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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Florence Falls and Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park. Batchelor Museum and Chinese Temple and Museum Chung Wah will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Darwin's surroundings by going to Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve (in Humpty Doo), Adelaide River War Cemetery (in Adelaide River) and Litchfield National Park (Wangi Falls, Buley Rockhole, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Parliament House, savor a hot drink at Aboriginal Bush Traders, look for all kinds of wild species at Casuarina Coastal Reserve, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin journey planner.

If you are flying in from Germany, 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 travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Take a break from the city and head to The Kangaroo Sanctuary and John Flynn's Grave Historical Reserve. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path and Women's Museum of Australia & Old Gaol Alice Springs. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, see the interesting displays at The Residency, take in the exciting artwork at This is Aboriginal Art, and explore the striking landscape of Emily Gap.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read Alice Springs trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Alice Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Darwin in June, with highs in Alice Springs at 23°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Valley of the Winds. Visiting Uluru Hiking Path and Field of Light will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, trek along Kuniya Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park driving holiday website.

Getting from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

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.
The Crystal Caves and St Monica's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Cairns Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Babinda Boulders (in Babinda), Mareeba (Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre & Granite Gorge Nature Park) and Spy & Camera Museum (in Herberton). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Nudey Beach, identify plant and animal life at The Peterson Creek Walking Track, and explore the world behind art at Samurai Gallery Australia.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns is 0.5 hours. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 30°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Daintree Entomological museum and Studio 49 Artisan Gallery. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Thornton Beach and Wonga Beach. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Cape Tribulation Beach (in Cape Tribulation), Daintree (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Floravilla Ice Cream Factory) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). The adventure continues: explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, take an in-depth tour of Port Douglas Court House Museum, get outside with Horses in Port, and make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planner.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Popular historic sites such as The National Pass and Sydney Town Hall are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society and HARS Aviation Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Walkabout Wildlife Sanctuary (in Calga) and Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, view the masterpieces at ATTY Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Customs House, and take a stroll through Central Business District.

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You can fly from Port Douglas to Sydney in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in July; daily highs in Sydney reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

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.