41 days in Australia Itinerary

41 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Alice Springs
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
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Alice Springs
— 1 day
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Cairns
— 8 nights
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Bus to Cairns, Train to Maryborough West, Bus to Hervey Bay
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Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
Bus to Maryborough West, Train to Gold Coast
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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore ACMI and ArtVo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne and Melbourne Museum. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Brighton Beach in Brighton, about 34 minutes away. Spend the 21st (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, steep yourself in history at Cooks' Cottage, and admire the natural beauty at Rippon Lea Estate.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne travel itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Melbourne is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Melbourne, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Melbourne is cooler than Tel Aviv - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to fly to Alice Springs.
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Find places to stay Aug 20 — 26:

Alice Springs — 2 nights

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Residency, take an in-depth tour of Women's Museum of Australia & Old Gaol Alice Springs, then explore the galleries of Yubu Napa Art Gallery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboriginal Australia Culture Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): take an exotic tour of Wayoutback Australian Safaris, admire the masterpieces at Araluen Cultural Precinct, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, and finally stroll through Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Alice Springs road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Alice Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne to Alice Springs, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in August, you will find days in Alice Springs are somewhat warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 2 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru Hiking Path. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Uluru Astro Tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sightseeing planning tool.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can fly to Alice Springs.
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Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

Alice Springs — 1 day

The Heart of Central Australia

Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): identify plant and animal life at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park and then steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Alice Springs sightseeing app.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Cairns.
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Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:

Cairns — 8 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips and Crystal Cascades. Step out of the city life by going to Palm Cove Beach and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Atherton (The Crystal Caves, Atherton Tablelands, &more), Malanda Falls (in Malanda) and Mareeba (Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre & Granite Gorge Nature Park). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, get outside with Platypus Viewing Platform, and kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cairns visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Alice Springs to Cairns due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Alice Springs, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.
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Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 8:

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.
Visiting Mossman Gorge Centre and Safaris will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Daintree Discovery Centre and Ngarru Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Hook-A-Barra (in Wonga Beach), Cape Tribulation (Cape Tribulation Beach, Dubuji Boardwalk, &more) and Daintree Entomological museum (in Diwan). And it doesn't end there: see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, trot along with a tour on horseback, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and enjoy the sea views from Flagstaff Hill Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas online attractions planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Hervey Bay.
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Find places to stay Sep 8 — 12:

Hervey Bay — 3 nights

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Bond Store Museum and Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Esplanade and Mary Ann Steam Locomotive. Step out of Hervey Bay with an excursion to Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum in Maryborough--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with Spirit of Hervey Bay, admire the landmark architecture of Customs House Interpretive Centre, contemplate the long history of Story Bank, and appreciate the history behind Duncan Chapman Statue.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hervey Bay online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Hervey Bay in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Port Douglas in September: high temperatures in Hervey Bay hover around 30°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to fly to Gold Coast.
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Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:

Gold Coast — 2 nights

A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching and Daisy Hill Conservation Park and Koala Centre. Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) and Newstead House will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Gold Coast to Brisbane to see Opal Museum about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Burleigh Head National Park, stroll through Tugun Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens, and browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Hervey Bay to Gold Coast takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can fly to Sydney.
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Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk and Anzac Memorial. Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and Sydney Harbour Circle Walk. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Beach (in Palm Beach) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, stroll through Bondi Beach, get curious at Powerhouse Museum, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can fly to Melbourne.
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Find places to stay Sep 20 — 25:

Melbourne — 2 nights

Australia's Garden City

Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral, then examine the collection at Australian Sports Museum, then steep yourself in history at St Paul's Cathedral, and finally stop by Degraves Street. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne route planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

Australia travel guide

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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.
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