28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly + train:  6​h 45​min
1
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Wallerawang
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
3
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h
4
Whitsunday Island
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 15​min
7
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  14​h 30​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Adelaide

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The National Pass and Lennox Bridge. Get some historical perspective at Hartley Historic Village and Leura Post Office. Get out of town with these interesting Katoomba side-trips: Faulconbridge (Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum & Faulconbridge Cemetery) and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at The Three Sisters, look for gifts at Rick Rutherford's Country, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, and do a tasting at Megalong Creek Estate.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Katoomba trip planner .

Adelaide to Katoomba is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. In January in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Wallerawang.

Things to do in Katoomba

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Blackheath, Faulconbridge, Leura, Rick Rutherford's Country, Lennox Bridge
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Hartley Historic Village ©
Hartley Historic Village

2
nights
Wallerawang

Wallerawang ©
On the 5th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Queen Elizabeth Park, then see the interesting displays at Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, then steep yourself in history at Hartley Historic Site, and finally contemplate the long history of Blackfellows Hand Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Wallace, then get engrossed in the history at Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park, then see the interesting displays at Eskbank House and Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Blast Furnace Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Wallerawang trip planning website .

Getting from Katoomba to Wallerawang by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Wallerawang

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lithgow, Hartley Historic Site
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Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum ©
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum
Hartley Historic Site ©
Hartley Historic Site
Blackfellows Hand Cave ©
Blackfellows Hand Cave

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: visit a coastal fixture at Sandy Cape Lighthouse, stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach, explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, and don't miss a visit to K'gari.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island route builder app .

Explore your travel options from Wallerawang to Fraser Island with the Route module. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Wallerawang in January since evenings lows in Fraser Island dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Sandy Cape Lighthouse ©
Sandy Cape Lighthouse
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

1
day
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitehaven Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Whitsunday Island trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Fraser Island to Whitsunday Island by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St Monica's Cathedral and McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery. Spend the 12th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 14th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the masterpieces at KickArts Contemporary Arts, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and look for gifts at OK Gift Shop.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns online day trip planner .

Fly from Whitsunday Island to Cairns in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. January in Cairns sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral
McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery ©
McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery

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.
Go for a jaunt from Port Douglas to Palm Cove to see Palm Cove Beach about 42 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 17th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, browse the exhibits of Des Spencer Galleries, and stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas tour itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ubirr and Yellow Water. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands, and admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) journey builder site .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Uluru and Kata Tjuta. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

Find out how to plan Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In January in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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