28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Adelaide
Fly:  4​h
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
Darwin
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Adelaide

7
days
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.
Relax by the water at Bouddi National Park and Kamay Botany Bay National Park. Nan Tien Temple and Olympia Milk Bar will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park). The adventure continues: Head underground at Jenolan Caves, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, admire the natural beauty at Chinese Garden of Friendship, and look for all kinds of wild species at Featherdale Wildlife Park.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip maker .

Adelaide to Sydney is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May in Sydney, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Jenolan Caves, Lincoln's Rock
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole

4
days
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Mooloolaba Beach and GOMA. When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary in Currumbin, approximately 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium, and kick back and relax at Dicky Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Brisbane road trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Brisbane are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Burleigh Heads, Mooloolaba Beach, Dicky Beach, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

7
days
Darwin

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 discover tucked-away gems like Litchfield National Park and Crocosaurus Cove. Defence of Darwin Experience and Adelaide River War Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Darwin: Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve (in Humpty Doo) and Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs). Spend the 3rd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Star Village.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Darwin online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Darwin takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brisbane in June, expect Darwin to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Adelaide River War Cemetery, Litchfield National Park, Territory Wildlife Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park

7
days
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree National Park. Historic Village Herberton and Bones and Jones are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Rex Lookout (in Wangetti), Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio (in Tolga) and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach, identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cairns route planner.

You can fly from Darwin to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Darwin in June, plan for slightly colder days in Cairns, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio, Jaques Coffee Plantation, Mossman Gorge, Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

3
days
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge. Visiting Kuniya Walk and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder website .

Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Cairns, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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