36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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36 days in Australia Itinerary

Manchester
Fly:  25​h
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 15​min
Byron Bay
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
Manchester

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. Get in touch with nature at Melbourne Zoo and Half Moon Bay. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne tour site .

Manchester, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in March; daily highs in Melbourne reach 30°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums

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St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, kick back and relax at Newport Beach, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in March since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

3
days
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Escape the urban bustle at Indian Head and Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island journey planner .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. When traveling from Sydney in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Fraser Island: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek
Lake Allom ©
Lake Allom

4
days
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Byron Lighthouse and Fingal Head Lighthouse. Get in touch with nature at Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Byron Bay: David Fleay Wildlife Park (in West Burleigh), Coolangatta (Coolangatta Beach & Kirra Beach) and Tugun Beach (in Tugun). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Broken Head Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Byron Bay trip planner .

Getting from Fraser Island to Byron Bay by combination of car and ferry takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Fraser Island in March since evenings lows in Byron Bay dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Burleigh Heads, Coolangatta, Tugun Beach, Fingal Head Lighthouse, Broken Head Beach
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park

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 in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove (about 44 minutes away). The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and get outside with Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Byron Bay in March since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

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

3
days
Port Douglas

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 outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Shaolin Junk Cruises. Spend the 31st (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and view the masterpieces at Des Spencer Galleries.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

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Shaolin Junk Cruises
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Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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 2nd (Tue), identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Alice Springs day trip planning app .

Getting from Port Douglas to Alice Springs by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Port Douglas in April, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Alice Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Museums
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Tjanpi Desert Weavers ©
Tjanpi Desert Weavers

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Murray Street Vineyards and Seppeltsfield. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Kalleske Wines (in Greenock), God's Hill Wines (in Lyndoch) and Wolf Blass (in Nuriootpa). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Tscharke's Place and learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Adelaide trip planner.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Adelaide in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alice Springs in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Adelaide, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Wineries, #Museums

Side Trips

Tanunda, Marananga, Greenock, God's Hill Wines, Wolf Blass
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South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield

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