26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Denver
+2
train + foot + Fly:  27​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Alice Springs
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Adelaide
— Few hours
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h
6
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
8
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
St Helens
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
11
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 30​min
12
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
13
Sydney
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + train:  21​h 30​min
End: Denver

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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk will get you outdoors. Step out of Sydney to go to Blue Mountains National Park and see Pulpit Rock Lookout, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, look for all kinds of wild species at Hawthorne Canal Reserve, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary tool .

Denver, USA to Sydney is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 17 hours. Traveling from Denver in March, expect Sydney to be warmer, temps between 79°F and 66°F. You will leave for Port Douglas on the 19th (Tue).

Things to do in Sydney

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Pulpit Rock Lookout
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 19:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

3
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes GBR Helicopters -Tours as well as Daintree Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Mossman Gorge. Do some cultural sightseeing at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Ngarru Gallery.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planner .

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. Traveling from Sydney in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 87°F and lows about 74°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Fri) before leaving for Alice Springs.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 22:
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Daintree Tours ©
Daintree Tours
Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

1
night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park and then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs road trip planning site .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Douglas in March, you will find days in Alice Springs are a bit warmer (94°F), and nights are little chillier (65°F). On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Tours
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 23:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Wintjiri Arts + Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Uluru Hiking Path, get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally hike along Kuniya Walk.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online journey planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in March, and nighttime lows around 70°F. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Adelaide.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

few
hours
Adelaide

Adelaide
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Adelaide takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March: high temperatures in Adelaide hover around 79°F and lows are around 60°F. On the 25th (Mon), you'll travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 26:

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. You will leave for Adelaide on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Nightlife Tours
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:
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Kangaroo Island Hire a Guide ©
Kangaroo Island Hire a Guide

1
night
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Adelaide Bike Tours. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, learn about winemaking at National Wine Centre of Australia, and then trek along River Torrens Linear Park Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Adelaide day trip planning app .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

River Torrens Linear Park Trail
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Adelaide Photography Tours ©
Adelaide Photography Tours
National Wine Centre of Australia ©
National Wine Centre of Australia
River Torrens Linear Park Trail ©
River Torrens Linear Park Trail

1
night
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cataract Gorge Reserve as well as Saint John Craft Beer Bar. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Saint John Craft Beer Bar.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip planner.

Getting from Adelaide to Launceston by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Adelaide in March, with highs in Launceston at 72°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nightlife
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Saint John Craft Beer Bar ©
Saint John Craft Beer Bar

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
You've added Cradle Mountain, Westmorland Falls, Dove Lake Circuit, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 29th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cradle Mountain.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip builder .

You can drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to St Helens.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Westmorland Falls
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit

few
hours
St Helens

St Helens ©
You've now added Bay of Fires Conservation Area to your itinerary.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our St Helens trip site .

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to St Helens in 5 hours. March in St Helens sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 49°F at night. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Beaches Wildlife

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 1:
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area

2
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park, then get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay day trip website .

Getting from St Helens to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Platypus House, Bicheno Blowhole
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:
Highlights from your plan
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Rooftop Cinema, Eureka Skydeck 88, The Great Ocean Road, and other attractions. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Melbourne holiday planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Melbourne by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. April in Melbourne sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F at night. You will leave for Sydney on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne By Bike ©
Melbourne By Bike

1
night
Sydney

Sydney ©
For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sydney itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 59°F. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

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