46 days in Australia Itinerary

46 days in Australia Itinerary

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Darwin
— 12 nights
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Alice Springs
— 6 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 5 nights
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Cairns
— 8 nights
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
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Sydney
— 9 nights

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Darwin — 12 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Take a break from the city and head to Florence Falls and Buley Rockhole. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wangi Falls and Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park. Get out of town with these interesting Darwin side-trips: Adelaide River War Cemetery (in Adelaide River), Litchfield National Park (Walker Creek & Tolmer Falls) and Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve (in Humpty Doo). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Parliament House, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, kick back and relax at Lameroo Beach, and brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Military Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Darwin trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Poland, the closest major aiport is Darwin International Airport. In June, daytime highs in Darwin are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to fly to Alice Springs.
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Find places to stay Jun 15 — 27:

Alice Springs — 6 nights

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
You'll explore and learn at Yubu Napa Art Gallery and Women's Museum of Australia & Old Gaol Alice Springs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Adelaide House Museum and Journey the dreaming. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, explore the landscape on two wheels at Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path, explore the world behind art at Araluen Cultural Precinct, and take in the exciting artwork at This is Aboriginal Art.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Alice Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin in June, things will get much colder in Alice Springs: highs are around 23°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 3:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 5 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru Hiking Path. Valley of the Winds and Kuniya Walk are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, make a trip to Uluru, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour builder.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 4°C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Cairns.
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Cairns — 8 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.
Visit Nudey Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach for some beach relaxation. The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Babinda Boulders (in Babinda), The Crystal Caves (in Atherton) and Spy & Camera Museum (in Herberton). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Granite Gorge Nature Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls, explore the world behind art at Samurai Gallery Australia, and explore the activities along Centenary Lakes - Cairns Botanic Gardens.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns is 0.5 hours. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) 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.
Daintree Entomological museum and Port Douglas Court House Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll get in some beach time at Thornton Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay) and Daintree (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Floravilla Ice Cream Factory). There's much more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, head outdoors with Horses in Port, take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery, and explore the galleries of Studio 49 Artisan Gallery.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Sydney.
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Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:

Sydney — 9 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.
Get some historical perspective at The National Pass and Sydney Town Hall. Get a sense of the local culture at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society and HARS Aviation Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Walkabout Wildlife Sanctuary (in Calga) and Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, visit Central Business District, and tour the pleasant surroundings at NPWS South Head Heritage Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sydney online vacation maker.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in July, expect Sydney to be a bit cooler, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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Find places to stay Jul 21 — 30:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
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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