43 days in Australia Itinerary

43 days in Australia Itinerary

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43 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Managua
Fly:  29​h
1
Melbourne
— 4 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)
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  6​h
8
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Managua

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Gallery of Victoria and Old Melbourne Gaol. Step out of Melbourne to go to Werribee and see Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc., admire the masterpieces at ArtVo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

Managua, Nicaragua to Melbourne is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Managua to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. In April in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jewish Holocaust Centre, Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 11:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Kata Tjuta. Escape the urban bustle at Uluru and Uluru Hiking Path. And it doesn't end there: hike along Kuniya Walk, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, make a trip to Field of Light, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, things will get a bit warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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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. Yellow Water and Ubirr are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Warradjan Cultural Centre and Twin Falls. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, and explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) attractions planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can 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 14 — 18:
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Wonga Beach. Spend the 20th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Port Douglas trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Wonga Beach, Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 22:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Take a break from the city and head to Thornton Beach and Daintree Discovery Centre. You'll get in some beach time at Myall Beach and Cow Bay Beach. Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation road trip website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cow Bay
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 26:
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Village Gallery and Bones and Jones. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cairns online holiday planner .

Traveling by bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 30:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Take a break from the city and head to Ned's Beach and Lord Howe Island Walking Trails. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island driving holiday tool .

You can fly from Cairns to Lord Howe Island in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 3:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Escape the urban bustle at The National Pass and Wentworth Falls. Let the collections at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum capture your imagination. Step out of Katoomba to go to Kurrajong and see Kurrajong Radio Museum, which is approximately 1 hour away. On the 6th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, hike along Prince Henry Cliff Walk, and take in breathtaking views at Lincoln's Rock.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Katoomba trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Lord Howe Island to Katoomba takes 6 hours. In May, daytime highs in Katoomba are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Kurrajong Radio Museum
Find places to stay May 3 — 7:
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Perry's Lookdown ©
Perry's Lookdown

10
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and Museum of Sydney. Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, steep yourself in history at Justice & Police Museum, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire the masterpieces at White Rabbit Gallery.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip builder website .

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
Find places to stay May 7 — 17:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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