36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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Bus to Vejle Trafikcenter, Train to CPH Lufthavn, Fly to Cairns
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive
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Katoomba
— 4 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Melbourne
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Perth
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas

— 4 nights
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: Cape Tribulation (Horseback Riding Tours & 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 Opal Reef, explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, and make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planner.

Billund, Denmark to Port Douglas is an approximately 29-hour combination of bus, train, and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Billund to Port Douglas is 9 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Billund in February; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 23:

Cairns

— 4 nights

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 24th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 25th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Muddy's Playground, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and take an exotic tour of Billy Tea Safaris.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cairns online day trip planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. February in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 23 — 27:

Brisbane

— 3 nights

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, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, Brisbane is little chillier than Cairns - with highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 2:

Lord Howe Island

— 2 nights
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip builder site.

Fly from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island in 4 hours. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 4:

Sydney

— 6 nights

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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online journey planner.

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lord Howe Island to Sydney is minus 0.5 hours. In March in Sydney, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 4 — 10:

Katoomba

— 4 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Katoomba is known for nature, trails, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Wentworth Falls Lookout, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Katoomba trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Katoomba. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 14:

Melbourne

— 5 nights

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.
Dedicate the 17th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne attractions planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Melbourne, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 19:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in March; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 41°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 22:

Perth

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and then appreciate the history behind State War Memorial. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison and then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth trip planning site.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, with highs in Perth at 34°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 24:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.