39 days in Australia Itinerary

39 days in Australia Itinerary

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39 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Ubud, Gianyar Regency
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h
1
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 30​min
3
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + train:  10​h 30​min
4
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Cairns
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 15​min
10
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
End: Ubud, Gianyar Regency

3
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Bells Rapids Park (in Brigadoon), Talijancich Wines (in Herne Hill) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, explore the world behind art at The Sacred India Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Caversham Wildlife Park, and steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Perth itinerary website .

Ubud, Indonesia to Perth is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Ubud in October, expect nights in Perth to be much colder, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Caversham Wildlife Park, Fremantle Prison, Tyler's Vineyard, Talijancich Wines, Bells Rapids Park
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower and then hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach, then get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Perth to Lord Howe Island in 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors 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

3
nights
Fraser Island

Step out of Fraser Island to go to Hervey Bay and see Dolphin & Whale Watching, which is approximately 52 minutes away.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Fraser Island trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island in 9.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Katoomba is known for nature, trails, museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, take some stellar pictures from Lincoln's Rock, tee off at Blackheath Golf Club, and hike along Grand Canyon track.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Katoomba trip planner .

Getting from Fraser Island to Katoomba by combination of car, ferry, flight, and train takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Katoomba when traveling from Fraser Island in October, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Leura
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Everglades Historic House and Gardens ©
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

6
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.
Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip builder website .

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 9th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Melbourne visit planner.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in November, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): hike along Uluru Hiking Path, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be a bit warmer, around 22°C, while days are warmer, around 41°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more). Spend the 13th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 17th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns holiday site .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Shaolin Junk Cruises, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises

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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.
Spend the 18th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 19th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, head outdoors with The Bump Track, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip maker .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. November in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, delve into the distant past at Ubirr, look for all kinds of wild species at Yurmikmik Walks, and take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) travel planner.

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

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