41 days in Australia Itinerary

41 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia itinerary planner

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Port Douglas
— 5 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
— 6 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 6 nights
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Port Douglas

— 5 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.
Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Cape Tribulation (Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm & Cape Trib Farm) and Daintree Entomological museum (in Diwan). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 10 hours. Traveling from Manchester in April, things will get much warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 13:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 5 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Jabiru, identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water Cruises, and admire all the interesting features of Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. On the 18th (Sun), 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 · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 18:

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, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, and make a trip to Field of Light.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route builder website.

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. In April, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 21:

Melbourne

— 6 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.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Werribee and see Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 23rd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, with highs in Melbourne at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 27:

Katoomba

— 6 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore Katoomba's surroundings by going to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Bilpin (Hillbilly Cider, Bilpin Cider Company, &more) and Blue Mountains Botanic Garden (in Mount Tomah). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, get interesting insight from Tours, get great views at The Three Sisters, and take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens.

Start your trip to Katoomba by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect nights in Katoomba to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 3:

Sydney

— 6 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, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and stop by Darling Harbour.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online holiday planner.

Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Katoomba in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 3 — 9:

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 10th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island online journey planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf
Find places to stay May 9 — 11:

Cairns

— 6 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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 12th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 14th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Trinity Beach, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, meet the residents at Cairns Aquarium, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cairns holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Cairns in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Lord Howe Island to Cairns, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 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.