41 days in Australia Itinerary

41 days in Australia Itinerary

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41 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  31​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h 15​min
4
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Katoomba
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
8
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
10
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h
End: Manchester

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, and make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) tour site .

Manchester, UK to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Manchester to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge ©
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water

3
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.
When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 7th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 8th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, explore and take pictures at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ellis Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cairns online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In March in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Ellis Beach, Palm Cove Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness (in Cape Tribulation) and Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan). Spend the 11th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 13th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In March, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Eli Creek, and stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island online trip builder .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, car, and ferry from Port Douglas to Fraser Island in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Expect little chillier evenings in Fraser Island when traveling from Port Douglas in March, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Lord Howe Island is known for beaches, trails, nature, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island road trip website .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island takes 9.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney online day trip planner .

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Take a break from Katoomba with a short trip to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge, about 32 minutes away. Spend the 29th (Sun) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Eco Tours, and make a trip to Echo Point Lookout.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Katoomba trip planner .

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Katoomba. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Leura, Hargraves Lookout, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 30:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

4
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 3rd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online road trip planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in March, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Uluru, explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia, take an in-depth tour of Fremantle Prison, then appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then have some family-friendly fun at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Perth trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth is minus 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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