38 days in Australia Itinerary

38 days in Australia Itinerary

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38 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Yekaterinburg
Fly:  29​h
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h 15​min
3
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h
5
Leura
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
9
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
End: Yekaterinburg

3
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.
Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, about 32 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 7th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Ellis Beach, take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cairns travel planner.

Yekaterinburg, Russia to Cairns is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Yekaterinburg to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yekaterinburg in March, expect Cairns to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Palm Cove Beach, Ellis Beach
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness (in Cape Tribulation) and Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan). Spend the 10th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 12th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip builder app .

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Alexandra Bay Waterfall
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, stroll through Indian Head, and kick back and relax at Eli Creek.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island travel route app .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, car, and ferry from Port Douglas to Fraser Island in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Expect little chillier evenings in Fraser Island when traveling from Port Douglas in March, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

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
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: stroll through Ned's Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Lord Howe Island trip site .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island in 9.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Leura.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Leura: Katoomba (The Three Sisters & Blue Mountains). Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, get great views at Govetts Leap, and get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Leura holiday planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Lord Howe Island to Leura takes 5 hours. In March in Leura, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blackheath, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Kanangra-Boyd National Park, Ida Falls
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

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.
Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney tour itinerary builder site .

Drive from Leura to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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 3rd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take a memorable tour with Melbourne Boat Hire, take an in-depth tour of Shrine of Remembrance, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip website .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in March since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
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, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in April; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 34°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, then appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and then steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, then have fun at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and then explore the activities along Swan River.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Perth trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth is minus 1 hour. In April in Perth, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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