44 days in Australia Itinerary

44 days in Australia Itinerary

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44 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  14​h
1
Perth
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
6
Brisbane
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
8
Blackheath
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Dubai

1
night
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 2nd (Tue), contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Sandalford Wines Swan Valley, look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Perth is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Dubai to Perth, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in October, expect Perth to be cooler, temps between 28°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Caversham Wildlife Park, Sandalford Wines Swan Valley, Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, explore the activities along Jim Jim Falls, contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, and take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Jabiru trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Perth to Jabiru in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Perth to Jabiru, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more). Spend the 9th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru to Cairns in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Shaolin Junk Cruises, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 13:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises

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.
Step out of Port Douglas to go to Daintree and see Elizas Gallery, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary website .

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Elizas Gallery, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, and go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Cow Bay Beach
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane vacation planning site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Cape Tribulation to Brisbane in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Cape Tribulation in October, expect Brisbane to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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, make a trip to K'gari, enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and enjoy the sea views from Sandy Cape Lighthouse.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Brisbane to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

2
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Explore Blackheath's surroundings by going to Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park) and The Three Sisters (in Katoomba). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, and look for gifts at The Nook.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Blackheath tour itinerary planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fraser Island to Blackheath. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Fraser Island in October since evenings lows in Blackheath dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Leura, Katoomba
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Grand Canyon track ©
Grand Canyon track
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

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, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sydney driving holiday planner .

Drive from Blackheath to Sydney in 2 hours. Traveling from Blackheath in October, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 5:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Walpa Gorge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Sydney in November, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 11th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at National Sports Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne vacation planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 13:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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