28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bournemouth
train + Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Alice Springs
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  2​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
Darwin
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  25​h
End: Bournemouth

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 6th (Mon), walk around Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison and then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

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Bournemouth, UK to Perth is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Bournemouth to Perth. While traveling from Bournemouth, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

1
day
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, browse the exhibits of Talapi, and then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Alice Springs tour site .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Alice Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Alice Springs. In April, daytime highs in Alice Springs are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Tours Wildlife Parks
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Walking tours
Talapi ©
Talapi

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, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Adelaide.

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
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: The Cedars (in Hahndorf) and Primo Estate (in McLaren Vale). Dedicate the 13th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, and stop by Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide day trip planning site .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Adelaide in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, expect nights in Adelaide to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Wineries Museums

Side Trips

The Cedars, Primo Estate
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 19th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get your game on at Zero Latency, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne online holiday planner .

Fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Melbourne are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

North Head Sanctuary
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 24:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

4
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.
Step out of Brisbane to go to Main Beach and see Sea World Theme Park, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane journey planner.

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Moffat Beach, Sea World Theme Park
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 28:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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You can fly from Brisbane to Darwin in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in April: high temperatures in Darwin hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
On the 30th (Thu), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls, then enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns online vacation planner .

You can fly from Darwin to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin in April, you will find days in Cairns are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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