24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Warsaw

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.
Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Palm Cove Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 21st (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground and view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

Warsaw, Poland to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Warsaw to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Warsaw in April, expect Cairns to be much hotter, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove 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.
Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Spend the 24th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In April, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Ned's Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Lagoon Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island day trip planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Lord Howe Island in 7.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and Powerhouse Museum will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Manly Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire the natural beauty at Chinese Garden of Friendship.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sydney tour itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will enjoy Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck 88. Step out of Melbourne to go to Werribee and see Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and explore the world behind art at ArtVo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In May, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, and get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Melbourne in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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