29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
Drive to Darwin, Fly to Port Douglas
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 5 nights
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Cairns — 3 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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Spas, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns online route builder.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Cairns is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 4.5 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 4 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get in touch with nature at Warradjan Cultural Centre and Yellow Water Cruises. Get a sense of the local culture at Nourlangie Rock and Arnhem Land Escarpment. There's much more to do: get great views at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwurr Art Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mamukala Billabong, and trek along Bardedjilidji Walk.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Find places to stay Apr 5 — 9:

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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Daintree Entomological museum and Daintree Discovery Centre. Next up on the itinerary: center your mind and body at The Deep Retreat Port Douglas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach, and explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas. In April, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Lord Howe Island.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:

Lord Howe Island — 3 nights

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Visit Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Mt Gower and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum and hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Port Douglas to Lord Howe Island in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Lord Howe Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.
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Find places to stay Apr 13 — 16:

Sydney — 5 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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and Wentworth Falls Lookout will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and explore the world behind art at White Rabbit Gallery.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip maker site.

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Lord Howe Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to fly to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 4 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Amour of the Grape Tours and Melbourne Central. Museum-lovers will get to explore Scienceworks and Museum of Chinese Australian History. Change things up with a short trip to Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery in Mornington (about 1 hour away). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in Melbourne reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
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Find places to stay Apr 21 — 25:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Visiting Kuniya Walk and Walpa Gorge will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Uluru, go for a walk through Field of Light, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Melbourne in April, things will get a bit warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 30:

Australia travel guide

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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.