18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney
— 4 nights
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
5
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
6
Brisbane
— 2 nights

4
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls) and Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura). There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, admire the natural beauty at Chinese Garden of Friendship, and view the masterpieces at Jason Ree.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sydney travel route planner.

Miami, USA to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Sydney is 15 hours. Traveling from Miami in April, expect Sydney to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Wentworth Falls, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne Museum and Immigration Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Melbourne Gaol and Parliament House of Victoria. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in Melbourne reach 68°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
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.
Get outdoors at Valley of the Winds and Kuniya Walk. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and make a trip to Field of Light.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker 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. In April, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 84°F and lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
nights
Cairns

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 Hartley's Crocodile Adventures will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Mulgrave Settlers Museum and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Trinity Beach, make a trip to Captain Cook Highway Rock Stacks, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cairns holiday planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Mulgrave Settlers Museum, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

1
night
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 2nd (Sat), stop by Beach Book Boutique, then enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Before you visit Airlie Beach, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cairns, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Beach Book Boutique ©
Beach Book Boutique

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nepalese Pagoda, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

Before you visit Brisbane, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Airlie Beach to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Brisbane, with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Kumbartcho Sanctuary & Nursery
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Downfall Creek Bushland Centre ©
Downfall Creek Bushland Centre
Nepalese Pagoda ©
Nepalese Pagoda

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