29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia route planner
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly
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Noosa
— 1 night
Fly
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Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
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Drive to Alice Springs, Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
Bus to Charles Eaton Drive, Fly to London

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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.
Spend the 18th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas travel itinerary planner.

London, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 10 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from London in July since evenings lows in Port Douglas dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.
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Cape Tribulation — 3 nights

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.
Take a break from Cape Tribulation with a short trip to Photography Tours in Daintree, about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubuji Boardwalk, go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cape Tribulation trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. July in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Cairns.
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Cairns — 4 nights

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 out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 24th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 26th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and have fun at Muddy's Playground.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planning site.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Cairns sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Noosa.
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Noosa — 1 night

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 28th (Thu), see what you can catch with Noosa Fishing and Crab Adventures and then relax and rejuvenate at Essential Bodywork.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Noosa vacation maker website.

You can fly from Cairns to Noosa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 4 nights

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, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Noosa to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Sydney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to fly to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 3 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Melbourne holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 4 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, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 6°C. You will leave for Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) on the 8th (Mon).
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 4 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an exotic tour of Animal Tracks Safari, look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ubirr.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online day trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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Australia travel guide

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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.
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