29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia route planner

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Perth
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 4 nights
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Top Gun Tours (in West Swan) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, make a trip to Spanda, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and enjoy some diversion at The Nostalgia Box Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Perth online attractions planner.

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Perth. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in March: high temperatures in Perth hover around 34°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Melbourne

— 5 nights

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.
Dedicate the 7th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and make a trip to Fitzroy Gardens.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Melbourne journey builder.

Getting from Perth to Melbourne by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Perth in March; daily highs in Melbourne reach 30°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba

— 4 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Take a break from Katoomba with a short trip to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge, about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fortress Rock, get great views at Pulpit Rock Lookout, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Katoomba travel route site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in March, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Sydney

— 5 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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and stroll through Manly Beach.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Sydney are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Brisbane

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane vacation website.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife

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: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, stroll through Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online travel route planner.

Fly from Brisbane to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Brisbane to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in March: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Museums

Port Douglas

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): stop by Coffee Works Port Douglas, take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery, then soak in some Japanese tradition at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online day trip planner.

You can 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 (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, plan for little chillier days in Port Douglas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Cairns

— 3 nights

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.
On the 27th (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cairns Aquarium, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip builder site.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side 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.