41 days in Australia Itinerary

41 days in Australia Itinerary

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41 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
+2
Fly + foot + train:  19​h 15​min
1
Noosa
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Dubai

8
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Mount Coolum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kings Beach and Bulcock Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Reserve (in Bli Bli), Mooloolaba (Scuba & Snorkeling & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach). Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Kondalilla National Park. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Barnacles Dolphin Centre, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Ninderry, explore the activities along Noosa River, and enjoy the sand and surf at Peregian Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Noosa travel route planning site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Noosa is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Noosa is 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Rainbow Beach, Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Reserve, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 20:
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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

8
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
You'll get in some beach time at Burleigh Head National Park and Surfer's Paradise Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Main Range National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Kurrawa Beach (in Broadbeach), Natural Bridge (in Springbrook) and Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head). Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Ravensbourne National Park. There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Tropical Fruit World, get outside with Pelican Feeding, let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, and enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Climb.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip planner .

Drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Ravensbourne National Park, Fingal Head Lighthouse, Main Range National Park, Tropical Fruit World
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 28:
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

10
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.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Bouddi National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Kiama Blowhole. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong). Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Bradleys Head Trail. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sydney tour builder app .

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Kiama Blowhole, Nan Tien Temple, Shelly Beach, Bouddi National Park
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 7:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Valley of the Winds and Kata Tjuta. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kuniya Walk and Walkatjara Art. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, look for all kinds of wild species at Red Desert Reptiles, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and don't miss a visit to Anangu Uwankaraku Punu Aboriginal corporation.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Sydney in August, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are little chillier (6°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 11:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from the city and head to Ballarat Wildlife Park and Healesville Sanctuary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas & Wellness and Dandenong Ranges National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale), Hanging Rock Reserve (in Woodend) and Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong). Spend the 16th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Y Water Discovery Centre, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Yea, Ballarat Wildlife Park, Healesville Sanctuary, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Eastern Beach Reserve
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 20:
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Hanging Rock Reserve ©
Hanging Rock Reserve

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