44 days in Australia Itinerary

44 days in Australia Itinerary

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44 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 15​min
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  11​h 30​min
5
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  6​h
9
Leura
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Sydney
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
11
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Vancouver

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.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures will thrill your kids. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take a tour by water with Shaolin Junk Cruises, and take a stroll around Tanks Arts Centre.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cairns online vacation maker .

Vancouver, Canada to Cairns is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 18 hours traveling from Vancouver to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in September, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach, Shaolin Junk Cruises
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation Beach. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach, hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Cow Bay Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, car, and ferry; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Cow Bay Beach
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Cow Bay Beach ©
Cow Bay Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Spend the 14th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, choose your vessel at Port Douglas Boat Hire, see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kids will enjoy Yellow Water and Mamukala Billabong. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge, identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls, and contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru online journey maker .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Illusionary Art, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, and then take in the architecture and design of The University of Western Australia.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Perth day trip app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru to Perth in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jabiru to Perth. September in Perth sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Caversham Wildlife Park, Fremantle Prison, Illusionary Art
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

3
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: make a splash at Dreamworld, get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast online trip planner .

You can fly from Perth to Gold Coast in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Perth to Gold Coast, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Perth in September since evenings lows in Gold Coast dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Family-friendly places like Melbourne Zoo and Old Melbourne Gaol will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Werribee to see Werribee Open Range Zoo about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 3rd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the galleries of Shrine of Remembrance, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary maker app .

Fly from Gold Coast to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in September; daily highs in Melbourne reach 20°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

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.
On the 4th (Thu), get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally trek along Kuniya Walk. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Melbourne, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Leura.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

2
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. Bring the kids along to Jenolan Caves and Pulpit Rock Lookout. Explore Leura's surroundings by going to The Three Sisters (in Katoomba), Anvil Rock Lookout (in Blackheath) and Anvil Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, hike along Grand Canyon track, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Leura trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Leura in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, Leura is slightly colder than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 30°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Katoomba, Jenolan Caves
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Grand Canyon track ©
Grand Canyon track

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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair, stroll through Manly Beach, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To plan Sydney vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Leura to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Leura in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Attractions like Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek make great kid-friendly stops.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island online travel route planner .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; 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 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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