41 days in Australia Itinerary

41 days in Australia Itinerary

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41 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca
Fly:  22​h
1
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Canberra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Darwin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Cluj-Napoca

4
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
You've added Western Australian Museum - Perth, Caversham Wildlife Park, WA Maritime Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, take some stellar pictures from Fraser Avenue Lookout, and make a trip to The Bell Tower.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Perth itinerary planning site .

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Perth is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Australian Western Standard Time is 6 hours. In August, Perth is a bit cooler than Cluj-Napoca - with highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ayers House Museum, Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, State Library of South Australia, and other attractions you added. And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, wander the streets of Rundle Mall, take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adelaide Zoo.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Adelaide route tool .

You can fly from Perth to Adelaide in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Adelaide. When traveling from Perth in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Adelaide: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Museums Shopping
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Port Arthur Historic Site as well as Museum of Old and New Art. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Adelaide in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hobart, with lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Port Arthur Historic Site, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)

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.
You've added Parliament House of Victoria, Federation Square, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and other attractions to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get lost in a book at State Library Victoria, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, nature, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Canberra trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Melbourne in August since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
You've added Windyridge Garden, Katoomba Falls, Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. When in Katoomba, make a side trip to see Jenolan Caves in Jenolan Caves, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, stroll through The Giant Stairway, get great views at The Three Sisters, and make a trip to Echo Point Lookout.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Katoomba day trip planner .

Getting from Canberra to Katoomba by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Canberra in August, with highs in Katoomba at 22°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Kanangra-Boyd National Park, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:
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Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail ©
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney online trip builder .

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Katoomba in August, with lows around 11°C. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

4
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire all the interesting features of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. August in Brisbane sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 2:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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nights
Cairns

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Green Island as well as Kuranda Scenic Railway. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns online tour planner .

Fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Kuranda Scenic Railway ©
Kuranda Scenic Railway

3
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Step out of Darwin to go to Batchelor and see Litchfield National Park, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Spend the 6th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindil Beach, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, and take in the waterfront at Darwin Wharf Precinct.

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You can fly from Cairns to Darwin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairns in September: high temperatures in Darwin hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience

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nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Ubirr and then contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

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