23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  33​h
1
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Katoomba
— 1 night
train + Fly:  6​h
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
7
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  26​h
End: London

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Take a break from the city and head to Lake McKenzie and Eli Creek. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Fraser Island road trip planning app .

London, UK to Fraser Island is an approximately 33-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. Traveling from London to Fraser Island, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, Fraser Island is much hotter than London - with highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lord Howe Island travel route builder .

Getting from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Manly Beach and Fort Denison Island. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Maroubra Beach Rocky Climb. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip website .

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

First Fleet Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

1
night
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, then get great views at The Three Sisters, and finally take a peaceful walk through Coachwood Glen Nature Trail.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Katoomba trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Katoomba when traveling from Sydney in April, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

The National Pass, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail ©
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get outdoors at Melbourne Zoo and Balloon Rides. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Melbourne Gaol and Trinity College Chapel. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Katoomba in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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.
Visiting Uluru and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, get outside with Walpa Gorge, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit 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 up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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.
Relax by the water at Thornton Beach and Myall Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Go for a jaunt from Port Douglas to Cow Bay to see Walu Wugirriga Lookout about 44 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas journey builder .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, Port Douglas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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