33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia attractions planner

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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
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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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk will get you outdoors. Bring the kids along to Spas and Palm Cove Beach. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda--about 40 minutes away. Spend the 19th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach and take an exotic tour of Billy Tea Safaris.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner.

Warsaw, Poland to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Warsaw to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Warsaw in March, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 21:

Port Douglas

— 5 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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Opal Reef. Bring the kids along to Safaris and The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio. When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Daintree National Park in Cape Tribulation, approximately Cape Tribulation away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas route website.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. March in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 26:

Airlie Beach

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at Intuitive Massage & Beauty Centre and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach trip itinerary planning website.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Spas
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:

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.
Get outdoors at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Manly Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls). Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and stroll through Clovelly Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Airlie Beach to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in March, Sydney is little chillier at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 3:

Lord Howe Island

— 3 nights
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Visiting Ned's Beach and Mt Gower will get you outdoors. Kids will enjoy Lagoon Beach and Lord Howe Island Museum. There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour and trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island tour builder tool.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Lord Howe Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 6:

Melbourne

— 6 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.
Attractions like Sea All Dolphin Swims and Melbourne Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from the city and head to St. Kilda Beach and Balloon Rides. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Enchanted Adventure in Arthurs Seat, approximately Arthurs Seat away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, don't miss a visit to Royal Exhibition Building, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip site.

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Melbourne by flight takes about 6 hours. The time zone changes from Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 12:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uluru and Kuniya Walk. Get outdoors at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Walpa Gorge. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning tool.

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 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 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 16th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.