28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly + train:  22​h 45​min
1
Mosman
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Hobart
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h 45​min
4
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
9
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  2​h 45​min
10
St Kilda
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Jeddah

2
nights
Mosman

Mosman ©
If it weren't for the amazing view of Sydney Harbour, Mosman might seem light-years away from Australia's largest and busiest city.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): stroll through Shelly Beach, enjoy the sea views from Macquarie Lighthouse, and then stroll through Nielsen Park. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taronga Zoo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bronte Beach, and then get great views at North Bondi Lookout.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mosman online trip itinerary builder .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Mosman is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Jeddah to Mosman due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in September; daily highs in Mosman reach 25°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Mosman

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Vaucluse, Bondi, Bridget Kennedy Project Space, Shelly Beach, Bronte Beach
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:
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Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Nielsen Park ©
Nielsen Park

2
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, then savor the flavors at Entally Estate, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seahorse World, then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Mosman to Launceston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Mosman in September; daily highs in Launceston reach 17°C and lows reach 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Woolmers Estate
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Mona, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, and finally step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hobart trip planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Hobart sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Mona, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Macquarie Island
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Hobart to Airlie Beach by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Hobart, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Airlie Beach, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:
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Speed Boats Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Spas & Wellness, & more). Spend the 25th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, get interesting insight from Shaolin Junk Cruises, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip builder site .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Airlie Beach in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

4
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.
Spend the 29th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 30th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and get outside with Port Douglas Microlights.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas journey builder .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 2:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

2
nights
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.
On the 3rd (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Finke Gorge National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Alice Springs trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Alice Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Port Douglas in October, Alice Springs is a bit cooler at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Seppeltsfield (in Seppeltsfield), Wolf Blass (in Nuriootpa) and God's Hill Wines (in Lyndoch). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Murray Street Vineyards, admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, indulge your taste buds at Domain Day Cellar Door, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Adelaide Zoo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Adelaide online tour itinerary builder .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Adelaide is slightly colder than Alice Springs - with highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Wineries, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Greenock, God's Hill Wines, Seppeltsfield, Wolf Blass, Domain Day Cellar Door
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:
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Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Flinders Chase National Park. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain and then identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Kangaroo Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to St Kilda.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

2
nights
St Kilda

St Kilda ©
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stroll through St. Kilda Beach, look for gifts at in. cube8r Gallery, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dandenong Ranges National Park. On your second day here, examine the collection at Scienceworks, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Werribee Open Range Zoo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at John E. Morley Reserve.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our St Kilda travel planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Kangaroo Island to St Kilda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and tram; or do a combination of car and ferry. In October, daytime highs in St Kilda are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St Kilda

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

in. cube8r Gallery, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Scienceworks, Werribee Open Range Zoo, John E. Morley Reserve
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:
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Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park

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