28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Robe
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Kings Canyon
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Cairns
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
Brisbane
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Brisbane
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
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 museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and don't miss a visit to Shrine of Remembrance.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne online trip maker .

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in January, things will get much hotter in Melbourne: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Fairy.

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#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors
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National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, and then contemplate the geological forces at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, then visit a coastal fixture at Griffiths Island Lighthouse, and then step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Fairy trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Melbourne to Port Fairy in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Robe.

Things to do in Port Fairy

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Warrnambool
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island

1
night
Robe

Robe
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. On the 31st (Thu), don't miss a visit to Cape Dombey Obelisk and then kick back and relax at Robe Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Robe tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Port Fairy to Robe by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Adelaide.

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#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, then take a stroll through Rundle Mall, and finally hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Adelaide Zoo.

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Drive from Robe to Adelaide in 4 hours. In January in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Alice Springs.

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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Migration Museum
Migration Museum
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

1
night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
To find more things to do and tourist information, use the Alice Springs travel planner.

You can fly from Adelaide to Alice Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in February, expect Alice Springs to be a bit warmer, temps between 42°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Kings Canyon.
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Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

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Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
On the 4th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon Walk.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kings Canyon trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Alice Springs to Kings Canyon takes 6 hours. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Kings Canyon Walk
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Kings Canyon Walk ©
Kings Canyon Walk

1
night
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday maker app .

Traveling by car from Kings Canyon to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 4 hours. In February in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 25°C at night. On the 5th (Tue), you'll travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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few
hours
Cairns

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.
For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, plan for slightly colder days in Cairns, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Fun & Games
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Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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.
Spend the 6th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 7th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, stop by With Sugar, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas sightseeing planner.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

few
hours
Cairns

Cairns
To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Cairns route builder site .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. You'll set off for Brisbane on the 9th (Sat).

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few
hours
Brisbane

Brisbane
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.
For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Brisbane road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairns in February; daily highs in Brisbane reach 33°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Noosa.
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Suncorp Stadium
Suncorp Stadium

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Noosa

Noosa
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 10th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): make a trip to HMAS Brisbane, enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Noosa online day trip planner .

Drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Mooloolaba
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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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hours
Brisbane

Brisbane
To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. On the 12th (Tue), you're off toSydney.

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4
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney route builder tool .

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Healesville Sanctuary in Healesville, approximately 1h 05 min away. Enjoy Melbourne some more: savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour, examine the collection at Scienceworks, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and admire the striking features of St. Francis Church.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Melbourne online holiday maker .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Melbourne. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Tours

Side Trips

Healesville Sanctuary, Luna Park Melbourne, Scienceworks
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Luna Park Melbourne ©
Luna Park Melbourne
Coffee & Tea Tours
Haigh's Chocolates Collins Street ©
Haigh's Chocolates Collins Street

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