34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Perth
— Few hours
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  6​h 30​min
5
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 30​min
8
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
9
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
10
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Copenhagen

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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.
To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Perth day trip tool .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in February, things will get much hotter in Perth: highs are around 38°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, get outside with Walpa Gorge, and hike along Kuniya Walk.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route planner.

Fly from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Perth in February; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 43°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough 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 / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 7th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, choose your vessel at Melbourne Boat Hire, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March; daily highs in Melbourne reach 30°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
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.
On the 8th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kingston Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art, and then take in the views from Richmond Bridge.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hobart trip builder tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hobart: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Kingston Beach, Macquarie Island, Richmond Bridge
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Macquarie Island ©
Macquarie Island

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Step out of Katoomba to go to Faulconbridge and see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, admire all the interesting features of The National Pass, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and learn about winemaking at Megalong Creek Estate.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Katoomba online route planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Hobart to Katoomba in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In March, Katoomba is somewhat warmer than Hobart - with highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Megalong Valley, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 13:
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sydney day trip planning site .

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. March in Sydney sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 19th (Tue), learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island trip builder site .

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

3
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: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and stroll through Eli Creek.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight, car, and ferry from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island takes 9.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness (in Cape Tribulation). Spend the 25th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 26th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, stop by With Sugar, take in the exciting artwork at Des Spencer Galleries, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas sightseeing tool .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and shuttle from Fraser Island to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Alexandra Bay Waterfall
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 28:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, then enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, then view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, and finally trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

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

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 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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