29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary planner

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Perth
— 4 nights
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 4 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Brisbane
— 3 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

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Top Gun Tours (in West Swan) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Western Australia, and stroll through Cottesloe Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth trip planning app.

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Perth is 8 hours. Traveling from London in March, things will get much warmer in Perth: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Melbourne

— 4 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 10th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and explore and take pictures at Fitzroy Gardens.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip builder tool.

Fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In March, Melbourne is slightly colder than Perth - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Katoomba

— 4 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Step out of Katoomba to go to Faulconbridge and see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Charles Darwin walk.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Katoomba itinerary builder site.

Getting from Melbourne to Katoomba by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, take a stroll through The Rocks, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney travel route planner.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. March in Sydney sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane travel route planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Brisbane sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip site.

Fly from Brisbane to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Expect a bit 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stop by Coffee Works Port Douglas, then view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery, then indulge in some personalized pampering at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas driving holiday 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 slightly colder 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 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · 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 28th (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cairns Aquarium, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip builder app.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · 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.