33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

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33 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 1 night
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Manchester

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.
On the 30th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden and then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at The University of Western Australia.

To see maps and more tourist information, go to the Perth day trip planning app .

Manchester, UK to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 8 hours. Traveling from Manchester in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Perth, with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fremantle
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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: don't miss a visit to Ubirr, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jabiru trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Perth to Jabiru in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

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
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 5th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. There's much more to do: stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, tee off at Port Douglas Golf Tours, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online trip builder .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In August in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:
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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 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. And it doesn't end there: experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach, take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, and take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. August in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Cow Bay Beach
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 13th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 16:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): shop like a local with Walkatjara Art, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally don't miss a visit to Uluru. Keep things going the next day: trek along Uluru Hiking Path, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online travel route planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in August, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are slightly colder (27°C), and nights are much colder (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

4
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 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi Beach, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney online trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 23:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

2
nights
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.
On the 24th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online road trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:
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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

4
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: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, and examine the collection at National Sports Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Melbourne vacation maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in August; daily highs in Melbourne reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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