27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bogota
Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Torquay
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Cairns
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
8
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Bogota

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary builder .

Bogota, Colombia to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Colombia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Traveling from Bogota in December, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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 (Fri): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Canberra trip planner .

You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Canberra. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Outdoors Adventure
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne day trip tool .

Getting from Canberra to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Canberra in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stroll through 13th Beach and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Torquay road trip website .

Getting from Melbourne to Torquay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Beaches

Side Trip

13th Beach
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
13th Beach ©
13th Beach

3
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, make a trip to Field of Light, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and hike along Kuniya Walk.

Before you visit Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Torquay to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Torquay in January: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and stop by Annie's at the Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip maker site .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, you will find days in Cairns are little chillier (37°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Myall Beach (in Cape Tribulation), Daintree Entomological museum (in Diwan) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, take some stellar pictures from Trinity Bay Lookout, stop by With Sugar, and enjoy some diversion at Port Douglas Tennis Club.

To plan Port Douglas vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): walk around Roma Street Parkland and then walk around South Bank Parklands.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in January, expect nights in Brisbane to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. On the 21st (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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