32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 1 night
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  9​h
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
6
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Hong Kong

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Caversham Wildlife Park and then explore the activities along Swan River.

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

Hong Kong, China to Perth is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Hong Kong in July, things will get much colder in Perth: highs are around 21°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Fremantle Prison, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, explore the activities along Jim Jim Falls, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Jabiru online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Perth to Jabiru takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Jabiru is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 6th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Shaolin Junk Cruises, stroll through Trinity Beach, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planning site .

Getting from Jabiru to Cairns by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

4
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.
Spend the 10th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, get interesting insight from Tours, play a few rounds at Port Douglas Golf Tours, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas online travel route planner .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In August in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 13:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Safaris

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.
Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and stroll through Dubuji Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In August in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Cow Bay Beach
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

1
night
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then have fun at South Bank Parklands. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane attractions website .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Brisbane by combination of car and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cape Tribulation in August, with highs in Brisbane at 25°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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.
Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in August, you will find days in Sydney are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Sydney in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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