37 days in Australia & Lake District Itinerary

37 days in Australia & Lake District Itinerary

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Cairns, Australia
— 3 nights
2
Cape Tribulation, Australia
— 3 nights
3
Port Douglas, Australia
— 4 nights
4
Airlie Beach, Australia
— 1 night
5
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
6
Melbourne, Australia
— 4 nights
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 3 nights
8
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia
— 5 nights
9
Perth, Australia
— 2 nights
10
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
— 5 nights

3
nights
Cairns, Australia

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.
Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove--about 32 minutes away. Spend the 21st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 22nd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, enjoy some diversion at Muddy's Playground, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns travel route planning tool.

Manchester, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 10 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in September; daily highs in Cairns reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Cape Tribulation, Australia

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.
Cape Tribulation is known for adventure, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Ocean Safari, go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, make a short side trip with D'Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours, and experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cape Tribulation attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
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Ocean Safari ©
Ocean Safari
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours ©
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

4
nights
Port Douglas, Australia

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.
Spend the 27th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see the world from above with GBR Helicopters -Tours, trot along with a tour on horseback, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas vacation planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

1
night
Airlie Beach, Australia

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 1st (Thu), get interesting insight from Tours.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach vacation maker site.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Douglas in September, you will find days in Airlie Beach are a bit cooler (29°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:
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Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Sydney, Australia

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: trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, test your team's savvy at The Cipher Room, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner.

Getting from Airlie Beach to Sydney by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in October, plan for little chillier nights in Sydney, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

4
nights
Melbourne, Australia

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 Werribee to see Werribee Open Range Zoo about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, walk around Fitzroy Gardens, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne online day trip planner.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Melbourne at 24°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

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.
On the 10th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then go for a walk through Lungkata Walk. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

Plan a trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be somewhat warmer, around 18°C, while days are much hotter, around 38°C. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

5
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia

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 wealth of natural beauty at Maguk Gorge, identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Wetlands, take a memorable tour with Guluyambi Cultural Cruise, and get a dose of the wild on Animal Tracks Safari.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and bus takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 17:
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Animal Tracks Safari ©
Animal Tracks Safari
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

2
nights
Perth, Australia

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum, admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and then kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, explore the activities along Swan River, and then test your team's savvy at Ultimate Roomscape.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Perth tour planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Perth in 12 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Perth, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In October in Perth, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Cottesloe Beach
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Ultimate Roomscape ©
Ultimate Roomscape

5
nights
Cockermouth, United Kingdom

Cockermouth ©
Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Change things up with these side-trips from Cockermouth: Hallin Fell (in Pooley Bridge), Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Penrith (Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest & Aira Force Waterfall). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Derwentwater, paddle through the water with Keswick Canoe and Bushcraft, kick your exploration up a notch at Go Ape Whinlatter, and push the limits with Honister Slate Mine.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cockermouth day trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Perth to Cockermouth. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. When traveling from Perth in October, plan for much colder days and about the same nights in Cockermouth: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Keswick, Penrith, Alpacaly Ever After, Go Ape Whinlatter, Helvellyn
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 25:
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Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater

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