28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Albany
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
7
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Darwin
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Singapore

2
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Get a sense of the local culture at Broome Historical Museum and Japanese Cemetery. Step out of the city life by going to Staircase To The Moon and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Broome travel planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Broome is an approximately 13-hour flight. Expect much colder evenings in Broome when traveling from Singapore in July, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Greens Pool and Middleton Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and National Anzac Centre. The adventure continues: make a trip to Albany Wind Farm, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Albany trip maker app .

You can fly from Broome to Albany in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Broome in July, plan for much colder days in Albany, with highs around 19°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Greens Pool
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Dolphin & Whale Watching
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol, and finally take in the views from Richmond Bridge. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, then examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Albany to Hobart takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Albany in July: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 15°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary

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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Manly Scenic Walkway. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and get engrossed in the history at Sydney Jewish Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Hobart to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Hobart in July; daily highs in Sydney reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse, then stroll through Coastal walk, and finally don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, and then see the interesting displays at Roto House.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Port Macquarie trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Port Macquarie takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Sydney in July, plan for little chillier days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Valley of the Winds and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Kata Tjuta and Kuniya Walk. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 8.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Port Macquarie in July, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get great views at Anzac Hill, look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and then stop by Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Alice Springs can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

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 hidden gems such as Shark Diving and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Safaris in Port Douglas (about 1h 25 min away). Spend the 29th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. It doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cairns, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Alice Springs, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Safaris
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

4
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Darwin Aviation Museum and Defence of Darwin Experience. Explore hidden gems such as Fishing Charters & Tours and Speed Boats Tours. Step out of Darwin to go to Berry Springs and see Territory Wildlife Park, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Spend the 4th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Darwin trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Darwin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairns in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Darwin: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Territory Wildlife Park
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Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park

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