29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Manchester
Fly:  25​h
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
Manchester

6
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Central. Visit Old Melbourne Gaol and Trinity College Chapel for their historical value. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, explore and take pictures at Royal Exhibition Building, and browse the collection at State Library of Victoria.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne vacation builder .

Manchester, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Melbourne. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in April; daily highs in Melbourne reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Tours
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Uluru and then hike along Kuniya Walk. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning site .

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in April: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 34°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at St Monica's Cathedral and Doongal Aboriginal Art. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Safaris (in Port Douglas) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 2nd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay and kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, Cairns is a bit warmer than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Safaris
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

3
days
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, beaches, shopping, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, kick back and relax at Burleigh Head National Park, and visit a coastal fixture at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Gold Coast online itinerary planner .

Fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in May, expect Gold Coast to be little chillier, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk and Olympia Milk Bar. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sydney tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May in Sydney, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Sydney

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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

4
days
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Murray Street Vineyards and Seppeltsfield. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Greenock (Ballycroft Vineyard and Cellars & Kalleske Wines), Yelland & Papps (in Nuriootpa) and God's Hill Wines (in Lyndoch). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Tscharke's Place, learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Adelaide day trip site .

Getting from Sydney to Adelaide by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Adelaide are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Wineries, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Greenock, Marananga, Eden Valley, Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park, Yelland & Papps
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South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines

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