37 days in Australia Itinerary

37 days in Australia Itinerary

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37 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Lagos
Fly:  30​h
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Leura
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  5​h
4
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  6​h 15​min
5
Eumundi
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + Fly:  7​h
6
Cairns
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  36​h
End: Lagos

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Head to Melbourne Central and The White Room Interiorsfor some retail therapy. Old Melbourne Gaol and Shrine of Remembrance will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Collins St/Swanston St, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, buy something for everyone on your list at Collins Place, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

Plan my day in Melbourne using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Lagos, Nigeria to Melbourne is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western African Time (WAT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 9 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Lagos in April; daily highs in Melbourne reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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.
Shop till you drop at Sydney Fish Market and Danks Street Produce Merchants. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Shop till you drop at Teddy Sinclair and Leura Mall. Get out of town with these interesting Leura side-trips: The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden (in Mount Tomah) and Hillbilly Cider (in Bilpin). There's much more to do: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Katoomba Antique Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and do a tasting at Megalong Creek Estate.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Leura journey maker app .

You can drive from Sydney to Leura in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sydney in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Leura, with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Leura

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blackheath, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Hillbilly Cider, Falls Gallery
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Teddy Sinclair ©
Teddy Sinclair
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Hillbilly Cider ©
Hillbilly Cider

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. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of train and flight from Leura to Lord Howe Island in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Eumundi.

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

1
night
Eumundi

Eumundi ©
Eumundi is a small town and locality in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia, 21 km south-west of Noosa Heads and 118 km north of the state capital, Brisbane. On the 7th (Tue), kick back and relax at Marcoola Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): look for gifts at The Real McCaul, take in the exciting artwork at Artisans Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Art on Cairncross, then browse the exhibits of Montville Art Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Eumundi online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Lord Howe Island to Eumundi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Eumundi

Shopping Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Montville, Art on Cairncross, Marcoola Beach
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The Real McCaul ©
The Real McCaul
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach
The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets

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.
Head to Village Gallery and Doongal Aboriginal Artfor some retail therapy. Relax by the water at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Spend the 9th (Thu) 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 still lots to do: take a stroll around Tanks Arts Centre, hunt for treasures at Rusty's Market, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blue Sky Brewery, and buy something for everyone on your list at Stockland Cairns Shopping Centre.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Eumundi to Cairns takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach, Smithfield Shopping Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
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.
Visit Thornton Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach for some beach relaxation. Do your shopping at Sunday Market Port Douglas and Ngarru Gallery. When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Myall Beach in Cape Tribulation, approximately 1h 05 min away. Spend the 14th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 15th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, take in the exciting artwork at Des Spencer Galleries, stop by With Sugar, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In May, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

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 galleries of Walkatjara Art, explore and take pictures at Uluru, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, and make a trip to Field of Light.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in May, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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