42 days in Australia Itinerary

42 days in Australia Itinerary

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
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Noosa
— 5 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Leura
— 4 nights

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Uluru and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga. Get a sense of the local culture at Kuniya Walk and Uluru Hiking Path. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge.

To find out how to plan a trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Adelaide to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in August: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Uluru
4.6
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World heritage site
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
4.7
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Hiking Trail
Kuniya Walk
4.8

7
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get in touch with nature at Yellow Water Cruises and Ubirr. Get a sense of the local culture at Maguk Gorge and Mamukala Billabong. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, take some stellar pictures from Anbangbang Rock Shelter, stroll through Bardedjilidji Walk, and take in the dramatic scenery at Jim Jim Falls.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online attractions planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and bus takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive. On the 30th (Sun), you're off to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Ubirr
4.8
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Must see
Maguk Gorge
4.8

5
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Brett's Outback Tasting Adventures and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at With Sugar, view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery, and hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas day trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Safari
Safaris
4.9

4
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Cape Tribulation

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.
Take a break from the city and head to D'Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours and Daintree Discovery Centre. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory and Daintree Entomological museum. Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Ocean Safari, trot along with a tour on horseback, hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, and kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation planning app.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. September in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Natural History Museum
Daintree Entomological museum
3.9
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River Rafting / Tubing
Ocean Safari
4.9
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Science Museum
Daintree Discovery Centre
3.8

4
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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.
Historic Village Herberton and Village Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Palm Cove Beach about 32 minutes away. There's more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cairns online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.7

3
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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Elfotography Hervey Bay and Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Esplanade. Step out of Hervey Bay with an excursion to Alloway Farm Market in Bundaberg--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: stop by Mary Ryan's, view the masterpieces at Ashleigh Manley Art Gallery Homewares & Gifts, and get a taste of the local shopping with Hervey Bay Regional Gallery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hervey Bay trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cairns to Hervey Bay by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, Hervey Bay is little chillier than Cairns - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Shopping · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Biking Trail
Esplanade
4.7

5
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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Escape the urban bustle at Noosa National Park and Obi Boardwalk. For shopping fun, head to The Real McCaul or Artisans Gallery. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Caloundra (Seaview Art Gallery & Moffat Beach), Art on Cairncross (in Maleny) and Smithys Fishing Charters (in Minyama). The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, view the masterpieces at Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, explore the galleries of Montville Art Gallery, and take a stroll through Hastings Street.

Plan trip to Noosa with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Hervey Bay to Noosa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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National Park
Noosa National Park
4.8
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Smithys Fishing Charters
4.4

6
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Sydney

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at ATTY Gallery and Sydney Opera House. Visiting Bondi Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: stop by Sydney Fish Market, buy something for everyone on your list at Queen Victoria Building, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and stop by Darling Harbour.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney online travel route planner.

Fly from Noosa to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Sydney are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
ATTY Gallery
5.0
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Hiking Trail
Bondi to Coogee Walk
4.8
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Neighborhood
The Rocks
4.6

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Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The National Pass and Saint Bonaventure's Church. Head to Leura Mall and Katoomba Antique Centrefor plenty of shopping. When in Leura, make a side trip to see Hillbilly Cider in Bilpin, approximately Bilpin away. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Lost Bear Gallery, see Beyond The Blacktop 4wd Tours, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, and look for gifts at Josophan's Fine Chocolate.

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Drive from Sydney to Leura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Leura when traveling from Sydney in September, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leura

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Art Gallery
Lost Bear Gallery
4.8
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Historic Walking Area
The National Pass
4.7

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