37 days in Australia Itinerary

37 days in Australia Itinerary

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37 days in Australia Itinerary

London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Byron Bay
— 4 nights
+3
bus + train + foot + Fly:  15​h
Kakadu National Park
— 4 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
Broome
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
Margaret River
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
Exmouth
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  28​h
London

4
days
Cairns

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Trinity Beach and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Get in touch with nature at Palm Cove Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Historic Village Herberton in Herberton, about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 25th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens and experience rural life at Gallo DairyLand.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read Cairns online sightseeing planner .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Cairns, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from London in July since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Palm Cove Beach, Historic Village Herberton
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
days
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.
Visiting Agincourt Reef and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Daintree Discovery Centre and Mossman Gorge. Spend the 29th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: choose your vessel at Shaolin Port Douglas.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas road trip app .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Daintree Discovery Centre, Shaolin Junk Cruises
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Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises
Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): make a trip to Uluru, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

3
days
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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Relax by the water at Coogee Beach and Clovelly. Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: see the grandeur of opera at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, wander the streets of The Rocks, and trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, expect nights in Sydney to be somewhat warmer, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Noosa.

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
days
Noosa

Noosa
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Explore hidden gems such as Noosa Main Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Noosa National Park and Kings Beach.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Noosa day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Noosa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Kings Beach, Mooloolaba Beach
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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

3
days
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Explore hidden gems such as Burleigh Heads Beach and Cape Byron Walking Track. Escape the urban bustle at Coolangatta Beach and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Arakwal National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Byron Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kakadu National Park.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Coolangatta Beach, Burleigh Heads Beach, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

3
days
Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park ©
Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Maguk Gorge and Nature & Wildlife Tours.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kakadu National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Kakadu National Park takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Kakadu National Park

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

3
days
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cable Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Broome Town Beach. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Broome holiday maker website .

Getting from Kakadu National Park to Broome by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

3
days
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Busselton Jetty and Heydon Estate. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Cave and Surfers Point. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Smiths Beach (in Yallingup) and Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, kick back and relax at Redgate Beach, and learn about winemaking at Cape Grace Wines.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Margaret River trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Broome to Margaret River in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Augusta, Surfers Point, Busselton Jetty, Cape Grace Wines, Mammoth Cave
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

1
day
Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): kick back and relax at Bundegi Beach, enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Turquoise Bay.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Exmouth trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Margaret River to Exmouth by combination of bus and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Exmouth can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

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#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

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