39 days in Australia Itinerary

39 days in Australia Itinerary

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39 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Poznan
Fly:  27​h
1
Cairns
— 15 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Blackheath
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
8
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  33​h
End: Poznan

15
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic Village Herberton and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Herberton (Herberton Mining Museum & Spy & Camera Museum), Atherton (The Crystal Caves & The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre) and Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness, Palm Cove Beach, & more). Spend the 31st (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Barron Gorge National Park. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, explore the different monuments and memorials at McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns holiday website .

Poznan, Poland to Cairns is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Poznan to Cairns, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Poznan in July, Cairns is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Atherton, Herberton, Yungaburra, Kuranda, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Daintree Discovery Centre and Ngarru Gallery. Spend the 16th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 18th (Sun) 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.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas tour itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Daintree Discovery Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sydney Opera House and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Rocks, explore the world behind art at White Rabbit Gallery, stroll through Manly Beach, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

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

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Sydney takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Port Douglas in August: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

3
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and The National Pass. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Blackheath: The Three Sisters (in Katoomba), Megalong Creek Estate (in Megalong Valley) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, take some stellar pictures from Elysian Rock Lookout, make a trip to Day FIne Art, and take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Blackheath trip planner .

You can drive from Sydney to Blackheath in 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in August, Blackheath is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Blackheath

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Leura, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Jenolan Caves
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The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, then engage your brain at Questacon, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and finally ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Blackheath to Canberra takes 4 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Blackheath in August, with highs in Canberra at 15°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Museum and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, admire all the interesting features of Royal Exhibition Building, and get engrossed in the history at Shrine of Remembrance.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Melbourne trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in August since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Uluru and Walpa Gorge. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, and trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Melbourne in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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 Ubirr and Maguk Gorge. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek, contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk, and identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online attractions planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) 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
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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