43 days in Australia Itinerary

43 days in Australia Itinerary

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43 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly:  32​h
1
Exmouth
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Blackheath
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  16​h 30​min
6
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
11
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  33​h
End: Geneva

1
night
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Reef and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then explore the activities along Yardie Creek.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Exmouth online day trip planner .

Geneva, Switzerland to Exmouth is an approximately 32-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Geneva to Exmouth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Geneva in July, things will get little chillier in Exmouth: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:
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Shark Diving
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay (about 1h 40 min away). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at National Sports Museum, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Exmouth to Melbourne takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Exmouth to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Exmouth in July, with highs in Melbourne at 15°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

4
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: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney travel route planning site .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Sydney, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Blackheath.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Blackheath: Trees Adventure Grose River Park (in Richmond), Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Canyon track, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, take a peaceful walk through Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, and get great views at The Three Sisters.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Blackheath travel planner .

Drive from Sydney to Blackheath in 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Blackheath, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Trees Adventure Grose River Park, Bilpin Cider Company
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon track ©
Grand Canyon track
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, stroll through Eli Creek, delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, and trek along Fraser Island Great Walk.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island tour itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Blackheath to Fraser Island with the Route module. Traveling from Blackheath in August, expect Fraser Island to be somewhat warmer, temps between 27°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Spend the 7th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 8th (Thu), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. The adventure continues: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Airlie Beach driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Airlie Beach in 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Airlie Beach. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

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.
Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove--about 32 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 12th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the dramatic natural features at Earl Hill, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and have fun at Muddy's Playground.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Airlie Beach in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Take a break from Cape Tribulation with a short trip to Walu Wugirriga Lookout in Cow Bay, about 42 minutes away. Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

Find out how to plan Cape Tribulation trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Walu Wugirriga Lookout
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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.
Spend the 17th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 18th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, head outdoors with Horses in Port, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas driving holiday planner .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sightseeing website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in August, plan for slightly colder days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge, take in the dramatic scenery at Jim Jim Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, and delve into the distant past at Ubirr.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online vacation planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge ©
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site

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