23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia vacation planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Yarra Glen
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Blue Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  31​h
End: London


Learn more about your trip

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Daintree Discovery Centre and Bones and Jones. Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Four Mile Beach) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary planning site .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Cairns, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in March, expect Cairns to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Daintree Discovery Centre
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some historical perspective at Shrine of Remembrance and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Kids will appreciate attractions like Melbourne Museum and Melbourne Zoo. Spend the 16th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, take a stroll through Melbourne Laneways, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online itinerary planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in March: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 30°C and lows are around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Yarra Glen.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Yarra Glen

Yarra Glen ©
Yarra Glen is a town in Victoria, Australia, 40 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): appreciate the views at Healesville Sanctuary and then sample the fine beverages at Four Pillars Distillery.

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

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Yarra Glen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Yarra Glen when traveling from Melbourne in March, with lows around 12°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Yarra Glen

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Healesville, Domaine Chandon Winery
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Healesville Sanctuary ©
Healesville Sanctuary
Four Pillars Distillery ©
Four Pillars Distillery
Crumbz Craft ©
Crumbz Craft

7
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Manly Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Featherdale Wildlife Park in Blacktown--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, identify plant and animal life at North Head Sanctuary, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sydney holiday app .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Yarra Glen to Sydney takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yarra Glen in March, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Manly, Featherdale Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

2
nights
Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
This is the official community page for Blue Mountains National Park. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get great views at Anvil Rock Lookout, explore the stunning scenery at Pulpit Rock Lookout, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, then stop by Rick Rutherford's Country, and finally admire the sheer force of South Lawson Waterfall Circuit. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kanangra-Boyd National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Blue Mountains National Park trip tool .

Getting from Sydney to Blue Mountains National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in March since evenings lows in Blue Mountains National Park dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lawson, Kanangra-Boyd National Park, Cathedral of Ferns Walk, The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Kanangra-Boyd National Park ©
Kanangra-Boyd National Park

Similar Plans

26 days in Australia BY A USER FROM GERMANY February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 25 days in Sydney & Cairns BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, culture, outdoors, beaches, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, beaches, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 27 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 22 days in Cairns, Sydney & Melbourne BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA March, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 27 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDONESIA February, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 26 days in Melbourne & Bendigo BY A USER FROM DENMARK May, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans
Find a travel specialist
TRAVEL AGENT