32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Shuttle:  12 h 45 min
1
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+3
Shuttle + Fly + Foot + Ferry:  5 h 45 min
2
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Wentworth Falls
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
7
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
8
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  15 h
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

3
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ngarru Gallery and Port Douglas Court House Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Opal Reef. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Daintree Entomological museum (in Diwan), Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). Spend the 2nd (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

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Jakarta, Indonesia to Port Douglas is an approximately 13- hour combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train, taxi, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Jakarta to Port Douglas, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Daintree Discovery Centre
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Daydream Island Living Reef, enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and then take in the exciting artwork at Into The Blue Gallery.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip app.

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Daydream Island Living Reef
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Into The Blue Gallery ©
Into The Blue Gallery

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at Village Gallery and Underart Gallery. Do your shopping at Michael Seebeck Gallery and Tanks Arts Centre. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Palm Cove Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, browse the exhibits of Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, and admire the masterpieces at KickArts Contemporary Arts.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner.

Getting from Airlie Beach to Cairns by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. In March in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Tanks Arts Centre, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, then stroll through Ned's Beach, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Lord Howe Island online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Lord Howe Island takes 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Lord Howe Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

5
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.
You'll explore and learn at Australian National Maritime Museum and Brett Whiteley Studio. Get outdoors at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Bondi Beach. There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly Beach, stop by Sydney Fish Market, and take in the exciting artwork at ATTY Gallery.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney driving holiday tool.

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lord Howe Island to Sydney is minus 0.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Wentworth Falls.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Wentworth Falls

Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls is a town in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales, situated approximately west of the Sydney central business district, and about east of Katoomba, Australia on the Great Western Highway, with a Wentworth Falls railway station on the Main Western line. The National Pass and Saint Bonaventure's Church will appeal to history buffs. Do your shopping at Falls Gallery and Josophan's Fine Chocolate. Venture out of the city with trips to Trees Adventure Grose River Park (in Richmond) and Kurrajong Radio Museum (in Kurrajong). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, browse the different shops at Leura Mall, and hike along Charles Darwin walk.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Wentworth Falls day trip planning site.

You can drive from Sydney to Wentworth Falls in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Wentworth Falls. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Wentworth Falls

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Leura, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Trees Adventure Grose River Park, Kurrajong Radio Museum
Highlights from your plan
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Scott Leggo Gallery, admire the striking features of National Museum of Australia, and then view the masterpieces at Bungendore Wood Works Gallery.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Canberra online tour planner.

Getting from Wentworth Falls to Canberra by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Wentworth Falls in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Canberra, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Federation Square. Melbourne Museum and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, see the interesting displays at Duldig Studio, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc., and browse the exhibits of Buxton Contemporary.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Jewish Holocaust Centre
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia ©
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

4
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 a sense of the local culture at Walkatjara Art and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga. Escape the urban bustle at Uluru and Mutitjulu Waterhole. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and hike along Kuniya Walk.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip app.

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. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in March, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 41°C and lows at 24°C. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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