41 days in Australia Itinerary

41 days in Australia Itinerary

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41 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Canberra
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 30​min
6
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
7
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Cairns
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
10
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 15​min
11
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

2
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: Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle), Herne Hill (Illusionary Art & The House of Honey) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, learn about winemaking at Sandalford Wines Swan Valley, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Perth attractions planner .

Mumbai, India to Perth is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Mumbai to Perth. In November, Perth is little chillier than Mumbai - with highs of 33°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Herne Hill, Olive Farm Wines, City Summit Indoor Rock Climbing, Sandalford Wines Swan Valley, Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

1
day
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.
On the 8th (Thu), ponder the world of politics at Royal Australian Mint, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and finally don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Canberra day trip website .

Fly from Perth to Canberra in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 2 hours. In November, Canberra is slightly colder than Perth - with highs of 28°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Day FIne Art, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, then explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, and finally trek along The National Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through The Giant Stairway, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, then look for gifts at The Nook, then admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and finally take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Katoomba journey planning tool .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Katoomba takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Canberra in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Katoomba: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, wander the streets of The Rocks, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Katoomba in November, plan for little chillier days in Sydney, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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 16th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower and then hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Sydney to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) 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

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, stroll through Indian Head, and enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 9.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

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 25th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 26th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Melbourne takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in November, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can 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 27th (Tue): hike along Uluru Hiking Path, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, and finally explore and take pictures at Uluru. On your second day here, get outside with Walpa Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) 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
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more). Spend the 29th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, take a tour by water with Shaolin Junk Cruises, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November: highs in Cairns hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Shaolin Junk Cruises
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 3:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Myall Beach (in Cape Tribulation). Spend the 4th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 5th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, stroll through Four Mile Beach, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and choose your vessel at Port Douglas Boat Hire.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Port Douglas travel tool .

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. December in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 7:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, contemplate the waterfront views at Jim Jim Falls, delve into the distant past at Ubirr, and identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 13:
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls

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