29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 2 nights
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Fly to Perth, Train to Armadale Stn Platform 2, Bus to Albany
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Albany
— 2 nights
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Broome
— 2 nights
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Darwin
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Brisbane
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Sydney

— 2 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Australian National Maritime Museum and Qantas Heritage Collection. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Bondi Beach. There's still lots to do: stop by The Rocks, stop by Jason Ree, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sydney trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Auckland, New Zealand to Sydney is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Traveling from Auckland to Sydney, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in July: highs in Sydney hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like ArtVo and Degraves Street. St Paul's Cathedral and Cooks' Cottage will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Spas (in Daylesford) and Bendigo Art Gallery (in Bendigo). The adventure continues: explore the engaging exhibits at ACMI, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 15°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Attractions like Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru Hiking Path make great kid-friendly stops. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Valley of the Winds and Kuniya Walk. There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, make a trip to Uluru, and take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in July, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Albany

— 2 nights
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Relax by the water at Greens Pool and Middleton Beach. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and The Gap and Natural Bridge will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station, don't miss a visit to Albany Wind Farm, and examine the collection at National Anzac Centre.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Albany trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Albany in 16.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Albany, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days in Albany, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Broome

— 2 nights

Yawuru Country

A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, then kick back and relax at Cable Beach, and then stroll through Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park. Keep things going the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then explore and take pictures at Gantheaume Point.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Broome trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Albany to Broome takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Albany in July: highs in Broome hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Darwin

— 3 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
You'll explore and learn at Defence of Darwin Experience and Darwin Aviation Museum. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Crocosaurus Cove and Berry Springs Nature Park. Step out of Darwin to go to Berry Springs and see Territory Wildlife Park, which is approximately 42 minutes away. It doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and cast your line with a fishing tour.

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Getting from Broome to Darwin by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Broome to Darwin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Broome in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Darwin, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can fly to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Port Douglas

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mossman Gorge Centre and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Take a break from the city and head to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Opal Reef. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Agincourt Reef, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Port Douglas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin to Port Douglas, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Darwin in July, you will find days in Port Douglas are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cairns

— 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at St Monica's Cathedral and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Off-Road Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Michaelmas Cay.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or 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 28th (Tue) early enough to fly to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Burleigh Heads Beach and Coolangatta Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Gallery of Modern Art and Boggo Road Gaol (Jail). Step out of Brisbane to go to Robina and see Robina Town Centre, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at State Library Of Queensland, get in on the family fun at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel), and examine the collection at Museum of Brisbane.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane driving holiday website.

Fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cairns in July, with highs in Brisbane at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.