29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Daintree National Park). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Cairns day trip planning website .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 10 hours. In January, Cairns is warmer than London - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Cairns

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Trinity Beach, Safaris
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Finke Gorge National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Alice Springs journey builder app .

Fly from Cairns to Alice Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in January, expect nights in Alice Springs to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Finke Gorge National Park ©
Finke Gorge National Park

4
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.
Murray Street Vineyards and Kalleske Wines are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Horseshoe Bay and Cleland Wildlife Park. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Langmeil Winery (in Tanunda), Seppeltsfield (in Seppeltsfield) and God's Hill Wines (in Lyndoch). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Flaxman Wines, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aldinga Beach, savor the flavors at Domain Day Cellar Door, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Adelaide holiday planner .

Getting from Alice Springs to Adelaide by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Alice Springs in January: high temperatures in Adelaide hover around 34°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Wineries, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Greenock, Marananga, Horseshoe Bay, Aldinga Beach, Flaxman Wines
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Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Flaxman Wines ©
Flaxman Wines

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.
Visit Shrine of Remembrance and Trinity College Chapel for their historical value. Visit St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

9
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately 36 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Dee Why Beach, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Newport Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 23°C. You will leave for home on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Bronte Beach, Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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