39 days in Australia Itinerary

39 days in Australia Itinerary

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39 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Blackheath
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
7
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
9
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: London

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Spas & Wellness about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, and look for all kinds of wild species at Green Arrow Walk.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip builder tool .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Cairns, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in October, with highs in Cairns at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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.
Visiting Thornton Beach and Dubuji Boardwalk will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Myall Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Tribulation side-trips: Cow Bay (Cow Bay Beach & Daintree Discovery Centre). Spend the 30th (Wed) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's more to do: take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

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

Take a bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cow Bay
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

5
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 in touch with nature at Safaris and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, get outside with Horses in Port, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary website .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Get in touch with nature at Ned's Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, and explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Lord Howe Island takes 7.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Sydney Harbour National Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Rocks, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, kick back and relax at Clovelly, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip planning site .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In November in Sydney, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

4
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Step out of the city life by going to Wentworth Falls and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail. Get a sense of the local culture at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and The National Pass. Change things up with a short trip to Megalong Creek Estate in Megalong Valley (about 30 minutes away). Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. On the 17th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Pulpit Rock Lookout, stroll through Grand Canyon track, and take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Blackheath trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Sydney to Blackheath in 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Blackheath are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Megalong Valley, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Kanangra-Boyd National Park, Wentworth Falls
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Perry's Lookdown ©
Perry's Lookdown
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get in touch with nature at Melbourne Zoo and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Old Safety Deposit Building, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read Melbourne itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Blackheath to Melbourne with the Route module. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Blackheath in November; daily highs in Melbourne reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kata Tjuta and Kuniya Walk. Escape the urban bustle at Uluru and Walpa Gorge. There's much more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and make a trip to Field of Light.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online road trip planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are warmer (41°C), and nights are a bit warmer (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can 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
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

2
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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ubirr and Anbangbang Billabong. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, and steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary site .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

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