34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Australia Itinerary

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

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 10th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): stroll through Ned's Beach, learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island day trip planning tool .

Sydney to Lord Howe Island is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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

3
nights
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. The adventure continues: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Brisbane travel website .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Brisbane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sea World Theme Park
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 14:
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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

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: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Head, take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest, and kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Fraser Island day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time 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
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen

2
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 19th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 20th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, gear up at Port Douglas Boat Hire, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach.

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Traveling by combination of car, ferry, flight, and shuttle from Fraser Island to Port Douglas takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, train, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time 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

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 22nd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 25th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cairns day trip planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To see photos and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in March, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

4
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 31st (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne vacation builder tool .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 30°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Perth.

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
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Perth online vacation planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Perth due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in April; daily highs in Perth reach 31°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Caversham Wildlife Park, Fremantle Prison
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Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, and then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Canberra trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Perth to Canberra in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Perth in April; daily highs in Canberra reach 24°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Canberra

Nature Parks Museums
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Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, then take in the exciting artwork at Lost Bear Gallery, then make a trip to Day FIne Art, and finally make a trip to Gallery Blackheath. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, then trek along The Giant Stairway, and then get great views at Govetts Leap.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Katoomba trip planner.

Getting from Canberra to Katoomba by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Canberra in April, with highs in Katoomba at 28°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackheath, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

6
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: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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