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:  4​h
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Alice Springs
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Adelaide
— Few hours
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
8
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
10
St Helens
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
11
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  1​h
12
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
13
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  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.
You've added Taronga Zoo, Bike Buffs - Sydney Bicycle Tours, The Rocks, and other attractions to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Pulpit Rock Lookout in Blue Mountains National Park, about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

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

Denver, USA to Sydney is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. 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'll have a few hours on the 19th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Pulpit Rock Lookout, Taronga Zoo
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 19:
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Blue Mountains Tours ©
Blue Mountains Tours

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.
You've added Port Douglas Tourist Information Centre, Sunset and Stargazing Adventure Cruise, Daintree National Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge and view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas travel route site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 87°F and lows of 74°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Fri) before leaving for Alice Springs.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tranquility Falls, Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 22:
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Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Tranquility Falls ©
Tranquility Falls

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 The Kangaroo Sanctuary and then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Alice Springs visit planner .

You can 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. When traveling from Port Douglas in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Alice Springs, with highs around 94°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 65°F. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 23:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
This is Aboriginal Art ©
This is Aboriginal Art

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Field of Light. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Uluru and then appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Kuniya Walk, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 95°F, and evening lows to 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

Wintjiri Arts + Museum
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
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 flight 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 have some time to spend on the 27th (Wed) before leaving for Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Nightlife Outdoors 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 d'Arenberg, Primo Estate and Adelaide Oval. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): do a tasting at Primo Estate, learn about winemaking at d'Arenberg, then hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, and finally contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval.

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 flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Launceston.

Things to do in Adelaide

Shopping Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

McLaren Vale
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Adelaide Central Market ©
Adelaide Central Market
Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

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 Dove Lake Circuit, The Overland Track, Shadow Lake Circuit Walk, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

You can plan Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

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. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to St Helens.

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

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

few
hours
St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
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

Beaches Outdoors Parks

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 and then take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Coles Bay trip tool .

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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 Eureka Skydeck 88, Rooftop Cinema, 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 car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. 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 Scenic Drive Tours

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
Bike Tours Melbourne ©
Bike Tours Melbourne

1
night
Sydney

Sydney
To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney online attractions planner .

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

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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