34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  32​h
1
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Katoomba
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
7
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 45​min
8
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Toronto

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Take a break from the city and head to Lake McKenzie and Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Indian Head and Eli Creek.

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Toronto, Canada to Fraser Island is an approximately 32-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Relax by the water at Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach. Get outdoors at Mt Gower and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's still lots to do: hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, get interesting insight from Tours, and examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island trip planner.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island in 12.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the masterpieces at White Rabbit Gallery, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sydney sightseeing app .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 18th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, then admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Perry's Lookdown.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Katoomba trip planner .

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in April since evenings lows in Katoomba dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Perry's Lookdown, The National Pass
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 19:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Perry's Lookdown ©
Perry's Lookdown
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visiting Royal Botanic Gardens and St. Kilda Beach will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne tour planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in April, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 22:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uluru and Uluru Hiking Path. Step out of the city life by going to Kata Tjuta and Lungkata Walk. There's much more to do: stroll through Kuniya Walk, take some stellar pictures from Uluru, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. In April, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 25:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Yellow Water and Twin Falls. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cahills Crossing and Anbangbang Rock Shelter. Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls and look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) tour planning website .

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 29th (Wed) 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 Apr 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing
Mamukala Wetlands ©
Mamukala Wetlands

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.
Visiting Safaris and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, look for gifts at With Sugar, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

7
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Get some cultural insight at Bones and Jones and Underart Gallery. Spend the 3rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 4th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary planner .

Take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You will leave for home on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach
Find places to stay May 2 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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