52 days in Australia Itinerary

52 days in Australia Itinerary

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52 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  22​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 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
4
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 30​min
8
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + train:  9​h 30​min
9
Leura
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Billabong, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jim Jim Falls.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Jabiru trip app .

New Delhi, India to Jabiru is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge ©
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site

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.
Spend the 2nd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take in the exciting artwork at Des Spencer Galleries, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and stop by Coffee Works.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas visit site .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Mossman
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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.
Step out of Cape Tribulation to go to Bloomfield and see Bloomfield Waterfall, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach, and experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cow Bay Beach, Bloomfield Waterfall
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more). Spend the 13th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 18th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. November in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Shaolin Junk Cruises, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk.

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You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Cairns in November, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are slightly colder (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

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

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, plan for cooler days in Melbourne, with highs around 26°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 27:
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Ned's Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach.

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Getting from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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

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, kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and stroll through Indian Head.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island journey planner .

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island in 9.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Leura.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

4
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Leura: Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Trees Adventure Grose River Park (in Richmond). On the 7th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, get outside with Eagle Rock Adventures Pty Ltd, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, and admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Leura trip planner.

Getting from Fraser Island to Leura by combination of car, ferry, flight, and train takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Fraser Island in December, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Leura. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Katoomba, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Jenolan Caves
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Grand Canyon track ©
Grand Canyon track
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, listen to music at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Leura to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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