44 days in Australia Itinerary

44 days in Australia Itinerary

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44 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Fly:  30​h
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  14​h 30​min
3
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h 15​min
7
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
8
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 45​min
9
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of Remembrance and Wardlow. Take a break from the city and head to Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Boat Hire. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Melbourne (Hare Krishna Temple), steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne online travel planner .

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Melbourne is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Santo Domingo to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. April in Melbourne sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Balloon Rides
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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.
Get some cultural insight at Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Escape the urban bustle at Kuniya Walk and Mutitjulu Waterhole. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in April; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 34°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Yellow Water and Motor Car Falls. Visiting Cahills Crossing and Mamukala Billabong will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, and identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Wetlands.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) tour builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 14.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Mamukala Wetlands ©
Mamukala Wetlands

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Ellis Beach. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Spas & Wellness in Palm Cove, approximately 30 minutes away. Spend the 2nd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns day 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 May, daytime highs in Cairns are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Ellis Beach, Palm Cove Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): kick back and relax at Myall Beach, stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach, and then stroll through Thornton Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall and then take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness.

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Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In May in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Opal Reef. Spend the 9th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas online itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Visit Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head for some beach relaxation. Visiting Lake McKenzie and Lake Wabby will get you outdoors.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, car, and ferry from Port Douglas to Fraser Island takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Step out of the city life by going to Ned's Beach and Mt Gower. The adventure continues: stroll through Lagoon Beach, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island trip planner .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island in 9.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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 Megalong Creek Estate. Escape the urban bustle at Wentworth Falls and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail. Step out of Katoomba to go to Faulconbridge and see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, which is approximately 32 minutes away. On the 19th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. There's more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains and get great views at The Three Sisters.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Katoomba trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Lord Howe Island to Katoomba in 6 hours. In May, daytime highs in Katoomba are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Megalong Valley, Perry's Lookdown, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Perry's Lookdown ©
Perry's Lookdown
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Manly Beach. Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, contemplate the long history of Justice & Police Museum, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 14°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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