34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Australia Itinerary

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

1
night
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 10th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach, learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach.

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Sydney to Lord Howe Island is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 11:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

3
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.
Step out of Brisbane with an excursion to Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach--about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip planner .

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sea World Theme Park
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 14:
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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

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, enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head, delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, and make a trip to K'gari.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In March, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 18:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen

2
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 19th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 20th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, stop by Coffee Works, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

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You can do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and shuttle from Fraser Island to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, ferry, train, and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 21:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 22nd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 25th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns day trip planning website .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Start off your visit 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, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sightseeing planner .

Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Cairns in March, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

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
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 31st (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and take a tour by water with Melbourne Boat Hire.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, Melbourne is little chillier than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks
Find places to stay Mar 27 — Apr 1:
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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 2nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Perth trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in April: high temperatures in Perth hover around 31°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Fremantle Prison, Caversham Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, then explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, and then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Perth to Canberra in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 2 hours. Traveling from Perth in April, things will get a bit cooler in Canberra: highs are around 24°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Canberra

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

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 5th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, then take in the exciting artwork at Lost Bear Gallery, then make a trip to Day FIne Art, and finally make a trip to Gallery Blackheath. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by The Nook, savor the flavors at Josophan's Fine Chocolate, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, and finally get great views at Govetts Leap.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Katoomba trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Katoomba takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, Katoomba is a bit warmer than Canberra - with highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

6
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, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sydney online tour builder .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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