23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  25​h
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 30​min
7
Fraser Island
— 1 night
Fly:  33​h
End: Barcelona


2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Visit Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with a short trip to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove (about 44 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary tool .

Barcelona, Spain to Cairns is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Barcelona to Cairns. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Barcelona in March, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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.
Visit Myall Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Take a break from Port Douglas with a short trip to Daintree Entomological museum in Cape Tribulation, about 52 minutes away.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In April in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Cape Tribulation
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum

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.
Get in touch with nature at Uluru and Valley of the Winds. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip site .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in April, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (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
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Sandridge Beach and Melbourne Zoo. We've included these beaches for you: Half Moon Bay and St. Kilda Beach. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Shrine of Remembrance, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne holiday builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April; daily highs in Melbourne reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Freshwater Beach. Get outdoors at Manly Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, admire the masterpieces at Australian Centre for Photography, and kick back and relax at Dee Why Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney holiday planning website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, stroll through Lagoon Beach, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island online trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake McKenzie and then contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Eli Creek and then stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island vacation planner.

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island in 9.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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