28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Gold Coast
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Trinity Beach, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, view the masterpieces at Village Gallery, and pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary builder tool.

Kaunas, Lithuania to Cairns is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Kaunas to Cairns, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kaunas in March, things will get much warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 20:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Uluru and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga. And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, and hike along Kuniya Walk.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning site.

You can 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. When traveling from Cairns in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 23:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

5
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Melbourne

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.
Attractions like Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne itinerary planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 30°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 28:
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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Sydney

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sydney Opera House and Bondi to Coogee Walk. There's much more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Sydney day trip app.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in March, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 2:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Family-friendly places like Sea World Theme Park and Dreamworld will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Brisbane (City Botanic Gardens & South Bank Parklands). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, experience the excitement of Infinity Attraction, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Myall Beach (in Cape Tribulation) and Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach). Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip planner.

Getting from Gold Coast to Port Douglas by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in April, with highs in Port Douglas at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 10:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

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