29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Katoomba
— 4 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Melbourne
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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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Cairns — 3 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Spas in Palm Cove (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 8th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 9th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Cairns Aquarium.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary planning tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in March, things will get much warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.
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Find places to stay Mar 7 — 10:

Port Douglas — 3 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.
Spend the 11th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

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

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Brisbane.
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Find places to stay Mar 10 — 13:

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, sightseeing, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: 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 see the interesting displays at Opal Museum.

Discover how to plan a Brisbane trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in March, things will get little chillier in Brisbane: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.
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Find places to stay Mar 13 — 16:

Sydney — 4 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, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Sydney sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.
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Katoomba — 4 nights

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Go for a jaunt from Katoomba to Faulconbridge to see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Wentworth Falls Lookout, hike along The Giant Stairway, get great views at The Three Sisters, and explore and take pictures at The National Pass.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Katoomba road trip planning website.

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in March since evenings lows in Katoomba dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 4 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 25th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, make a trip to Block Arcade, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne route maker website.

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, Melbourne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 3 nights

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, and trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip website.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. In March, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 41°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Perth.
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Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:

Perth — 3 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.
On the 1st (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River and then get engrossed in the history at Fremantle Prison. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, stroll around Windsor Park, then walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and finally pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Perth trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth due to the time zone difference. In March, Perth is a bit cooler than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 3:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
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.
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