43 days in Australia & London Itinerary

43 days in Australia & London Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 12 nights
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Darwin, Australia
— 8 nights
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Cairns, Australia
— 8 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 10 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom — 12 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kids will enjoy Coca-Cola London Eye and Natural History Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Warwick Castle (in Warwick) and Pennybridge Farm Alpacas (in Hook). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Tower Bridge, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, London St. Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International Rail Station, South Cape (Zuid-Kaap) Airport (nonexistent / spam) and Ashford International Rail Station. In April in London, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to fly to Darwin.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Darwin, Australia — 8 nights

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Kids will enjoy Nature & Wildlife Tours and Leanyer Recreation Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, race across the water with a speed boat tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, and make a trip to Darwin Cenotaph.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Darwin trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Darwin takes 21.5 hours. You'll lose 9.5 hours traveling from London to Darwin due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in April: high temperatures in Darwin hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to fly to Cairns.
Tours · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Cairns, Australia — 8 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Horseback Riding Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Biked Cairns & Palm Cove Beach), Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Four Mile Beach, &more) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and stroll through Mossman Gorge Centre.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cairns day trip planning site.

Fly from Darwin to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin to Cairns, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Darwin in April, you will find days in Cairns are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can fly to Sydney.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
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Sydney, Australia — 10 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Darling Harbour. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: The Australiana Pioneer Village (in Wilberforce), Treetops Adventure Yarramundi (in Richmond) and Katoomba (The Three Sisters & Blue Mountains Biking Adventures). There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Cairns to Sydney by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in May, things will get slightly colder in Sydney: highs are around 24°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.
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Sydney, Australia — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get curious at Powerhouse Museum, explore the world behind art at White Rabbit Gallery, then admire the natural beauty at Chinese Garden of Friendship, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Justice & Police Museum, ponder the world of politics at Government House, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, then take an in-depth tour of Hyde Park Barracks, and finally test your team's savvy at Escape Hunt Sydney.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip maker website.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · 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.