23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Pacific sightseeing planner
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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Sydney
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Cairns — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

Plan a trip to Cairns easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Cork, Ireland to Cairns is an approximately 30-hour 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 Cork - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Hamilton Island.
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Hamilton Island — 2 nights

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Wild life Hamilton Island and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Catseye Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Hamilton Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, daytime highs in Hamilton Island are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.
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Airlie Beach — 2 nights

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 31st (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour and then stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip itinerary maker website.

Ride a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach in 2 hours. March in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time 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.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, approximately Werribee away. Dedicate the 4th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip planning site.

Fly from Airlie Beach to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Airlie Beach in April: highs in Melbourne hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 3 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, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, go for a walk through Mala Walk, trek along Kuniya Walk, and make a trip to Field of Light.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 7 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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sydney online holiday planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, plan for little chillier days in Sydney, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Australia travel guide

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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.
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