32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  28​h
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
6
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Toronto

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph, and make a trip to Freshwater Station.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Cairns is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 15 hour difference. In December, Cairns is much warmer than Toronto - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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.
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, admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas day trip planner.

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. December in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, hike along Kuniya Walk, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in January, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 43°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Go for a jaunt from Perth to Fremantle to see Fremantle Prison about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, appreciate the history behind State War Memorial, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Perth road trip planning website .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January; daily highs in Perth reach 38°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Melbourne, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Perth to Melbourne by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. In January, Melbourne is little chillier than Perth - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Katoomba: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, get great views at The Three Sisters, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Katoomba day trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in January since evenings lows in Katoomba dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blackheath, The National Pass, Bilpin Cider Company, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

6
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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip tool .

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In January in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

3
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Brisbane trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Brisbane are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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