40 days in Australia Itinerary

40 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Seattle
Fly:  20 h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Ventnor
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
6
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
7
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  24 h
End: Seattle

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Walk and Wentworth Falls. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (in Albion Park Rail), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip planning app.

Seattle, USA to Sydney is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Sydney, you'll lose 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in February, expect Sydney to be much warmer, temps between 80°F and 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, Wentworth Falls, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Shelly Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 14:
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Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island trip 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of the city life by going to The Great Ocean Road and Balloon Rides. Appreciate the collections at Melbourne Museum and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Sovereign Hill in Ballarat, approximately Ballarat away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne day trip planner.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Melbourne in 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lord Howe Island to Melbourne is minus 0.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in February, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ventnor.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Sovereign Hill, The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 23:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

4
nights
Ventnor

Ventnor ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit and National Vietnam Veterans Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Cowes Beach and YCW Beach for some beach relaxation.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ventnor online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Melbourne to Ventnor in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in February, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Ventnor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Newhaven, Summerlands, Cowes, Phillip Island, YCW Beach
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 27:
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Kitty Miller Bay ©
Kitty Miller Bay
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

3
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Uluru and Mutitjulu Waterhole. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, trek along Kuniya Walk, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, and take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ventnor to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ventnor in February: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 98°F and lows are around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 1:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Warradjan Cultural Centre and Koolpin Gorge. Get outdoors at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge and Bardedjilidji Walk. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, get great views at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands, and admire the sheer force of Maguk Falls.

To find out how to plan a trip to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Mamukala Wetlands ©
Mamukala Wetlands
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Mamukala Billabong ©
Mamukala Billabong

4
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.
Visit Thornton Beach and Myall Beach for some beach relaxation. Museum-lovers will appreciate Daintree Entomological museum and Port Douglas Court House Museum. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, and get outside with Horses in Port.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip maker.

Fly from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 12:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Safaris

5
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.
Historic Village Herberton and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Village Gallery & Spas). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and stroll through Trinity Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns online journey planner.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 17:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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