36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Fraser Island
— 3 nights
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Katoomba
— 3 nights
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Canberra
— 1 night
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Perth
— 3 nights

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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.
When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Alexandra Bay Waterfall in Diwan, approximately Diwan away. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at With Sugar, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from London in March, with highs in Port Douglas at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 21:
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns online day trip planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 24:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Birrabeen, step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point, kick back and relax at Indian Head, and don't miss a visit to K'gari.

Plan a trip to Fraser Island easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Cairns in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Fraser Island, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 28:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©

Australia's New World City

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Brisbane vacation maker website.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In March in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can 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 Summit Lookout ©
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout

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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 1st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, then learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, then hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island takes 4 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) is 0.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

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Sydney

Sydney ©

The Harbour City

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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip maker website.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Lord Howe Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get out of town with these interesting Katoomba side-trips: Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin), Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls Lookout, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The National Pass.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Katoomba trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in April, Katoomba is little chillier at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls Lookout ©
Wentworth Falls Lookout
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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Canberra

Canberra ©

The Bush Capital

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): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then admire the landmark architecture of Parliament of Australia.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Canberra travel route 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. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Katoomba in April; daily highs in Canberra reach 24°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, walk around Fitzroy Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Melbourne visit planner.

Getting from Canberra to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Melbourne. Finish up 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 · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, go for a walk through Field of Light, and explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art Uluru.

Plan my trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Expect somewhat 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 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 · Museums · Trails
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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Perth

Perth ©

City of Light

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 indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Perth road trip site.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth is minus 1.5 hours. In April in Perth, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 21st (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

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