28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9​h
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Ho Chi Minh City

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mindil Beach. It doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct and examine the collection at Road Masters House Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Darwin trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Darwin is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, daytime highs in Darwin are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Darwin Wharf Precinct ©
Darwin Wharf Precinct

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.
On the 8th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, then examine the collection at Hartley Street School Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs trip planner .

Getting from Darwin to Alice Springs by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Alice Springs when traveling from Darwin in November, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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Alice Springs Desert Park
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Anzac Hill

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): trek along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally don't miss a visit to Uluru.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In November, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

4
nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Palm Cove Beach and Four Mile Beach. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cairns online journey planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wolston Farmhouse and Old Petrie Town. You'll get in some beach time at Dicky Beach and Moffat Beach. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, contemplate the long history of Fort Lytton National Park, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and snap pictures at Victoria Bridge Abutment.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane route maker website .

Getting from Cairns to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in November: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 31°C and lows are around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Old Petrie Town, Wolston Farmhouse
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Wolston Farmhouse ©
Wolston Farmhouse
Old Petrie Town ©
Old Petrie Town

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Neighbours Tour has been added to your itinerary. We've included these beaches for you: St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Warrandyte State Park and Trin Warren Tam-boore. Spend the 21st (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Shrine of Remembrance, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity College Chapel.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in November, with highs in Melbourne at 26°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Warrandyte State Park ©
Warrandyte State Park
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Sandridge Beach ©
Sandridge Beach

1
night
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then stroll through City Park.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Launceston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Melbourne in November, with highs in Launceston at 22°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
City Park ©
City Park

1
night
Hobart

Hobart
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, then enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellerive Beach. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, get great views at Constitution Dock, then kick back and relax at Long Beach, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart vacation maker website .

Getting from Launceston to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

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5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Home and Away Tours, Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Camp Cove. Get outdoors at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Manly Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park). Spend the 27th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, let little ones run wild at Cremorne Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Tambourine Bay Reserve and Warraroon Reserve Walk, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planning site .

Fly from Hobart to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in November: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 29°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Featherdale Wildlife Park, Pulpit Rock Lookout
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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