43 days in Australia Itinerary

43 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Chennai
Fly + Drive:  18 h 15 min
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  9 h 15 min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h
4
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h
7
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Chennai

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge, and explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner.

Chennai, India to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Chennai to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim 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, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

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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. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Melbourne travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

5
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get out of town with these interesting Katoomba side-trips: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, trek along Lockleys Pylon Walking Track, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Canyon track, and get outside with Eagle Rock Adventures Pty Ltd.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Katoomba trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in September, you will find days in Katoomba are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Leura, Blackheath, Megalong Valley, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

5
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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip website.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Katoomba in September since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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.
Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba), Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny) and Wirreanda Park (in Buderim). The adventure continues: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Brisbane tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

SunJet Simulations, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, Wirreanda Park
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get great views at Trinity Bay Lookout, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mowbray National Park, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Brisbane to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In October, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Tribulation: Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Daintree Discovery Centre) and Photography Tours (in Daintree). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and stroll through Myall Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation holiday builder tool.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Photography Tours
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner.

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Cairns, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Earl Hill
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Spas

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