43 days in Australia Itinerary

43 days in Australia Itinerary

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43 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  33​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  9​h
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h 15​min
5
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Katoomba
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
9
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
11
Perth
— 1 day
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Edinburgh

3
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: explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk, take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, and look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) holiday planner .

Edinburgh, UK to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 33-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 7:
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls

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.
Spend the 8th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 10th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

3
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.
Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, and stroll through Myall Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip builder .

You can take a bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Walu Wugirriga Lookout
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm

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.
Take a break from Port Douglas with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, about 42 minutes away. Spend the 15th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 17th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, stop by With Sugar, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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, kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Head.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, ferry, and car from Port Douglas to Fraser Island in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Fraser Island when traveling from Port Douglas in November, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 22:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake Wabby ©
Lake Wabby

1
night
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 23rd (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, then explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, stroll through Lagoon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lord Howe Island online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island takes 9.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

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Fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In November in Sydney, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
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

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. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, and get great views at The Three Sisters.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Katoomba trip maker website .

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. November in Katoomba sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Leura, Blackheath, Hargraves Lookout, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 3:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

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nights
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 Melbourne with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 8th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, and get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, Melbourne is slightly colder than Katoomba - with highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
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: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, trek along Kuniya Walk, and get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 42°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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day
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 13th (Fri), explore the activities along Swan River, then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Perth sightseeing planner.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December: high temperatures in Perth hover around 35°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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