36 days in Australia Itinerary

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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
Drive to Darwin, Fly to Noosa
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Noosa
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive
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Leura
— 3 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Melbourne
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas — 4 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 24th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, stop by Coffee Works Port Douglas, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas tour itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Port Douglas is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Singapore in July: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Tribulation: Photography Tours (in Daintree) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest, experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, and hike along Dubuji Boardwalk.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. July in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.
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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) and Peter Jarver Gallery (in Kuranda). Spend the 30th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Muddy's Playground, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cairns Aquarium, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cairns are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 6 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: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Animal Tracks Safari, delve into the distant past at Ubirr, take in the dramatic scenery at Jim Jim Falls, and explore the striking landscape of Maguk Gorge.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 4.5 hours. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) due to the time zone difference. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Noosa.
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Noosa — 2 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Landsborough Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Hill, and then experience rural life at McMartin's Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Noosa Safaris, explore the galleries of Noosa Regional gallery, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Essential Bodywork, and finally cast your line with Noosa Fishing and Crab Adventures.

To see where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Noosa online journey planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Noosa in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Sydney.
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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, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Noosa to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Sydney are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Leura.
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Leura — 3 nights

Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Change things up with a short trip to Bilpin Cider Company in Bilpin (about 58 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, take some stellar pictures from Spooners Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades House & Gardens, and hike along Fortress Rock.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Leura journey builder tool.

You can drive from Sydney to Leura in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Leura when traveling from Sydney in August, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 4 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.
On the 22nd (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Melbourne tour planning app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Leura to Melbourne in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Leura in August, you will find days in Melbourne are little chillier (16°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight 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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, look for all kinds of wild species at Uluru Astro Tour, get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in August, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight 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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