38 days in Australia Itinerary

38 days in Australia Itinerary

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38 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Darwin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
car + Plane via Darwin?:  12​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Mossman
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Daintree
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Townsville
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
9
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h
10
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
11
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Munich

2
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park, examine the collection at 1934 Qantas Hangar, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Darwin journey planner.

Munich, Germany to Darwin is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) is 8 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Munich in July, with highs in Darwin at 36°C and lows at 22°C. You will leave for Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) on the 25th (Thu).

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park ©
Safaris

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get in touch with nature at Maguk Gorge and Yellow Water. Get some cultural insight at Nourlangie Rock and Anbangbang Billabong. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, make a trip to Mirrai Lookout, and identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Billabong.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) route planner .

Traveling by car from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:
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Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Kuniya Walk and Kata Tjuta. Get a sense of the local culture at Valley of the Winds and Lungkata Walk. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art.

Make your Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mossman.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Josephine Falls ©
Josephine Falls

2
nights
Mossman

Mossman
Mossman is a town and a locality in Far North Queensland, Australia, on the Mossman River. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Kuku yalanji cultural heritage beach walk, identify plant and animal life at Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mossman road trip tool .

You can drive from Cairns to Mossman in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Daintree.

Things to do in Mossman

Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Kuku yalanji cultural heritage beach walk, Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

3
nights
Daintree

Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. Get in touch with nature at Photography Tours and Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Daintree Discovery Centre and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Daintree: Cow Bay (Cow Bay Beach & Walu Wugirriga Lookout). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Wonga Beach, admire the sheer force of Tranquility Falls, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Daintree Wild Zoo, and look for gifts at Daintree Naturals Artist Market.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Daintree trip maker app .

Daintree is just a short distance from Mossman. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Townsville.

Things to do in Daintree

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Wonga Beach
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Cow Bay Beach ©
Cow Bay Beach
Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail ©
Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail

3
nights
Townsville

Townsville
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castle Hill and The Strand. Step out of the city life by going to Many Peaks Walking Track and Fishing Charters & Tours. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park and take in the exciting artwork at Pinnacles Gallery.

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

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Daintree to Townsville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Townsville sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
The Strand ©
The Strand
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 13th (Tue), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach planning site .

Getting from Townsville to Airlie Beach by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Townsville in August: highs in Airlie Beach hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef

3
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 15th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, kick back and relax at Catseye Beach and then get outside with Jetryder.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hamilton Island trip itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island in an hour. In August in Hamilton Island, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 17:
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Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Take a break from the city and head to Central Station Rainforest and Fraser Island Great Walk.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fraser Island day trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Hamilton Island to Fraser Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Hamilton Island in August since evenings lows in Fraser Island dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 21:
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sydney Opera House and Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Shelly Beach (in Manly), Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, The Giant Stairway, & more) and Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, head outdoors with Day by Day Charters - Private Trips, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. When traveling from Fraser Island in August, plan for little chillier days in Sydney, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Shelly Beach, Lincoln's Rock
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 26:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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