28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kaunas
train + Fly:  27​h
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
6
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + train:  28​h
End: Kaunas

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.
Kids will enjoy Palm Cove Beach and Cairns Aquarium. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph, and don't miss a visit to Freshwater Station.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns online sightseeing planner .

Kaunas, Lithuania to Cairns is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Kaunas to Cairns. Traveling from Kaunas in March, expect Cairns to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, get outside with Walpa Gorge, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, and browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairns in March: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 24°C. 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 Outdoors
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
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Change things up with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

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

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 30°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road
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

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.
Attractions like Bondi Beach and Powerhouse Museum make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Sea World Theme Park and Infinity Attraction. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Brisbane (City Botanic Gardens & South Bank Parklands). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, and cool off at Dreamworld.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. April in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Brisbane
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Horseback Riding Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach) and Myall Beach (in Cape Tribulation). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at With Sugar, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and have fun at Port Douglas Tennis Club.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in April: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

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