38 days in Australia Itinerary

38 days in Australia Itinerary

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38 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bristol
train + Fly:  23​h 15​min
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Adelaide
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Leura
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
Alice Springs
— 1 night
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  8​h 30​min
Jabiru
— 4 nights
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  25​h
End: Bristol

2
days
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 19th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Perth itinerary builder app .

Bristol, UK to Perth is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Bristol to Perth. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

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Fremantle Prison, Sandalford Wines Swan Valley, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, and finally admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Adelaide trip planner .

Getting from Perth to Adelaide by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) is 1 hour. When traveling from Perth in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Adelaide: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Museums, #Parks
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South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Migration Museum
Migration Museum

5
days
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 26th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 27th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Melbourne are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

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#Tours, #Museums, #Parks
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
days
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.
When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane road trip planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Brisbane, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sea World Theme Park
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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

2
days
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 31st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

5
days
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: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and kick back and relax at Coogee Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Leura.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

3
days
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Explore Leura's surroundings by going to Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and The Three Sisters (in Katoomba). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pulpit Rock Lookout, and stop by The Nook.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Leura trip planner .

Getting from Sydney to Leura by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Sydney in April, Leura is a bit cooler at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Leura

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Jenolan Caves
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves

2
days
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 10th (Wed): appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds and then explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Getting from Leura to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of train and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Leura in April: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

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#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

1
day
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
On the 12th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Alice Springs sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, daytime highs in Alice Springs are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru.

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#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

4
days
Jabiru

Jabiru ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, and don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Alice Springs to Jabiru takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing

4
days
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Myall Beach (in Cape Tribulation). Spend the 17th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 18th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, tour the water at your own pace with Port Douglas Boat Hire, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and stop by With Sugar.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas journey planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru to Port Douglas takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. April in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Myall Beach, Alexandra Bay Waterfall
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
days
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 21st (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. April in Cairns sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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