32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary planner

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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Bus to Charles Eaton Drive, Fly to Ayers Rock
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Leura
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Leura
— 4 nights
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas

— 4 nights
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: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, tee off at Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course and Restaurant, and take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

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Manchester, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Port Douglas is 10 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Manchester in May, with highs in Port Douglas at 32°C and lows at 24°C. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 22:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 5 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring ancient history at Ubirr. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water Cruises, take some stellar pictures from Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 22 — 27:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 nights
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 Uluru, stroll through Kuniya Walk, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 27 — 30:

Melbourne

— 4 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 31st (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May; daily highs in Melbourne reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Leura.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 3:

Leura

— 4 nights
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Leura is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, take a memorable tour with Tours, make a trip to Sublime Point Lookout, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Leura travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Leura takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Leura: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 7:

Sydney

— 5 nights

The Harbour City

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, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

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Traveling by car from Leura to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Leura in June since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 12:

Lord Howe Island

— 2 nights
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, and finally explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:

Cairns

— 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
On the 15th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Cairns by flight takes about 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lord Howe Island to Cairns is minus 0.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.