39 days in Australia Itinerary

39 days in Australia Itinerary

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39 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Calgary
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  27​h
1
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Katoomba
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
9
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 45​min
10
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Calgary

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, trek along Fraser Island Great Walk, kick back and relax at Indian Head, and make a trip to K'gari.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip itinerary maker website .

Calgary, Canada to Fraser Island is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from Calgary to Fraser Island. Traveling from Calgary in October, things will get warmer in Fraser Island: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen

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.
On the 27th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout and then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In October, daytime highs in Brisbane are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
nights
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 29th (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, and then stroll through Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lord Howe Island trip planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sydney travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 3:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Go for a jaunt from Katoomba to Faulconbridge to see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, and head outdoors with Eagle Rock Adventures Pty Ltd.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Katoomba online itinerary planner .

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In November, daytime highs in Katoomba are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon track ©
Grand Canyon track
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

3
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 (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at HMAS Castlemaine, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne tour website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in November, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 11th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and then stroll around Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Perth trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in November, with highs in Perth at 33°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Uluru, get great views at Uluru, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday maker website .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Perth in November; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 41°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
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: look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge, delve into the distant past at Ubirr, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, and admire the sheer force of Twin Falls.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip simple and quick.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

3
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 19th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 20th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and stroll through Four Mile Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, and then admire the natural beauty at Marrdja Botanical Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, stroll through Myall Beach, and then hike along Dubuji Boardwalk.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Cape Tribulation trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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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 Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 25th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 27th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns vacation site .

You can take a bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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