24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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Drive
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Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly
3
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
7
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly

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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Katoomba is known for nature, trails, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, view the masterpieces at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, and don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Katoomba journey app.

Canberra to Katoomba is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in March since evenings lows in Katoomba dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

5
nights
Sydney

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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, enjoy breathtaking views from Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. March in Sydney sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

2
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Lord Howe Island

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

3
nights
Brisbane

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, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and explore the activities along The Brisbane River.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Brisbane visit planner.

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In March in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

3
nights
Cairns

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris). Spend the 15th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and have fun at Muddy's Playground.

Plan my day in Cairns using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in March, Cairns is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

3
nights
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Cairns in March, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

4
nights
Melbourne

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, with highs in Melbourne at 30°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.