38 days in Australia Itinerary

38 days in Australia Itinerary

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38 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  31​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 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:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
6
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Warradjan Cultural Centre and Yellow Water. Get outdoors at Ubirr and Mamukala Wetlands. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge, steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, and admire the sheer force of Twin Falls.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 31-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Walkatjara Art and Uluru. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Kuniya Walk. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, and hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In June in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from the city and head to Melbourne Zoo and Balloon Rides. For shopping fun, head to Melbourne Central or Craft Victoria. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Italian Museum and Historical Society, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Melbourne travel tool .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Melbourne, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Parks
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic 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.
Let the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Brett Whiteley Studio capture your imagination. Sydney Opera House and Art Gallery of New South Wales are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take a stroll through The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sydney day trip planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in June; daily highs in Sydney reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Take a break from the city and head to Ned's Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's lots more to do: stroll through Lagoon Beach, examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lord Howe Island trip builder website .

Getting from Sydney to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

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

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.
Des Spencer Galleries and Port Douglas Court House Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Ngarru Gallery and Studio 49 Artisan Gallery capture your imagination. Spend the 18th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 19th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, look for gifts at With Sugar, kick back and relax at Wonga Beach, and stroll through Four Mile Beach.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas road trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas takes 7.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge, Wonga Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Thornton Beach and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. Get a sense of the local culture at Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Entomological museum. Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Myall Beach, trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach, and explore and take pictures at Cape Trib Farm.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation online itinerary planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Daintree Discovery Centre
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

6
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.
Village Gallery and Underart Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of Cairns to go to Herberton and see Historic Village Herberton, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Spend the 27th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 28th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Trinity Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and admire the masterpieces at KickArts Contemporary Arts.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Historic Village Herberton
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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