51 days in Australia Itinerary

51 days in Australia Itinerary

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51 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  22​h 15​min
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Katoomba
— 6 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
8
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: New Delhi

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Attractions like Yellow Water and Cahills Crossing make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, trek along Gubara, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip maker site .

New Delhi, India to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 11:
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Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge ©
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge
Kakadu National park ©
Kakadu National park

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 14th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, tour the water at your own pace with Port Douglas Boat Hire, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read our Port Douglas sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Wonga Beach
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 17:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

5
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.
Attractions like Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Thornton Beach make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Tribulation: Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre & Cow Bay Beach). Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Myall Beach, go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 22:
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Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Palm Cove Beach about 32 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls, choose your vessel at Boab Boat Cairns, and take a memorable tour with Shaolin Junk Cruises.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cairns day trip site .

Traveling by bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Shaolin Junk Cruises, Palm Cove Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 28:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Attractions like Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, and trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

Plan trip to Lord Howe Island with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Cairns to Lord Howe Island in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:
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Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

7
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.
Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, admire the natural beauty at Chinese Garden of Friendship, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

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Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. May in Sydney sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
Find places to stay May 1 — 8:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

6
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Bring the kids along to Jenolan Caves and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Katoomba: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook (in Glenbrook) and Anvil Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park). On the 11th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, explore the stunning scenery at Pulpit Rock Lookout, and hike along Grand Canyon track.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Katoomba trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Katoomba, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Leura, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook
Find places to stay May 8 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Perry's Lookdown ©
Perry's Lookdown
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Old Melbourne Gaol make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay), Koala Conservation Centre (in Cowes) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 21st (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Katoomba in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Koala Conservation Centre
Find places to stay May 14 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

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-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Melbourne in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay May 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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