29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: London
+2
Train + Fly + Shuttle:  26 h
1
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  9 h 15 min
6
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  29 h
End: London

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Opal Reef. Do some cultural sightseeing at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Ngarru Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and head outdoors with Horses in Port.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas road trip planner.

London, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26- hour combination of train, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Port Douglas when traveling from London in July, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Daintree Entomological museum and Daintree Discovery Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Thornton Beach and Myall Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Tribulation: Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield), Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Cow Bay Beach) and Photography Tours (in Daintree). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, identify plant and animal life at Daintree National Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 2 hours. In July in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Bloomfield Waterfall, Photography Tours
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Trinity Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cairns online day trip planner.

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Clovelly Beach and Dee Why Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Blue Mountains (in Katoomba), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, stroll around Nielsen Park, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planning website.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Cairns to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairns in July; daily highs in Sydney reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Blue Mountains, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Wentworth Falls
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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.
Visiting Uluru and Uluru Hiking Path will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Kuniya Walk. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park planner.

Getting from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 4°C in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Maguk Gorge and Gunlom Waterfall Creek. Ubirr and Anbangbang Billabong are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Jim Jim Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Billabong, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kakadu National park.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip builder website.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

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