29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  31​h
Jabiru
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Darwin
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  12​h 15​min
Whitsunday Island
— Few hours
Travel:  3​h
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

7
nights
Jabiru

Jabiru ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock. Family-friendly places like Yellow Water and Cahills Crossing will thrill your kids. Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek, get outside with Lake Jabiru, and explore the activities along Jim Jim Falls.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Jabiru day trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Jabiru is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Manchester to Jabiru. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls
Gunlom Waterfall Creek ©
Gunlom Waterfall Creek

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.
Bring the kids along to Mindil Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Crocosaurus Cove and Berry Springs Nature Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, make a splash at Big Buoy Water Park, stop by Viva La Body, and take in the waterfront at Darwin Wharf Precinct.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Darwin online holiday planner .

Getting from Jabiru to Darwin by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Darwin can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

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 (Fri): hike along Uluru Hiking Path, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally don't miss a visit to Uluru. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online road trip planner .

Getting from Darwin to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Darwin in August: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

few
hours
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Whitsunday Island route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Whitsunday Island takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Whitsunday Island, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

3
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Wild life Hamilton Island. Visiting Hamilton Island Golf Club and Catseye Beach will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina and head outdoors with Jetryder.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamilton Island attractions planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Whitsunday Island to Hamilton Island. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Whitsunday Island in August: highs in Hamilton Island hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
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Wild life Hamilton Island

8
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.
Attractions like Bondi Beach and Jenolan Caves make great kid-friendly stops. Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Hillsong Church are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Blue Mountains National Park (The National Pass & Pulpit Rock Lookout). Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Sydney route planning website .

Fly from Hamilton Island to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, Sydney is a bit cooler than Hamilton Island - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Taronga Zoo, Jenolan Caves, Wentworth Falls, Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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