28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive
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Manly
— 1 night
Drive
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Leura
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cootamundra
— 1 night
Drive to Canberra International Airport, Fly to Ayers Rock Connellan Airport
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly to Brisbane, Bus to Toowoomba
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Toowoomba
— 1 night
Drive
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Armidale
— 1 night
Drive
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Yamba
— 1 night
Drive
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Sawtell
— 1 night
Drive to Coffs Harbour Airport, Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport

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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, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Sydney. July in Sydney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Manly.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Manly

Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Manly trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Manly takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. July in Manly sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 25th (Sat), you'll travel to Leura.

Things to do in Manly

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

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Leura

Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Explore Leura's surroundings by going to Trees Adventure Grose River Park (in Richmond) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fortress Rock.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Leura day trip site.

Getting from Manly to Leura by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Manly in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Leura, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cootamundra.

Things to do in Leura

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

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Cootamundra

Cootamundra is a town in the South West Slopes region of New South Wales, Australia and within the Riverina. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): make a trip to Cootamundra Creative Arts & Cultural Centre and then examine the collection at Cootamundra Heritage Centre.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cootamundra trip planner.

Traveling by car from Leura to Cootamundra takes 4 hours. When traveling from Leura in July, plan for little chillier days in Cootamundra, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cootamundra

Museums

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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: make a trip to Uluru, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cootamundra to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Cootamundra in July, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Cape Tribulation (Marrdja Botanical Walk & Cape Trib Farm) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Four Mile Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip builder site.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, with highs in Port Douglas at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 8th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the masterpieces at Samurai Gallery Australia, admire all the interesting features of Earl Hill, and have fun at Muddy's Playground.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cairns route website.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. August in Cairns sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Toowoomba.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Toowoomba

Toowoomba is a city in the Darling Downs region in the Australian state of Queensland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): learn about all things military at Milne Bay Military Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then browse the exhibits of First Coat Outdoor Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Jim's Jerky on Hume.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Toowoomba trip maker website.

Getting from Cairns to Toowoomba by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Cairns, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Toowoomba, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Armidale.

Things to do in Toowoomba

Museums · Shopping · Spas

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Armidale

Armidale is a city in the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia. On the 14th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Armidale Art Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saints Mary and Joseph Catholic Cathedral, then take a memorable drive along Waterfall Way, and finally stroll around Armidale Bicentennial Arboretum.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Armidale vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Toowoomba to Armidale takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yamba.

Things to do in Armidale

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

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Yamba

Yamba is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia at the mouth of the Clarence River. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours, stop by My Fave Home Living, and then enjoy the sea views from Clarence River Lighthouse.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yamba attractions planner.

Drive from Armidale to Yamba in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Yamba are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sawtell.

Things to do in Yamba

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

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Sawtell

Sawtell is a coastal village near Coffs Harbour in northern New South Wales, Australia.HistoryIn 1863, a cutter carrying a load of cedar logs ran aground on what would become Sawtell Beach. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Boambee Creek Reserve and then get great views at Boambee Headland.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sawtell travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Yamba to Sawtell in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Sawtell can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sawtell

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.