34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h 30​min
9
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
10
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. In March, daytime highs in Sydney are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 15:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, then take in the exciting artwork at Lost Bear Gallery, and finally admire the sheer force of Katoomba Falls. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through The Giant Stairway, then get great views at Govetts Leap, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Katoomba driving holiday app .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Katoomba, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Katoomba

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Mon), ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Canberra trip planner.

Drive from Katoomba to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Katoomba in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Canberra, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Canberra

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 18:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Sandalford Wines Swan Valley, look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park, and then explore the activities along Swan River.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth travel route planning site .

Fly from Canberra to Perth in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Canberra in March: high temperatures in Perth hover around 34°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Caversham Wildlife Park, Fremantle Prison, Sandalford Wines Swan Valley
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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.
Dedicate the 24th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

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You can fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Perth in March, with highs in Melbourne at 30°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 25:
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
On the 26th (Tue), admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

Start your trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in March, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 41°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 28th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 31st (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March: highs in Cairns hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Spend the 1st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 2nd (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for gifts at Coffee Works, stroll through Four Mile Beach, and enjoy some diversion at Port Douglas Tennis Club.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In March, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 3:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, don't miss a visit to K'gari, stroll through Indian Head, and delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island online travel planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, ferry, and car from Port Douglas to Fraser Island in 11.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, train, car, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen

2
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.
Go for a jaunt from Brisbane to Main Beach to see Sea World Theme Park about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip maker app .

Getting from Fraser Island to Brisbane by combination of car and ferry takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sea World Theme Park
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 10:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, then learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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