41 days in Australia Itinerary

41 days in Australia Itinerary

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41 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Katoomba
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
6
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
8
Cairns
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  9​h
9
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

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 1st (Fri), steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, then appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth trip planner .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Perth is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Perth due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in November, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Perth: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. Dedicate the 7th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne travel app .

Fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Melbourne is 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Perth in November: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Food Tours
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

6
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.
Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

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
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

5
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, explore the stunning scenery at Pulpit Rock Lookout, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, and get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Katoomba road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Katoomba can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, Jenolan Caves, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 19:
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The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Katoomba in November: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 41°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

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

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.
Spend the 23rd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 25th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for gifts at Coffee Works, and tee off at Mossman Golf Club.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Port Douglas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Mossman, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cape Tribulation side-trips: Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail (in Daintree) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). Spend the 29th (Fri) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, get great views at Walu Wugirriga Lookout, hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, and kick back and relax at Myall Beach.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation tour itinerary planning app .

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, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Daintree
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 1:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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.
Spend the 2nd (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 5th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cairns, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

2
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: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, and take in the dramatic scenery at Jim Jim Falls.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water

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