32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Oklahoma City
Fly:  21​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Katoomba
— 1 night
train + Fly:  9​h
6
Perth
— 1 day
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
7
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
8
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Oklahoma City

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Go for a jaunt from Brisbane to Main Beach to see Sea World Theme Park about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: have fun at South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane travel route planner .

Oklahoma City, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Oklahoma City to Brisbane. Traveling from Oklahoma City in March, you will find days in Brisbane are a bit warmer (82°F), and nights are much hotter (68°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sea World Theme Park
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, and stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. March in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

1
day
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 18th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, then get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then stroll through Ned's Beach.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island takes 9.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

1
night
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 24th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Lost Bear Gallery, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, make a trip to Day FIne Art, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, then take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and finally look for gifts at The Nook.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Katoomba trip planner .

Drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 61°F in Katoomba. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Katoomba

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Leura, Blackheath
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Lost Bear Gallery ©
Lost Bear Gallery
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

1
day
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

Plan trip to Perth with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Perth in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Katoomba to Perth. March in Perth sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls, make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, and explore the ancient world of Ubirr.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jabiru online trip maker .

Getting from Perth to Jabiru by combination of flight and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:
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Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water

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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 29th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 30th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, choose your vessel at Port Douglas Boat Hire, and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. March in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 1st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary app .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In March in Cairns, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 3:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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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 4th (Thu): appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds and then explore the striking landscape at Uluru. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to 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
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 9th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 68°F and 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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