35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

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35 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 15​min
6
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  14​h 30​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney


3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Go for a jaunt from Katoomba to Faulconbridge to see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum about 32 minutes away. On the 30th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, don't miss a visit to Echo Point Lookout, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, and take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Katoomba route planner .

Sydney to Katoomba is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in April since evenings lows in Katoomba dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip maker app .

Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In April in Sydney, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Nielsen Park
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 6:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Lord Howe Island is known for beaches, trails, nature, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island trip planner .

Getting from Sydney to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay May 6 — 9:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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.
Spend the 10th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 11th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, look for gifts at Australian Leather Company, and take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cairns itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. May in Cairns sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay May 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness (in Cape Tribulation). Spend the 14th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 16th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, take in the exciting artwork at Des Spencer Galleries, stop by With Sugar, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas travel route planner .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. May in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay May 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls, explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, and identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay May 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Kakadu National park ©
Kakadu National park

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 and take pictures at Uluru, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, and trek along Kuniya Walk.

To plan Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 14.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

5
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 30th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip app .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May; daily highs in Melbourne reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay May 25 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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