52 days in Australia Itinerary

52 days in Australia Itinerary

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 8 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Bus to Mackay, Fly to Hervey Bay
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Hervey Bay
— 4 nights
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Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Fraser Island Kingfisher Bay, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 6 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Lord Howe Island
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Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 7 nights
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Uluru and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga. Take a break from the city and head to Uluru Astro Tour and Kuniya Walk. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Uluru Hiking Path, go for a walk through Mala Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, and get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

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Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also 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. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 6°C. On the 14th (Sun), you're off to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Find places to stay Aug 10 — 14:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 8 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get a sense of the local culture at Ubirr and Animal Tracks Safari. Visiting Maguk Gorge and Anbangbang Billabong will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Billabong, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, head outdoors with Kakadu Fishing Tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Port Douglas.
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Find places to stay Aug 14 — 22:

Port Douglas — 6 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Food Tours and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Port Douglas tour planner.

You can fly from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.
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Find places to stay Aug 22 — 28:

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Entomological museum. Visit Thornton Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach for some beach relaxation. When in Cape Tribulation, make a side trip to see Photography Tours in Daintree, approximately Daintree away. Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubuji Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Marrdja Botanical Walk, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation online day trip planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cairns.
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Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 1:

Cairns — 6 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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Visit Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Spas (in Palm Cove), Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, see Off-Road Tours, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Billy Tea Safaris, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip planner.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.
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Find places to stay Sep 1 — 7:

Airlie Beach — 3 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Visit Horseshoe Bay and Grays Bay for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at Intuitive Massage & Beauty Centre.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in September: highs in Airlie Beach hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.
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Hervey Bay — 4 nights

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ohana Winery & Exotic Fruits and Mary Ann Steam Locomotive. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Coloured Sands. Explore Hervey Bay's surroundings by going to Carlo Sand Blow (in Rainbow Beach) and Kalki Moon Distilling Company (in Bundaberg). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Burrum Heads Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hervey Bay road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Airlie Beach in September since evenings lows in Hervey Bay dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.
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Find places to stay Sep 10 — 14:

Fraser Island — 6 nights

Visiting Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Lake McKenzie will get you outdoors.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.
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Find places to stay Sep 14 — 20:

Lord Howe Island — 3 nights

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Visit Lagoon Beach and Ned's Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Old Settlement Beach and Blinky Beach. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Reef N Beyond, take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island visit planning app.

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island in 13.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.
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Sydney — 7 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 cultural insight at Sydney Opera House and The National Pass. Visiting Bondi Beach and Manly Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Wentworth Falls Lookout in Wentworth Falls--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sydney online tour planner.

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Lord Howe Island to Sydney, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. September in Sydney sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 23 — 30:

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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