44 days in Australia Itinerary

44 days in Australia Itinerary

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44 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
2
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 15​min
4
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  5​h
7
Leura
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
10
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Ho Chi Minh City

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: admire all the interesting features of Uluru, stroll through Kuniya Walk, don't miss a visit to Uluru, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) is 2 hours. When traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Myall Beach (in Cape Tribulation), Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield). Spend the 29th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 1st (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and stroll through Four Mile Beach.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April since evenings lows in Port Douglas dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 3:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 4th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 6th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, don't miss a visit to Green Island, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns travel planning site .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay May 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek, and trek along Fraser Island Great Walk.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip site .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay May 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Fraser Island Great Walk ©
Fraser Island Great Walk
K'gari ©
K'gari

3
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 find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach), Caloundra Regional Art Gallery (in Caloundra) and SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba). There's still lots to do: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, walk around Roma Street Parkland, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Brisbane tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Fraser Island to Brisbane by combination of car and ferry takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

SunJet Simulations, Sea World Theme Park, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery
Find places to stay May 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Lord Howe Island is known for beaches, trails, nature, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Ned's Beach, trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island itinerary planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Leura.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

5
nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Leura: Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin), Hassan's Wall (in Lithgow) and The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden (in Mount Tomah). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Prince Henry Cliff Walk, and don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Leura trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Lord Howe Island to Leura in 5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Leura can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Bilpin Cider Company
Find places to stay May 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sydney online road trip planner .

Getting from Leura to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Leura in May since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay May 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 4:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and then get your game on at The Nostalgia Box Museum. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Western Australia, steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, then appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Perth is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect nights in Perth to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Fremantle Prison, Lake Claremont
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

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