29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia travel route planner

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Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Katoomba
— 3 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Melbourne
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Perth
— 2 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 34 minutes away). Spend the 22nd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 23rd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cairns road trip website.

Linton, UK to Cairns is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. In March, Cairns is much hotter than Linton - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 23:

Port Douglas

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): soak in some Japanese tradition at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, stroll through Kuniya Walk, and take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online day trip planner.

Fly from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Douglas in March: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can fly to Brisbane.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 29:

Brisbane

— 4 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, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Brisbane takes 5.5 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 March, you will find days in Brisbane are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 2:

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, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sydney travel route planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Brisbane in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:

Katoomba

— 3 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Step out of Katoomba to go to Faulconbridge and see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Wentworth Falls Lookout, get outside with Outdoor Activities, trek along Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, and buy something for everyone on your list at Leura Mall.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Katoomba road trip planning app.

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in April, plan for little chillier nights in Katoomba, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:

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 12th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip builder website.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in April, you will find days in Melbourne are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, then walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and then appreciate the history behind State War Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Fremantle Prison and then explore the activities along Swan River.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Perth attractions app.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Perth is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in April; daily highs in Perth reach 31°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:

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.