35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner
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Fly
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
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Drive to Darwin, Fly to Alice Springs, Drive to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly
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Exmouth
— 2 nights
Fly to Leipzig, Train to Berlin

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Cairns — 4 nights

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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 1st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Billy Tea Safaris, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns tour site.

Berlin, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Berlin to Cairns due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.
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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.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas will thrill your kids. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay) and Daintree Entomological museum (in Diwan). And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stroll through Mossman Gorge Centre, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas road trip website.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 7 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Animal Tracks Safari, cast your line with Kakadu Fishing Tours, stroll through Mamukala Billabong, and admire all the interesting features of Mirray Lookout.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 4 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Uluru Astro Tour and Uluru. There's lots more to do: hike along Uluru Hiking Path, get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 5 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Sydney Opera House and Royal Botanic Garden Sydney will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, enjoy breathtaking views from Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in Sydney, with highs around 22°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 5 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will enjoy Wildlife Coast Cruises and National Gallery of Victoria. Step out of Melbourne to go to Newhaven and see National Vietnam Veterans Museum, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, make a trip to Fitzroy Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne day trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in August; daily highs in Melbourne reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Exmouth.
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Exmouth — 2 nights

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. On the 30th (Tue), stroll through Ningaloo Reef and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area and then discover the deep blue sea with Turquoise Bay.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Exmouth trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Exmouth takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Melbourne, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Exmouth, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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Australia travel guide

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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.
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