28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Alice Springs
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Camp Cove. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). Spend the 16th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, identify plant and animal life at Muogamarra Nature Reserve, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney itinerary tool .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In March, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pulpit Rock Lookout, Featherdale Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 17:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cairns sightseeing app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in March: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 87°F and lows are around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

1
night
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.
To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Alice Springs visit planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Alice Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in March, you will find days in Alice Springs are somewhat warmer (94°F), and nights are a bit cooler (65°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 20:
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Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then make a trip to Field of Light, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally make a trip to Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 95°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 22:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Horseshoe Bay and Blowhole Beach. Adelaide Oval and Between the Vines Cellar Door are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Adelaide to Aldinga Beach to see Aldinga Beach about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Semaphore Beach, and take a stroll through Rundle Mall.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Adelaide in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, with highs in Adelaide at 79°F and lows at 60°F. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Horseshoe Bay, Blowhole Beach, Cleland Wildlife Park, Between the Vines Cellar Door, Aldinga Beach
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 26:
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Cataract Gorge Reserve and The Tamar Valley. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Woolmers Estate and Entally Estate. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Platypus House (in Beauty Point) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). There's lots more to do: stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, indulge your thirst for a good beer at James Boag Brewery Experience, and get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Launceston online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Launceston takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Adelaide in March: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 72°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Platypus House, Woolmers Estate
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 29:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Entally House ©
Entally House

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
On the 30th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

Planning Port Arthur trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In March, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

2
nights
Coles Bay

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
On the 31st (Sun), visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, then identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld, and finally make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Gala Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

2
nights
St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
On the 2nd (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then tee off at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course, and then explore the galleries of East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Falls Reserve, experience rural life at Pyengana Dairy & Holy Cow Cafe, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the St Helens trip maker site .

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in April, and nighttime lows around 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Thu) before leaving for Melbourne.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Pyengana, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 4:
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
St Columba Falls Reserve ©
St Columba Falls Reserve

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Shrine of Remembrance and Immigration Museum. Get outdoors at Melbourne Zoo and Nature & Wildlife Tours. And it doesn't end there: stroll through St. Kilda Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, look for all kinds of wild species at Trin Warren Tam-boore, and get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Melbourne online itinerary maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from St Helens to Melbourne. Traveling from St Helens in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Melbourne, with lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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.
On the 8th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, indulge your taste buds at Cascade Brewery, then kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary website .

Getting from Melbourne to Hobart by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. April in Hobart sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 47°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Parks

Side Trip

Bellerive Beach
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:
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Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

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