32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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Drive
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Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
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Bus to Mackay, Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Bus to Charles Eaton Drive, Fly to Ayers Rock
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Take a break from the city and head to The National Pass and Blue Mountains. Megalong Creek Estate and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Katoomba side-trips: Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls Lookout, take in the dramatic natural features at Wind Eroded Cave, delve into the lush surroundings at Perry's Lookdown, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Katoomba online visit planner.

Sydney to Katoomba is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:

4
nights
Sydney

The Harbour City

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 cultural insight at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Scuba & Snorkeling. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, steep yourself in history at Justice & Police Museum, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney vacation builder tool.

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 26:

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island sightseeing website.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:

3
nights
Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Trinity Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, and stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cairns day trip app.

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Cairns in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Lord Howe Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 28 — 31:

3
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Entomological museum. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Thornton Beach and Cow Bay Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Photography Tours in Daintree (about 56 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, stroll through Myall Beach, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Daintree National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 3:

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Relax by the water at Wonga Beach and Four Mile Beach. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find out how to plan a trip to Port Douglas, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:

3
nights
Airlie Beach

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Relax by the water at Catseye Beach and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Airlie Beach: Daydream Island Living Reef (in Daydream Island) and Hamilton Island Golf Club (in Hamilton Island). There's more to do: get interesting insight from Tours.

Before you visit Airlie Beach, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Airlie Beach, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:

3
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get a sense of the local culture at Motor Car Falls and Mamukala Billabong. Visiting Twin Falls and Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: hike along Bardedjilidji Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Arnhem Land Escarpment, take some stellar pictures from Mirray Lookout, and identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Wetlands.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Airlie Beach to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 10 — 13:

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru and Walpa Gorge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Kuniya Walk and Valley of the Winds. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

Make your Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in February, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 16:

4
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Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visiting The Great Ocean Road and St. Kilda Beach will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and Old Melbourne Gaol. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Sovereign Hill in Ballarat, approximately Ballarat away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

Before you visit Melbourne, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 20:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.