37 days in Australia Itinerary

37 days in Australia Itinerary

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37 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Katoomba
— 4 nights
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
5
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  10​h 30​min
6
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
End: Brisbane

5
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney online trip builder .

Brisbane to Sydney is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Brisbane in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 24:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Katoomba: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, head outdoors with Eagle Rock Adventures Pty Ltd, trek along Fortress Rock, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Canyon track.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Katoomba travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 5°C in Katoomba. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Leura, Bilpin Cider Company, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Grand Canyon track ©
Grand Canyon track

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get lost in a book at State Library Victoria, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Melbourne day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Katoomba in August, plan for slightly colder days in Melbourne, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 2:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Uluru, hike along Kuniya Walk, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 33°C and lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip simple and quick.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls

4
nights
Cairns

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 to go to Palm Cove and see Palm Cove Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll around Anzac Park, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip maker app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. September in Cairns sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Earl Hill, Barron Gorge National Park, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Tribulation: Photography Tours (in Daintree) and Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Daintree Discovery Centre). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, explore the striking landscape of Daintree National Park, and learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation online attractions planner .

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Photography Tours
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Horseback Riding Tours

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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach, and relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip maker tool .

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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