37 days in Australia Itinerary

37 days in Australia Itinerary

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37 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  25​h
Canberra
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h 45​min
Kakadu National Park
— 7 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Washington DC

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Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Canberra travel itinerary planner .

Washington DC, USA to Canberra is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 15 hours. In June, Canberra is cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 55°F and lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Sydney.

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#Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

7
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Olympia Milk Bar. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge, approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, contemplate the long history of Hyde Park Barracks Museum, and see the interesting displays at Justice & Police Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, Sydney is a bit warmer than Canberra - with highs of 64°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kakadu National Park.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

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Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park ©
Ubirr and Nature & Wildlife Tours are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Maguk Gorge and Warradjan Cultural Centre will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek, explore the activities along Jim Jim Falls, contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, and identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Lord Howe Island to Kakadu National Park in 14 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lord Howe Island to Kakadu National Park is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kakadu National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Let the collections at Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance capture your imagination. Take a break from the city and head to Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, examine the collection at National Sports Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder app .

Fly from Kakadu National Park to Melbourne in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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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.
On the 30th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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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.
Relax by the water at Myall Beach and Four Mile Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Daintree National Park. Step out of Port Douglas with an excursion to Cow Bay Beach in Cow Bay--about 44 minutes away. Spend the 4th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and shop like a local with Des Spencer Galleries.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas day trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Cow Bay Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Safaris

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove, about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip maker .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

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Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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