35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Bus to Charles Eaton Drive, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive
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Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Fly to Zürich Airport

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring nature at Maguk Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Billabong, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, and take some stellar pictures from Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) tour itinerary website.

Zurich, Switzerland to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 168-hour travel. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is 8.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Cairns

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.
Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove--about 32 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cairns Aquarium, view the masterpieces at Underart Gallery, and let little ones run wild at Figtree Playground.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cairns driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns. July in Cairns sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Cape Tribulation

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cape Tribulation side-trips: Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Daintree Discovery Centre). There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, stroll through Thornton Beach, and take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation day trip site.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

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Port Douglas

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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas sightseeing planner.

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In August in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Uluru, take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip website.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 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 Port Douglas in August, plan for little chillier days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are colder with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Melbourne

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, get lost in a book at State Library Victoria, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are slightly colder, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

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Sydney

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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sydney road trip planning website.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in August, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get out of town with these interesting Katoomba side-trips: Trees Adventure Grose River Park (in Richmond), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Bilpin (Hillbilly Cider & Bilpin Cider Company). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Wentworth Falls Lookout, get outside with Evans Lookout, take some stellar pictures from Pulpit Rock Lookout, and take in the pleasant sights at Gordon Falls Lookout.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Katoomba online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Katoomba. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.