43 days in Australia Itinerary

43 days in Australia Itinerary

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43 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  24​h
1
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
5
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 15​min
10
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Manchester

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Venture out of the city with trips to Seppeltsfield (in Seppeltsfield), Greenock (Kalleske Wines & Murray Street Vineyards) and God's Hill Wines (in Lyndoch). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Tscharke's Place, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, Adelaide, look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, and savor the flavors at Domain Day Cellar Door.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip planning website .

Manchester, UK to Adelaide is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Manchester to Adelaide. In April, Adelaide is a bit warmer than Manchester - with highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Wineries, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Greenock, God's Hill Wines, Rusden Wines, Tscharke's Place, Domain Day Cellar Door
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Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some historical perspective at Old Melbourne Gaol and Shrine of Remembrance. Visiting Melbourne Zoo and Sandridge Beach will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Half Moon Bay, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip site .

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. April in Melbourne sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Sandridge Beach ©
Sandridge 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): kick back and relax at Ned's Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Lord Howe Island journey maker .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 13:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stroll through Moffat Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dicky Beach, and then explore and take pictures at Captain Cook Highway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Brisbane tour builder app .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Captain Cook Highway
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 16:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Escape the urban bustle at Indian Head and Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island online route maker .

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. You'll set off for Sydney on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 20:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

7
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Get in touch with nature at Manly Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Freshwater Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dee Why Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip builder website .

Getting from Fraser Island to Sydney by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In April, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 27:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): hike along Kuniya Walk and then explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Michaelmas Cay, stroll through Trail Bike Adventures, and take a memorable tour with Shaolin Junk Cruises.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Cairns online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 3:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Myall Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Change things up with a short trip to Daintree Entomological museum in Cape Tribulation (about 52 minutes away).

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In May in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Cape Tribulation
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Cahills Crossing and Mamukala Billabong. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nourlangie Rock and Ubirr. Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, make a trip to Mirrai Lookout, and see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Jabiru vacation planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay May 7 — 12:
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Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water

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