32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

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Fly
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Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive
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Katoomba
— 4 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Melbourne
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Drive to Alice Springs, Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Drive to Darwin, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Bus to Williams Esplanade near French St, Fly to Istanbul

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Sydney

— 4 nights

The Harbour City

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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney online day trip planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Sydney is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Istanbul to Sydney. Traveling from Istanbul in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 24:

Katoomba

— 4 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Step out of Katoomba to go to Faulconbridge and see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, and trek along Narrow Neck Trail.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Katoomba trip planning website.

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Katoomba when traveling from Sydney in October, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 28:

Melbourne

— 4 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 30th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to Block Arcade.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne attractions planning tool.

Getting from Katoomba to Melbourne by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in October, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 1:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, trek along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip site.

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be a bit warmer, around 22°C, while days are much warmer, around 41°C. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 4:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 5 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Maguk Gorge. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on Yellow Water Cruises, explore and take pictures at Mirray Lookout, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, and explore the activities along Lake Jabiru.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of car and flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 9:

Cairns

— 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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 Spas, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 12th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip planning app.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns is 0.5 hours. November in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:

Port Douglas

— 4 nights
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, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas visit planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. November in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 16:

Cape Tribulation

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the galleries of Daintree Entomological museum, then stroll through Myall Beach, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Marrdja Botanical Walk, then experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubuji Boardwalk.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. November in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:

Australia travel guide

4.7
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.