43 days in Australia Itinerary

43 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
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Drive to Darwin, Fly to Alice Springs, Drive to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
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Mooloolaba
— 4 nights
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Cairns — 4 nights

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 Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Spas in Palm Cove--about 32 minutes away. Spend the 22nd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Billy Tea Safaris, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary planning site.

Manchester, UK to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in October, with highs in Cairns at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cape Tribulation.
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Entomological museum. We've included these beaches for you: Thornton Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Photography Tours in Daintree (about 58 minutes away). Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. It doesn't end there: hike along Dubuji Boardwalk and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation day trip tool.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Douglas.
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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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures will get you outdoors. On the 1st (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can fly to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 6 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get some cultural insight at Maguk Gorge and Anbangbang Billabong. Visiting Yellow Water Cruises and Nanguluwurr Art Site will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek, explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip maker tool.

Getting from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is minus 0.5 hours. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Uluru and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga. Get in touch with nature at Walpa Gorge and Kuniya Walk. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, head outdoors with Uluru Astro Tour, go for a walk through Mala Walk, and don't miss a visit to Field of Light.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In November in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 5 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of the city life by going to Wildlife Coast Cruises and St. Kilda Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Wine Tours & Tastings and National Gallery of Victoria. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to National Vietnam Veterans Museum in Newhaven, about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, browse the different shops at Melbourne Central, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: 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 November, expect nights in Melbourne to be a bit cooler, around 11°C, while days are colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 5 nights

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 Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Walk. You'll get in some beach time at Manly Beach and Clovelly Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Blue Mountains National Park (The National Pass & Lincoln's Rock) and Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls). And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in November since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Lord Howe Island.
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Lord Howe Island — 3 nights

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Visiting Lagoon Beach and Lord Howe Island Walking Trails will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Ned's Beach and Blinky Beach. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stroll through Old Settlement Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Mooloolaba.
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Mooloolaba — 4 nights

Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Relax by the water at Mooloolaba Beach and Shelly Beach. Get in touch with nature at Moffat Beach and Maroochydore Beach. Take a break from Mooloolaba with a short trip to Spas in Flaxton, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Marcoola Beach, identify plant and animal life at Buderim Forest Park, stroll through Alexandra Headland Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mooloolaba trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Mooloolaba in 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is minus 0.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Mooloolaba are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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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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