26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hobart
1
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Leura
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
6
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  10​h 30​min
8
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
10
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Hobart

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night
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art, look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then do a tasting at Every Man and His Dog Vineyard, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and finally admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hobart trip tool .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Hobart. In March, daytime highs in Hobart are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Every Man and His Dog Vineyard
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Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shrine of Remembrance and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne road trip app .

You can fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in March: highs in Melbourne hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 26th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, then engage your brain at Questacon, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Canberra trip builder .

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Canberra sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Leura.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): get great views at The Three Sisters, hike along The National Pass, then admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, then explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Megalong Creek Estate, admire the natural beauty at The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, then do a tasting at Hillbilly Cider, then sample the tasty concoctions at Bilpin Cider Company, and finally don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

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Traveling by car from Canberra to Leura takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Canberra in March, Leura is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Bilpin, Katoomba, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip maker tool .

Drive from Leura to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Sydney are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Outdoors
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

2
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.
Spend the 2nd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 3rd (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, browse the exhibits of Studio 49 Artisan Gallery, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Studio 49 Artisan Gallery ©
Studio 49 Artisan Gallery
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bones and Jones and Samurai Gallery Australia. Spend the 5th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 7th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Samurai Gallery Australia ©
Samurai Gallery Australia
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Motor Car Falls and Nourlangie Rock. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and don't miss a visit to Ubirr.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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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 a sense of the local culture at Uluru and Valley of the Winds. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and go for a walk through Field of Light.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In April in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Perth.

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
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 14th (Sun), steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, then walk around Kings Park & Botanic Garden, and finally have fun at The Nostalgia Box Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Perth trip site .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth. In April in Perth, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
The Nostalgia Box Museum ©
The Nostalgia Box Museum

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