29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
Fly:  27​h
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
2
Brighton
— Few hours
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h
6
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
7
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
8
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  27​h
End: Cardiff

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. Get some historical perspective at Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Scots Church, and stroll through Half Moon Bay.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne online sightseeing planner .

Cardiff, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or fly. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Cardiff to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cardiff in January, plan for much warmer days in Melbourne, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Brighton.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

few
hours
Brighton

Brighton ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then examine the collection at Mona, and then steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Brighton trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Brighton in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you will find days in Brighton are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Brighton

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Mona, Hobart Convict Penitentiary
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Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): head outdoors with Walpa Gorge and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Uluru Hiking Path, browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally trek along Kuniya Walk.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Brighton to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Brighton in January, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be somewhat warmer, around 26°C, while days are warmer, around 43°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Spas & Wellness in Palm Cove, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, do some two-wheel cruising with Trail Bike Adventures, and take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip app .

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 January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

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

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Daintree National Park. Spend the 26th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through Four Mile Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas online itinerary builder .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In January in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Daintree National Park
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 28:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head. Get outdoors at Lake McKenzie and Wanggoolba Creek.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, ferry, and car from Port Douglas to Fraser Island takes 11 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Port Douglas in January since evenings lows in Fraser Island dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 31:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek
K'gari ©
K'gari

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. Keep things going the next day: trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island online holiday builder .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island takes 9.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, then delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest, and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Canberra itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Canberra in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. In February in Canberra, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Gondwana Rainforest
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales. You'll get in some beach time at Coogee Beach and Manly Beach. Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and view the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sydney online travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Canberra in February, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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