43 days in Australia Itinerary

43 days in Australia Itinerary

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43 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
Fly + shuttle:  20​h
1
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 15​min
3
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Katoomba
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
11
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Amritsar

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness (in Cape Tribulation). Spend the 1st (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 2nd (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, browse the exhibits of Des Spencer Galleries, stop by With Sugar, and stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas day trip planning site .

Amritsar, India to Port Douglas is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Amritsar to Port Douglas, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Amritsar in March, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Alexandra Bay Waterfall, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Palm Cove Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 5th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 7th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, cruise along Captain Cook Highway, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Cairns day trip website .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In March, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Indian Head, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in Fraser Island when traveling from Cairns in March, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

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.
Step out of Brisbane with an excursion to Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip planner .

Getting from Fraser Island to Brisbane by combination of car and ferry takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In March, daytime highs in Brisbane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time 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
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Lord Howe Island is known for beaches, trails, nature, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, and get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

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, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Sydney using our trip planner.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. March in Sydney sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
When in Katoomba, make a side trip to see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge, approximately 32 minutes away. On the 27th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, don't miss a visit to Echo Point Lookout, and take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Katoomba trip planner .

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Sydney in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Katoomba, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 27:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, then get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

Make your Hobart itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Hobart takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Katoomba in March; daily highs in Hobart reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Macquarie Island, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 3rd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, and get interesting insight from Tours.

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You can fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Hobart in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Melbourne, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Uluru, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker site .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in April, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 34°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, don't miss a visit to Mirrai Lookout, identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Wetlands, and explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) travel route planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 10:
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Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge ©
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site

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