34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  31​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Canberra
— 1 night
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
6
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 30​min
7
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + foot + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
8
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Maguk Gorge and Gunlom Waterfall Creek. Popular historic sites such as Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, explore the striking landscape at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk, and admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls.

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London, UK to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art. Visiting Kata Tjuta and Uluru Hiking Path will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and hike along Kuniya Walk.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) 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

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Museum and National Sports Museum. Popular historic sites such as Shrine of Remembrance and The Johnston Collection are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: stroll through Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and ponder the world of politics at Parliament House of Victoria.

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Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, expect nights in Melbourne to be slightly colder, around 7°C, while days are much colder, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and then get curious at Questacon.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Canberra sightseeing planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Canberra by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 6°C in Canberra. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

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.
Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and Elizabeth Bay House. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and steep yourself in history at Justice & Police Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip maker site .

You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Sydney. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

1
night
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hervey Bay trip planner .

Getting from Sydney to Hervey Bay by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October in Hervey Bay, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Esplanade ©
Esplanade

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Speed Boats Tours. There's more to do: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Airlie Beach trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hervey Bay to Airlie Beach takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Hervey Bay in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Airlie Beach. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

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.
Visiting Safaris and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Entomological museum. Take a break from Port Douglas with a short trip to Thornton Beach in Thornton Beach, about 54 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: stroll through Four Mile Beach, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, head outdoors with Horses in Port, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas planner .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas by combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Airlie Beach in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Port Douglas, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Daintree Discovery Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, get great views at Earl Hill, and identify plant and animal life at Green Arrow Walk.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 20:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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