27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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Perth
— 3 nights
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Canberra
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 1 night
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Shuttle to Cairns, Fly to Brisbane
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
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Perth

— 3 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, get your game on at Elizabeth Quay Carousel, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and snap pictures at Elizabeth Quay.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Perth trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Perth due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Perth at 21°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Canberra

— 3 nights

The Bush Capital

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.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

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You can fly from Perth to Canberra in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Perth in July, with highs in Canberra at 13°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Fun & Games · Nature · Theme Parks

Sydney

— 4 nights

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: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

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You can fly from Canberra to Sydney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in July, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 21°C and 9°C. On the 21st (Tue), you'll travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Uluru, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, trek along Kuniya Walk, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect little chillier with lows of 4°C in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Cairns

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail self-drive option. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): enjoy the views from Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail self-drive option.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns visit planning app.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours

Side Trip

Port Douglas

— 6 nights
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 day by day itinerary now includes Cooktown War Memorial, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Quicksilver Cruises. Step out of Port Douglas to go to Cape Tribulation and see Daintree National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 31st (Fri), you'll travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Brisbane

— 3 nights

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: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, walk around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and explore the activities along The Brisbane River.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane tour planning app.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Port Douglas in July, with highs in Brisbane at 24°C and lows at 11°C. On the 3rd (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Australia travel guide

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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.