28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h
2
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  3​h
3
Whitsunday Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Cairns
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Cooktown
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
8
Alligator Creek
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
9
Townsville
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
10
Magnetic Island
— 1 night
+3
ferry + bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Sydney


2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Step out of the city life by going to Lake McKenzie and Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip planner .

Brisbane to Fraser Island is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In January, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

2
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hamilton Island Golf Club. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Catseye Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, view the masterpieces at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, and go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island trip maker site .

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Hamilton Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hamilton Island, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Wild life Hamilton Island ©
Wild life Hamilton Island

3
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 7th (Mon), head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Whitehaven Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Whitsunday Island trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hamilton Island to Whitsunday Island. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

6
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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Visit Historic Village Herberton and McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery for their historical value. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Terra Nova Gallery (in Kuranda), Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cairns attractions planning tool .

You can fly from Whitsunday Island to Cairns in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Daintree National Park, Palm Cove Beach, Daintree Discovery Centre, Historic Village Herberton, Terra Nova Gallery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
On the 15th (Tue), take a memorable tour with Tours. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Des Spencer Galleries, experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

Plan a trip to Port Douglas easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. January in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Cooktown.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

1
night
Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): get great views at Grassy Hill, then take an in-depth tour of James Cook Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Finch Bay, and finally identify plant and animal life at Great Northern Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black Mountain National Park, then admire the sheer force of Trevethan Falls, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cooktown online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cooktown takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cooktown

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Black Mountain National Park
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 18:
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Great Northern Tours ©
Great Northern Tours
Grassy Hill ©
Grassy Hill
James Cook Museum ©
James Cook Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, trek along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally make a trip to Uluru. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Cooktown to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Alligator Creek.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

3
nights
Alligator Creek

Alligator Creek ©
Wet Tropics World Heritage Area has been added to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alligator Creek: North Ward (Army Museum North Queensland & Queens Gardens Townsville).

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Alligator Creek trip maker site .

Explore your travel options from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alligator Creek with the Route module. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Alligator Creek, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. On the 28th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Alligator Creek

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Townsville, Wet Tropics World Heritage Area
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:
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Queens Gardens Townsville ©
Queens Gardens Townsville
Army Museum North Queensland ©
Army Museum North Queensland

2
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): view the masterpieces at Gavin Ryan Studio. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Billabong Sanctuary, step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James Cathedral.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Townsville route site .

Townsville is just a stone's throw from Alligator Creek. In January in Townsville, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Townsville

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary
Scuba & Snorkeling
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

1
night
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
On the 26th (Sat), take a tour by water with Big Mama Sailing, kick back and relax at Geoffrey Bay, and then head off the coast to Magnetic Island Forts Walk.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Magnetic Island vacation planning app .

Magnetic Island is just a stone's throw from Townsville. January in Magnetic Island sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure
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Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay

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