29 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia holiday planner
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 17th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

Newark, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Melbourne, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in July, things will get colder in Melbourne: highs are around 56°F and lows about 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to fly to Sydney.
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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, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary app.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the flight 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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, surround yourself with nature on Uluru Astro Tour, get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday planner.

Getting from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 39°F in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to fly to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 6 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: look for all kinds of wild species at Animal Tracks Safari, trek along Bardedjilidji Walk, admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek, and explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can fly to Cairns.
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach) and Terra Nova Gallery (in Kuranda). Spend the 5th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, enjoy some diversion at Muddy's Playground, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cairns vacation site.

You can fly from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns in 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.
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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 7th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, stop by Coffee Works Port Douglas, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, then relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, and finally trek along Dubuji Boardwalk.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation trip website.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. August in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) 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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