43 days in Australia Itinerary

43 days in Australia Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Perth
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Perth
— 3 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive
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Blackheath
— 3 nights
Drive to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Fly to Lord Howe Island
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Lord Howe Island
— 4 nights
+2
Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 5 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Exeter

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Perth

— 3 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Step out of Perth with an excursion to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, get engrossed in the history at WA Shipwrecks Museum, appreciate the history behind State War Memorial, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth road trip app.

Exeter, UK to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Exeter to Perth, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You will leave for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 nights
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-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Perth in October: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 38°C and lows are around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:

Melbourne

— 5 nights

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.
Dedicate the 12th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, plan for colder days in Melbourne, with highs around 24°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 14:

Sydney

— 5 nights

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and visit The Rocks.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in October; daily highs in Sydney reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Blackheath.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 19:

Blackheath

— 3 nights
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Step out of Blackheath to go to Faulconbridge and see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, explore and take pictures at Wentworth Falls Lookout, get all the equipment you need at Blue Mountains Biking Adventures, and don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Blackheath travel planner.

Getting from Sydney to Blackheath by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Blackheath, with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Blackheath

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:

Lord Howe Island

— 4 nights
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Lord Howe Island is known for beaches, trails, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lord Howe Island trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Blackheath to Lord Howe Island with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Blackheath to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 26:

Fraser Island

— 5 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Champagne Pools, stroll through Eli Creek, and step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Fraser Island trip simple and quick.

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island in 13.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island is minus 0.5 hours. October in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 31:

Cairns

— 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 2nd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 3rd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. It doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner.

Getting from Fraser Island to Cairns by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cairns, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:

Cape Tribulation

— 3 nights
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.
Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, kick back and relax at Myall Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Tribulation Beach, and trek along Dubuji Boardwalk.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Cape Tribulation travel planner.

Drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 7:

Port Douglas

— 5 nights
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 8th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To see ratings and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by car takes about 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 12:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.