26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
2
Katoomba
— 2 nights
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
5
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
7
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay (about 1h 35 min away). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, stroll around Fitzroy Gardens, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne vacation website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Melbourne. March in Melbourne sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, stop by OMNIA a little bit of everywhere, thenget to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, thenexplore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, and finally admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bilpin Cider Company, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, and finally take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Katoomba trip planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Katoomba by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in April, you will find days in Katoomba are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bilpin Cider Company, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Gallery Blackheath, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

5
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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney visit planner.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout and then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Brisbane holiday planning site.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
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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

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Birrabeen, stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach, get outside with The Pinnacles, and kick back and relax at Indian Head.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

2
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. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cairns itinerary maker.

You can fly from Fraser Island to Cairns in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In April, daytime highs in Cairns are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay), Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas route planning tool.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
nights
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 and take pictures at Uluru, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip builder.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Port Douglas in April, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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