41 days in Australia Itinerary

41 days in Australia Itinerary

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41 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 25 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Cincinnati

25
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Katoomba (Blue Mountains, The Three Sisters, & more), Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). The adventure continues: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sydney travel route planner.

Cincinnati, USA to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cincinnati to Sydney is 15 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cincinnati in May: highs in Sydney hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Mosman, Wentworth Falls, Kissing Point Park
Find places to stay May 3 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, don't miss a visit to Fitzroy Gardens, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip planning site .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in May, with highs in Melbourne at 63°F and lows at 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay May 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne 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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, don't miss a visit to Field of Light, and explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip app .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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 spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by With Sugar, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, you will find days in Port Douglas are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are much hotter (65°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Cairns is known for wildlife, adventure, trails, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Freshwater Station, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cairns online trip itinerary maker .

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 66°F. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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