34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  22​h
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
3
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and The White Room Interiors. Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and Degraves Street. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and Mentone beach (in Mentone). The adventure continues: stroll through Melbourne Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at FortyFiveDownstairs, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne tour itinerary builder site .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Melbourne is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from Argentine Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 13 hour difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Melbourne, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, Mentone beach
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 22:
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Balloon Rides
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Walkatjara Art and Kata Tjuta. Uluru and Valley of the Winds are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: get outside with Walpa Gorge, get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and go for a walk through Field of Light.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 41°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Yellow Water and Koolpin Gorge. Cahills Crossing and Maguk Falls are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls, explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) tour builder site .

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 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 30:
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Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Mamukala Wetlands ©
Mamukala Wetlands

3
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.
Shop till you drop at Des Spencer Galleries and With Sugar. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Thornton Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Port Douglas to go to Cape Tribulation and see Myall Beach, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Spend the 1st (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, get outside with Horses in Port, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online itinerary planner .

You can 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. March in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 3:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

5
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 outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Village Gallery in Palm Cove, approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre, view the masterpieces at Underart Gallery, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Cairns road trip planning tool .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In April, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 8:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
You'll get in some beach time at Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach. Get outdoors at Mt Gower and Scuba & Snorkeling. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island route website .

Fly from Cairns to Lord Howe Island in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Rocks, make a trip to Queen Victoria Building (QVB), kick back and relax at Maroubra Beach Rocky Climb, and look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney tour itinerary app .

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 17:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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