28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + train:  8​h 30​min
3
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
7
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: London

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a memorable tour with Tours, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cairns planner .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from London in March, things will get warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough 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
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Diwan (Alexandra Bay Waterfall & Daintree Entomological museum). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by With Sugar, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and get outside with Horses in Port.

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You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In March, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin), Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, get great views at The Three Sisters, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The National Pass.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Katoomba online day trip planner .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Port Douglas to Katoomba in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Port Douglas in March, with highs in Katoomba at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Jenolan Caves, The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

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: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can 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.
Change things up with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip planner .

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 March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, don't miss a visit to Uluru, and take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 41°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Nature Parks 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
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint and then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, take an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Perth trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, Perth is a bit cooler than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

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

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