23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Montreal
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  29​h
1
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 30​min
2
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 30​min
6
Leura
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Montreal

2
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, don't miss a visit to K'gari, and enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fraser Island route maker website .

Montreal, Canada to Fraser Island is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, ferry, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Montreal to Fraser Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek
Champagne Pools ©
Champagne Pools

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas route tool .

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 April, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 25th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Cairns vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

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 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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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 28th (Sun): trek along Uluru Hiking Path, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and then identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park when traveling from Cairns in April, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, get engrossed in the history at Shrine of Remembrance, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne travel route planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Leura.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, make a trip to Day FIne Art, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, then admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and finally don't miss a visit to Leura Cascades. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, then take in breathtaking views at Pulpit Rock Lookout, then take some stellar pictures from Anvil Rock Lookout, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass.

To find out how to plan a trip to Leura, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Leura takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in May, you will find days in Leura are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Wentworth Falls
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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, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Leura to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Leura in May, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Nielsen Park
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Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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