27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
+2
train + bus + Fly:  26​h
1
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Hamilton Island
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Sydney
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  27​h
End: Edinburgh

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Adelaide Oval and Jeanneret Wines. Step off the beaten path and head to Cleland Wildlife Park and Browns Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: St Aloysius Church (in Sevenhill), Allusion Wines (in Yankalilla) and Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage (in Leasingham). There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, learn about winemaking at Ashton Hills Vineyard, meet the residents at Adelaide Zoo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Port Adelaide Uniting Church.

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Edinburgh, UK to Adelaide is an approximately 26-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Adelaide is 9 hours. When traveling from Edinburgh in August, plan for little chillier days in Adelaide, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Shopping

Side Trips

Sevenhill, Cleland Wildlife Park, Ashton Hills Vineyard, Browns Beach, Allusion Wines
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
Jeanneret Wines ©
Jeanneret Wines

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Museum and Old Melbourne Gaol. We've included these beaches for you: Eastern Beach Reserve and St. Kilda Beach. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Eastern Beach Reserve, St. Kilda Beach
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kata Tjuta and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Do some cultural sightseeing at Uluru and Uluru Hiking Path. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Kuniya Walk, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

3
nights
Cairns

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Village Herberton and The Crystal Caves. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Atherton Tablelands and Michaelmas Cay. Spend the 14th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planning tool .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Historic Village Herberton, The Crystal Caves
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Scuba & Snorkeling
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands

6
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Catseye Beach and Hamilton Island Golf Club. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wild life Hamilton Island, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and explore and take pictures at Go-Kart Racing Track.

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Traveling by flight from Cairns to Hamilton Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. While traveling from Cairns, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hamilton Island, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 21°C. On the 21st (Wed), you're off toSydney.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Art Gallery of New South Wales and Munmorah State Conservation Area. Get a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal), Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sydney day trip site .

Fly from Hamilton Island to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in August, expect Sydney to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nan Tien Temple, Munmorah State Conservation Area, Shelly Beach, Terrigal Beach
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 26:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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