43 days in Australia Itinerary

43 days in Australia Itinerary

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43 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Faisalabad
Fly + Drive:  31​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Cairns
— 5 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6​h
5
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Blackheath
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
9
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Faisalabad

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, don't miss a visit to Mirrai Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip planning tool .

Faisalabad, Pakistan to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Faisalabad to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 27:
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Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge ©
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls

2
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: don't miss a visit to Uluru, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, and take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cairns road trip website .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 4:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
River Rafting & Tubing

5
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach), Cape Tribulation (Myall Beach, Cape Trib Farm, & more) and Tranquility Falls (in Daintree). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, stop by With Sugar, and take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip app .

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In February, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Tranquility Falls, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mooloolaba (SunJet Simulations, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more). Next up on the itinerary: walk around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, explore and take pictures at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Brisbane day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Port Douglas in February: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 33°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Mooloolaba
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

4
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Get out of town with these interesting Blackheath side-trips: Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, get great views at The Three Sisters, and take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Blackheath driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Brisbane to Blackheath. Traveling from Brisbane in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Blackheath, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Leura, The National Pass, Wentworth Falls, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
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, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

Plan a Sydney trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Blackheath to Sydney in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne online tour planner .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in February, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
On the 1st (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Fremantle Prison, take an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, appreciate the history behind State War Memorial, and then explore the activities along Swan River.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Perth is minus 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in February: high temperatures in Perth hover around 38°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 2:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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