43 days in Australia Itinerary

43 days in Australia Itinerary

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43 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Malmo
+2
train + foot + Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Bundaberg
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Brisbane
— 8 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  26​h
End: Malmo

6
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.
Visit Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach for some beach relaxation. St Monica's Cathedral and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach & Safaris) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 29th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Yorkeys Knob Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nudey Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Underart Gallery, and have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track.

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Malmo, Sweden to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Malmo to Cairns is 9 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Malmo in August, with highs in Cairns at 31°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 3:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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 and Walpa Gorge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, and take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour app .

Fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in September, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time 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
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

8
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and Sovereign Hill. Old Melbourne Gaol and St Michael's Church will appeal to history buffs. Dedicate the 15th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 12th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne road trip planning website .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Sovereign Hill
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 15:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and South Cronulla Beach. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in September, with highs in Sydney at 25°C and lows at 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bronte Beach, Shelly Beach, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 25:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

3
nights
Bundaberg

Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. You'll get in some beach time at Burrum Heads Beach and Woodgate Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Hervey Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching & WetSide Water Park) and Boolboonda Tunnel (in Mount Perry). And it doesn't end there: go for a stroll along the water at Bundaberg Port Marina, stroll through Bundaberg Zoo, get a taste of the local shopping with Alloway Farm Market, and view the masterpieces at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bundaberg trip maker .

You can fly from Sydney to Bundaberg in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bundaberg, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hervey Bay, Boolboonda Tunnel, Burrum Heads Beach, Woodgate Beach
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Burrum Heads Beach ©
Burrum Heads Beach
Boolboonda Tunnel ©
Boolboonda Tunnel

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Maroochydore Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Queensland Art Gallery and Fingal Head Lighthouse. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach), Marina Mirage (in Main Beach) and Kings Beach (in Caloundra). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Bundaberg to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Coolangatta, Caloundra, Burleigh Heads, Caloundra Lighthouses, Marina Mirage
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 7:
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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