32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly + Shuttle:  26 h
1
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  5 h
4
Leura
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
8
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: London

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan), Myall Beach (in Cape Tribulation) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Elizas Gallery, and relax in the rural setting at Daintree Tea.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from London to Port Douglas, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, things will get warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Daintree, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Green Island, admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns tour planner.

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January, daytime highs in Cairns are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 9:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 10th (Sun), learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, then trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Lord Howe Island takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Cairns to Lord Howe Island, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Leura.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

4
nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leura: Blue Mountains Botanic Garden (in Mount Tomah) and Bilpin (TNT Produce, Bilpin Cider Company, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, and admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Lord Howe Island to Leura takes 5 hours. The time zone changes from Lord Howe Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. In January, daytime highs in Leura are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bilpin, Blackheath, Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 15:
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Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and stop by Darling Harbour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by car from Leura to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 20:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary site.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Melbourne. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

Jewish Holocaust Centre
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 25:
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and make a trip to Field of Light.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in January: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 28:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Field of Light ©
Field of Light

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 29th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden and then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

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You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January: high temperatures in Perth hover around 38°C and lows are around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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