27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  7​h 30​min
6
Katoomba
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
8
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
9
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get outdoors at Yellow Water and Motor Car Falls. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cahills Crossing and Anbangbang Billabong. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jim Jim Falls.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Jabiru is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 28th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. December in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

2
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Daintree National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and then kick back and relax at Myall Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation online vacation planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip builder website .

Do a combination of car, ferry, and bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. December in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): get outside with Walpa Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairns in January: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

1
day
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 5th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Lost Bear Gallery, explore the stunning scenery at Pulpit Rock Lookout, then get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, and finally admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Katoomba road trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Katoomba takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, expect Katoomba to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blue Mountains National Park
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Lost Bear Gallery ©
Lost Bear Gallery

4
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 in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Clovelly. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio.

Find out how to plan Sydney trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In January, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Escape the urban bustle at Lake McKenzie and Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Relax by the water at Indian Head and Eli Creek.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fraser Island online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

1
day
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 13th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf 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.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island journey planner.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island takes 9.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 13:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get outdoors at Melbourne Zoo and Sandridge Beach. Get some cultural insight at National Gallery of Victoria and Shrine of Remembrance. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip tool .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Melbourne in 5.5 hours. In January in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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