42 days in Australia Itinerary

42 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia route planner
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 4 nights
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Drive to Fraser Island Kingfisher Bay, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Hervey Bay
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Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
Fly to Mackay, Bus to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 1 night
Ferry to Hamilton Island, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
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Perth
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 3 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: make a trip to Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip maker.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 30.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 7.5 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, plan for cooler nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to fly to Melbourne.
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Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

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 26th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, walk around Fitzroy Gardens, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

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. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to fly to Sydney.
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Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:

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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sydney online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in Sydney reach 25°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Lord Howe Island.
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Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 1:

Lord Howe Island — 2 nights

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Settlement Beach, then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On your second day here, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lord Howe Island journey maker app.

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Brisbane.
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Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

Brisbane — 2 nights

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
On the 4th (Tue), stroll around South Bank Parklands and then stroll around Roma Street Parkland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Brisbane online road trip planner.

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane by flight takes about 3.5 hours. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Fraser Island.
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Fraser Island — 4 nights

Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to K'gari, relax and rejuvenate at Fraser Island Day Spa, head off the coast to Waddy Point, and take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.
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Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:

Hervey Bay — 3 nights

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hervey Bay: Bundaberg (Kalki Moon Distilling Company & Bundaberg Rum Distillery) and Australian Adventure Park (in Burrum Heads). There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, relax and rejuvenate at Ocean Therapies Massage and Wellness Centre, explore the landscape on two wheels at Esplanade, and make a splash at WetSide Water Park.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hervey Bay journey maker site.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.
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Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:

Airlie Beach — 1 night

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.
On the 13th (Thu), see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hervey Bay to Airlie Beach takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Hervey Bay in October since evenings lows in Airlie Beach dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.
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Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:

Cairns — 3 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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 15th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take an exotic tour of Billy Tea Safaris, and learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Airlie Beach, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.
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Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:

Cape Tribulation — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): trot along with a tour on horseback, then learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, then hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Marrdja Botanical Walk. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation online journey planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.
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Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:

Port Douglas — 3 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 19th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef, look for gifts at Coffee Works Port Douglas, and get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas vacation maker app.

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 5 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: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maguk Gorge, identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Wetlands, take in the dramatic natural features at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Perth.
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Find places to stay Oct 21 — 26:

Perth — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Perth trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Perth in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Perth is minus 1.5 hours. In October in Perth, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:

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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