Dicky Beach
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): kick back and relax at Marcoola Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Point Cartwright, and then stop by MaisyMoo. Keep things going the next day: stop by Belmondos Organic Market, buy something for everyone on your list at Kawana Shoppingworld, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally stop by Berkelouw Book Barn.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Noosa visit planning site .

Drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Berkelouw Book Barn, Point Cartwright, Marcoola Beach, MaisyMoo, Kawana Shoppingworld
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach
Point Cartwright ©
Point Cartwright
Kawana Shoppingworld ©
Kawana Shoppingworld

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Visit Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Burrum Heads Beach for some beach relaxation. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ashleigh Manley Art Gallery Homewares & Gifts and Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere. Get out of town with these interesting Fraser Island side-trips: Urangan (Great Sandy Straits Marina & Creations at The Harbour).

Plan a Fraser Island trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hervey Bay, Burrum Heads Beach
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Burrum Heads Beach ©
Burrum Heads Beach
Great Sandy Straits Marina ©
Great Sandy Straits Marina

2
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): head outdoors with Jetryder, then kick back and relax at Catseye Beach, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club, then admire all the interesting features of Go-Kart Racing Track, and then get your game on at Sports Club.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island itinerary planning site .

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Hamilton Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hamilton Island when traveling from Fraser Island in October, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Daydream Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Go-Kart Racing Track ©
Go-Kart Racing Track

1
night
Daydream Island

Daydream Island
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Daydream Island Living Reef.

Before you visit Daydream Island, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hamilton Island to Daydream Island. In October, daily temperatures in Daydream Island can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Daydream Island

Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:

2
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 28th (Mon), head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Whitsunday Island travel planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Daydream Island to Whitsunday Island. Traveling from Daydream Island in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Whitsunday Island, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

3
nights
Port Douglas

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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Wonga Beach and Myall Beach. Do your shopping at Sunday Market Port Douglas and With Sugar. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Cow Bay Beach (in Cow Bay) and Cape Tribulation (Cape Tribulation Beach & Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness). It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Whitsunday Island to Port Douglas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Port Douglas, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Wonga Beach, Cow Bay Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Wonga Beach ©
Wonga Beach
Sunday Market Port Douglas ©
Sunday Market Port Douglas
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

1
night
Cairns

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market, then enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yorkeys Knob Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cairns online holiday planner .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Yorkeys Knob Beach ©
Yorkeys Knob Beach
Rusty's Market ©
Rusty's Market

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