33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
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Brisbane
— 4 nights

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3
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, admire the striking features of Freshwater Station, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary builder.

Philadelphia, USA to Cairns is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Cairns. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Philadelphia in April: highs in Cairns hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach), Tranquility Falls (in Daintree) and Cape Tribulation (Myall Beach & Cape Tribulation Beach). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Port Douglas trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. April in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge Centre, Tranquility Falls
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 11:
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, go for a walk through Field of Light, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route site.

Getting from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Port Douglas in April since evenings lows in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 14:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately Torquay away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get your game on at Zero Latency, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Melbourne road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 68°F and lows about 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 20:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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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 find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls). The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sydney travel planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in April, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 26:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

3
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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.
Lord Howe Island is known for beaches, trails, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 29:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny), SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba) and Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith (in Montville). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane in 4 hours. Traveling from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. April in Brisbane sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 61°F at night. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, SunJet Simulations, Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 3:
Highlights from your plan
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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