42 days in Australia Itinerary

42 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia attractions planner
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly
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Gold Coast
— 4 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
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Drive to Alice Springs, Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stroll through Four Mile Beach, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip site.

London, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Port Douglas. Traveling from London in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Port Douglas. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Find places to stay Jul 17 — 21:

Cape Tribulation — 4 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Daintree Discovery Centre and Myall Beach. Go for a jaunt from Cape Tribulation to Daintree to see Photography Tours about 58 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Tribulation Beach, trot along with a tour on horseback, trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, and take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk.

To find maps and tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. In July in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cairns.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:

Cairns — 5 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Spas (in Palm Cove), Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, enjoy some diversion at Muddy's Playground, take an exotic tour of Billy Tea Safaris, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Gold Coast.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 30:

Gold Coast — 4 nights

A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Bring the kids along to Sea World Theme Park and Warner Bros. Movie World. Take a break from Gold Coast with a short trip to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, about 1h 25 min away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 3rd (Wed) at Dreamworld. The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and experience the excitement of Infinity Attraction.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in July, things will get a bit cooler in Gold Coast: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Sydney.
Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife
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Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 3:

Sydney — 6 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sydney Opera House and Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, take a stroll through The Rocks, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sydney travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Gold Coast in August, you will find days in Sydney are little chillier (22°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Melbourne.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Find places to stay Aug 3 — 9:

Melbourne — 6 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 Melbourne Zoo and Royal Botanic Gardens. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, approximately Werribee away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Exhibition Building.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 15:

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.
Family-friendly places like Uluru and Mala Walk will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: trek along Uluru Hiking Path, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. When traveling from Melbourne in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. You will leave for Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) on the 19th (Fri).
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 19:

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, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ubirr, admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, and trek along Bardedjilidji Walk.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 25:

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.