36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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36 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + shuttle:  26​h
1
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 15​min
3
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
11
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: London

3
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Step out of Port Douglas with an excursion to Alexandra Bay Waterfall in Diwan--about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas driving holiday website .

London, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 10 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in March, with highs in Port Douglas at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
Cairns is known for wildlife, adventure, trails, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 24:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Indian Head, head off the coast to Waddy Point, and don't miss a visit to K'gari.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Fraser Island online trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Fraser Island when traveling from Cairns in March, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen

2
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

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You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In March in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 1st (Wed), stroll through Lagoon Beach, examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, then stroll through Ned's Beach, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, then trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island travel planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

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
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, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sydney online trip planner .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin), Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, get great views at Barrow Lookout, and don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Katoomba trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in April since evenings lows in Katoomba dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Bilpin Cider Company, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Canberra online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Canberra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Katoomba in April, with highs in Canberra at 24°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll around Fitzroy Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Melbourne using our trip planner.

Fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in April, Melbourne is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 14:
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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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in April: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 34°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 17:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

3
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Change things up with a short trip to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, appreciate the history behind State War Memorial, and get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Perth journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April in Perth, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. You will leave for home on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 21:
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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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