42 days in Australia Itinerary

42 days in Australia Itinerary

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42 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  6​h
4
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  12​h 15​min
7
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  16​h 30​min
8
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
+3
ferry + foot + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
9
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get a sense of the local culture at Yellow Water and Twin Falls. Get in touch with nature at Motor Car Falls and Koolpin Gorge. Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Wetlands, make a trip to Mirrai Lookout, steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip site .

Singapore, Singapore to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Mamukala Wetlands ©
Mamukala Wetlands
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Uluru and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Get some cultural insight at Kata Tjuta and Valley of the Winds. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, trek along Kuniya Walk, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, and view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

4
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 the city life by going to Royal Botanic Gardens and Balloon Rides. Shrine of Remembrance and Immigration Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee--about 42 minutes away. Spend the 11th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and don't miss a visit to Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The National Pass and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Wentworth Falls and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail. On the 16th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, take in breathtaking views at Pulpit Rock Lookout, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, and get great views at Anvil Rock Lookout.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Katoomba road trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in April, you will find days in Katoomba are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 17:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Perry's Lookdown ©
Perry's Lookdown
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

4
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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk will get you outdoors. The Rocks and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sydney online tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) 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
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Escape the urban bustle at Ned's Beach and Mt Gower. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary builder tool .

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Get outdoors at Lake McKenzie and Indian Head.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Fraser Island trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island in 12.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

1
night
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 29th (Mon), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Airlie Beach journey builder website .

Getting from Fraser Island to Airlie Beach by combination of car and ferry takes about 16.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 2nd (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, look for gifts at With Sugar, head outdoors with Horses in Port, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas by combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in May, you will find days in Port Douglas are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 4:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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 in touch with nature at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Daintree Discovery Centre. Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip planning website .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. May in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Daintree Discovery Centre
Find places to stay May 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda (about 36 minutes away). Spend the 10th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, view the masterpieces at Underart Gallery, and head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Cairns, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Find places to stay May 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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