43 days in Australia Itinerary

43 days in Australia Itinerary

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43 days in Australia Itinerary

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
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, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, and make a trip to Ubirr.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip builder site .

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 up 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 Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9:
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
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, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In September in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, expect nights in Melbourne to be a bit cooler, around 7°C, while days are colder, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Katoomba: Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, delve into the lush surroundings at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, hike along Lockleys Pylon Walking Track, and head outdoors with Eagle Rock Adventures Pty Ltd.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Katoomba trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Katoomba: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Leura, Blackheath, Megalong Valley, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon track ©
Grand Canyon track
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary app .

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
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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 Wirreanda Park (in Buderim), Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny) and SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba). And it doesn't end there: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and explore and take pictures at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip builder tool .

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. September in Brisbane sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. 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, Wirreanda Park, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
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, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, head outdoors with Eye to Eye Marine Encounters, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas online day trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Brisbane to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in October, with highs in Port Douglas at 34°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive 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
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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.
Explore Cape Tribulation's surroundings by going to Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Daintree Discovery Centre) and Photography Tours (in Daintree). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Marrdja Botanical Walk, trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach.

To plan Cape Tribulation vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. In October in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to 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
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip site .

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for 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
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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