28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Mungo National Park
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  14​h 30​min
5
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h
6
Cairns
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h 15​min
8
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
9
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, stroll through Manly Beach, and make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney tour itinerary planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Sydney. In January in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

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

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, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take a memorable tour with Melbourne Boat Hire, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Melbourne, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Mungo National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

1
day
Mungo National Park

Mungo National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Mungo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Mungo National Park itinerary planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Melbourne to Mungo National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Mungo National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lake Mungo
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Lake Mungo ©
Lake Mungo

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.
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, go for a walk through Field of Light, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and trek along Kuniya Walk.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mungo National Park to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. January in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

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

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, explore the ancient world of Ubirr, and explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 14.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Highlights from your plan
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

1
night
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 17th (Thu), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, then take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls, and then stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. January in Cairns sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and finally look for gifts at Coffee Works.

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

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In January, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Indian Head, don't miss a visit to K'gari, and stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island sightseeing planning tool .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, ferry, and car from Port Douglas to Fraser Island in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect little chillier evenings in Fraser Island when traveling from Port Douglas in January, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

1
night
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 25th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout and then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Brisbane takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
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Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 27th (Sun), get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then stroll through Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lord Howe Island online holiday builder .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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