43 days in Australia Itinerary

43 days in Australia Itinerary

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Darwin
— 3 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
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Katherine
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
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Gold Coast
— 1 night
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Margaret River
— 4 nights
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Broome
— 3 nights

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Darwin

Darwin ©

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 Crocosaurus Cove and Territory Wildlife Park. Get some cultural insight at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Defence of Darwin Experience. Spend the 22nd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, explore the galleries of Mason Gallery, make a splash at Wave Lagoon, and take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Darwin trip planner.

London, UK to Darwin is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Darwin is 9.5 hours. Traveling from London in July, things will get a bit warmer in Darwin: highs are around 36°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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Must see
Crocosaurus Cove
4.1

5
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get some cultural insight at Yellow Water Cruises and Gunlom Waterfall Creek. Step off the beaten path and head to Ubirr and Cahills Crossing. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Billabong, explore the striking landscape at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bardedjilidji Walk, and take some stellar pictures from Mirray Lookout.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) route builder app.

Traveling by car from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Katherine.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Must see
Mamukala Wetlands
4.3
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Must see
Ubirr
4.8

3
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Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): wander the wide-open spaces of Katherine Outback Experience, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Katherine Hot Springs, and then add some adventure to your tour with Gecko Canoeing & Trekking. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nitmiluk National Park.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Katherine tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Katherine takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In July in Katherine, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Walpa Gorge. Mala Walk and Uluru Hiking Path are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, trek along Kuniya Walk, and don't miss a visit to Field of Light.

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

You can fly from Katherine to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 10 hours. Another option is to drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Katherine in July: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails
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World heritage site
Uluru
4.6

5
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Port Douglas

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Brett's Outback Tasting Adventures and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mossman Gorge Centre and Opal Reef. There's lots more to do: get some thrills on the water with Reef Sprinter, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas is 0.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Must see
Opal Reef
4.7
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Agincourt Reef
4.5

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): relax and float downstream with Ocean Safari, whizz through the canopy at Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours, and then stroll through Dubuji Boardwalk. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see D'Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours and then stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation journey planning website.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
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River Rafting / Tubing
Ocean Safari
4.9

5
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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.
Visiting Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Atherton Tablelands. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Spas (in Palm Cove) and Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda & Australian Butterfly Sanctuary). Next up on the itinerary: kick your exploration up a notch at AJ Hackett Cairns, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, take an exotic tour of Billy Tea Safaris, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cairns driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Cairns

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Must see
Palm Cove Beach
4.5

3
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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Mon Repos Turtle Encounter. Step out of the city life by going to Esplanade and Off-Road Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Bundaberg Rum Distillery in Bundaberg (about 1h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along The Pier and relax and rejuvenate at Hervey Bay Massage and Day Spa.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hervey Bay trip website.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Hervey Bay takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in August: high temperatures in Hervey Bay hover around 27°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Biking Trail
Esplanade
4.7

1
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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get some thrills on the water with Jetboat Extreme, stroll through Coolangatta Beach, then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Burleigh Head National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast visit planning app.

Getting from Hervey Bay to Gold Coast by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Must see
Coolangatta Beach
4.8

4
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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.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Bondi to Coogee Walk. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip site.

Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Gold Coast in August, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

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Hiking Trail
Bondi to Coogee Walk
4.8

4
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Margaret River

A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Wine Tours & Tastings. Step out of the city life by going to Mammoth Cave and Forest Adventures South West. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup), Dunsborough (Naturaliste Charters & Meelup Beach) and Jewel Cave (in Augusta). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm and explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Margaret River trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Margaret River in 12.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Margaret River. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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Meelup Beach
5.0

3
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Broome

Broome ©

Yawuru Country

A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, don't miss a visit to Gantheaume Point, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Broome trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Broome in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Broome are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Must see
Gantheaume Point
4.5
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Must see
Cable Beach
4.7

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