29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia tour planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
+2
train + bus + Fly:  27​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Blackheath
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Cairns
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h
8
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 15​min
10
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: Edinburgh

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Visiting Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and choose your vessel at Vagabond Cruises.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sydney road trip planner .

Edinburgh, UK to Sydney is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 10 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in January, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
On the 22nd (Tue), make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, and finally take in breathtaking views at Pulpit Rock Lookout.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Blackheath trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Blackheath takes 2 hours. In January in Blackheath, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Blackheath

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Get outdoors at Lake McKenzie and Indian Head. Relax by the water at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Blackheath to Fraser Island with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Blackheath in January since evenings lows in Fraser Island dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

few
hours
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 26th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, then examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island takes 9.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
We've included these beaches for you: Sandridge Beach and St. Kilda Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get interesting insight from Melbourne Boat Hire, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Melbourne takes 5.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

2
nights
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.
On the 31st (Thu), stroll through Kuniya Walk, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and then hike along Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour planning tool .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. In January, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 43°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cairns day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Cairns, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Myall Beach and Cow Bay Beach. Visiting Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Alexandra Bay Waterfall will get you outdoors. Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation day trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus, car, and ferry from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, car, and ferry; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Cow Bay Beach
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Mossman Gorge. Spend the 8th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and stroll through Four Mile Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Yellow Water and Cahills Crossing are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Anbangbang Billabong and Nourlangie Rock will get you outdoors. Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) sightseeing planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing

Similar Plans

33 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND December, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Australia BY A USER FROM CANADA October, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Australia BY A USER FROM CANADA May, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 31 days in Australia BY A USER FROM NIGERIA August, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: August, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Australia BY A USER FROM ARUBA September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 33 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Find a travel specialist
TRAVEL AGENT