32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  23​h
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  10​h 30​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Leura
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
9
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Manchester

4
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 get in some beach time at Trinity Beach and Four Mile Beach. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Spas, Palm Cove Beach, & more) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris). Spend the 3rd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in March, expect Cairns to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
On the 7th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Tribulation Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, enjoy the sand and surf at Cow Bay Beach, and then get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation journey planner .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Cow Bay Beach
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 9th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid and then play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Lord Howe Island day trip app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Cape Tribulation to Lord Howe Island in 10.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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

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.
Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk are in your itinerary. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In March in Sydney, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

3
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. Popular historic sites such as The National Pass and Saint Bonaventure's Church are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Blackfellows Hand Cave. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Leura: Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights), Bilpin (Bilpin Cider Company & Hillbilly Cider) and Anvil Rock Lookout (in Blackheath). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Megalong Creek Estate, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hartley Historic Village, make a trip to Day FIne Art, and admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls.

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

You can drive from Sydney to Leura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sydney in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Leura, with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Leura

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Blackheath, Katoomba, Bilpin, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Megalong Creek Estate
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Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then engage your brain at Questacon.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Leura to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Canberra when traveling from Leura in March, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

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

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of Remembrance and Sovereign Hill. Melbourne Museum and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Melbourne to go to Ventnor and see Kitty Miller Bay, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through Royal Botanic Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Italian Museum and Historical Society, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Melbourne route builder app .

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sovereign Hill, St. Kilda Beach, Kitty Miller Bay
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

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.
Get some cultural insight at Uluru and Mutitjulu Waterhole. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, make a trip to Field of Light, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, and browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in March; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 41°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

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

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Ubirr and Motor Car Falls are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, and don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) tour builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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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