28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Krakow
Fly:  29​h
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Townsville
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Darwin
— 4 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Krakow

6
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.
Visit The Rocks and St Thomas Becket Church for their historical value. We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Shelly Beach (in Manly), Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Blue Mountains) and Palm Beach (in Palm Beach). There's much more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Clovelly, and stroll through Balmoral Beach, Mosman.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online driving holiday planner .

Krakow, Poland to Sydney is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Traveling from Krakow to Sydney, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Krakow in November: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 29°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Taronga Zoo, Terrigal Beach, Palm Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 12th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Natural Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Fingal Head Lighthouse, then experience rural life at Tropical Fruit World, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Fingal Head Lighthouse, Tropical Fruit World
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge
Tropical Fruit World ©
Tropical Fruit World

5
nights
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 inner history buff will appreciate Wolston Farmhouse and Boggo Road Gaol. Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Caloundra Lighthouses. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Bulcock Beach (in Caloundra), Caboolture Historical Village (in Caboolture) and Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel), enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands, and snap pictures at Victoria Bridge Abutment.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane tour planner .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Brisbane sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Bulcock Beach, Caloundra Lighthouses, Maroochydore Beach, Wolston Farmhouse
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach

3
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Billabong Sanctuary and Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Strand and National Trust Heritage Centre. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Little Crystal Creek, take in the exciting artwork at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, and go for a walk through Castle Hill.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Townsville trip builder .

Fly from Brisbane to Townsville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in November, expect Townsville to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Townsville

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary
The Strand ©
The Strand
Little Crystal Creek ©
Little Crystal Creek

2
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Alice Springs Reptile Centre and Alice Springs Desert Park. Get in touch with nature at Mount Gillen and John Flynn's Grave Historical Reserve. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Corroboree Rock Conservation Area, try your luck at Lasseters Casino, and get engrossed in the history at National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Alice Springs attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Townsville to Alice Springs takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Townsville, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Alice Springs, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

4
nights
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.
Attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Big Buoy Water Park make great kid-friendly stops. Visiting Buley Rockhole and Mindil Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Darwin: Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve (in Humpty Doo), Florence Falls (in Litchfield National Park) and Adelaide River War Cemetery (in Adelaide River). Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Charles Darwin National Park. It doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Darwin trip planning tool .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Darwin, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Adelaide River War Cemetery
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Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve ©
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

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