37 days in Australia Itinerary

37 days in Australia Itinerary

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37 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Quebec City
+2
Fly + foot + train:  26​h
1
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Cairns
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Quebec City

4
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kids will enjoy Sea World Theme Park and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: South Bank Parklands (in Brisbane), Caloundra Regional Art Gallery (in Caloundra) and Australia Zoo (in Beerwah). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, get outside with Pelican Feeding, and make a splash at Dreamworld.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip planner .

Quebec City, Canada to Gold Coast is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 15 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Quebec City in July, with highs in Gold Coast at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Australia Zoo, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, South Bank Parklands
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 8:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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.
Family-friendly places like Sea Life Sydney Aquarium and Australian National Maritime Museum will thrill your kids. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Trees Adventure Grose River Park in Richmond, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take a stroll through The Rocks, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Trees Adventure Grose River Park
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 14:
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and see the interesting displays at National Sports Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Melbourne at 15°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road, Sovereign Hill
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 20:
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and get outside with Walpa Gorge.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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.
Attractions like Palm Cove Beach and Figtree Playground make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, cool off at Sugarworld Waterpark, have fun at Muddy's Playground, and meet the residents at Cairns Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary maker app .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, expect nights in Cairns to be much warmer, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Sugarworld Waterpark, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 28:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Sugarworld Waterpark ©
Sugarworld Waterpark

5
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.
Attractions like Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Horseback Riding Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Port Douglas to go to Daintree and see Daintree Wild Zoo, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with The Bump Track, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas holiday maker app .

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Wonga Beach, Daintree Wild Zoo, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 2:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Thornton Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Tribulation side-trips: Cow Bay (Cow Bay Beach, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, & more), Daintree (Floravilla Ice Cream Factory & Photography Tours) and Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Myall Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, and get a taste of the local shopping with Daintree Entomological museum.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip planner .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. August in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Daintree, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 7:
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Cow Bay Beach ©
Cow Bay Beach

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