34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  24​h
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 45​min
3
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Canberra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Faulconbridge
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Edmonton

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at Village Gallery and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns. Spend the 27th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, browse the exhibits of Underart Gallery, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and walk around Anzac Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary maker site .

Edmonton, Canada to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonton to Cairns is 17 hours. In October, Cairns is much hotter than Edmonton - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Village Gallery, Historic Village Herberton
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 30:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Village Gallery ©
Village Gallery

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at Daintree Entomological museum and Daintree Discovery Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree) and Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for gifts at With Sugar, and explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip maker website .

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In October in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, Daintree Discovery Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Popular historic sites such as Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Maguk Gorge and Gunlom Waterfall Creek. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jim Jim Falls.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Warradjan Cultural Centre ©
Warradjan Cultural Centre

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Uluru and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga. Appreciate the collections at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art. There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take some stellar pictures from Uluru, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In November in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

1
night
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 10th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, then contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, and finally admire the masterpieces at Flinders University Art Museum & City Gallery. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at State Library of South Australia.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Adelaide travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Adelaide takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, plan for much colder days in Adelaide, with highs around 28°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Tours Parks
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
Migration Museum
Migration Museum

1
night
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally admire the striking features of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hobart planner .

Getting from Adelaide to Hobart by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Adelaide in November, things will get little chillier in Hobart: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:
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Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

4
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 National Gallery of Victoria capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Shrine of Remembrance and St Paul's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Sovereign Hill in Ballarat (about 1h 25 min away). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at National Sports Museum, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Melbourne travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Hobart in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Melbourne, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Sovereign Hill
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

3
nights
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.
Australian War Memorial and National Portrait Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at National Gallery of Australia and Questacon. Get out of town with these interesting Canberra side-trips: Garroorigang Historic Home (in Goulburn) and Shoalhaven River Gorge (in Marulan). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of National Museum of Australia, pause for some serene contemplation at St John the Baptist Church, contemplate the long history of Free Serbian Orthodox Church St George, and get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Canberra visit planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Canberra, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Faulconbridge.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Garroorigang Historic Home, Shoalhaven River Gorge
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

3
nights
Faulconbridge

Faulconbridge ©
Faulconbridge is a village located in the Blue Mountains 77 km west of Sydney, New South Wales and is 450 metres above sea level. Get a sense of the local culture at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Hartley Historic Village. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The National Pass and Lennox Bridge. Explore Faulconbridge's surroundings by going to Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves), Katoomba (Blue Mountains, The Three Sisters, & more) and Day FIne Art (in Blackheath). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, steep yourself in history at Blackfellows Hand Cave, identify plant and animal life at Corridor of Oaks, and stroll the grounds of Faulconbridge Cemetery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Faulconbridge trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Faulconbridge takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Canberra in November, things will get a bit warmer in Faulconbridge: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Faulconbridge

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, The National Pass, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, Day FIne Art, Jenolan Caves
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

4
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.
The Rocks and Sydney Opera House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Justice & Police Museum and Elizabeth Bay House will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and get a new perspective on nature at Australian Museum.

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Getting from Faulconbridge to Sydney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Faulconbridge in November, you will find days in Sydney are little chillier (29°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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