28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
6
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
9
Alice Springs
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  8​h 30​min
10
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  27​h
End: London

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Matthew's Anglican Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bells Rapids Park.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Perth trip website .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. When traveling from London in November, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Perth: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bells Rapids Park, St Matthew's Anglican Church, Caversham Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 10:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, then learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, and then make a trip to Adelaide Oval. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum, indulge your taste buds at Domain Day Cellar Door, then learn about winemaking at God's Hill Wines, and finally do a tasting at Rockford Winery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Adelaide road trip app .

Fly from Perth to Adelaide in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Adelaide is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Perth in November: highs in Adelaide hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Domain Day Cellar Door, Cleland Wildlife Park, Rockford Winery, God's Hill Wines
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 12:
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South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Migration Museum
Migration Museum

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Gallery of Victoria and Shrine of Remembrance. Escape the urban bustle at Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planning site .

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Melbourne, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Sydney travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Sydney. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 19:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
On the 20th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane route builder site .

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 20:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Spend the 22nd (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas online journey maker .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Brisbane to Port Douglas in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in November, with highs in Port Douglas at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove, approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, identify plant and animal life at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cairns online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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.
On the 27th (Wed), get outside with Walpa Gorge and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then make a trip to Uluru, and finally trek along Kuniya Walk.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route maker app .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Cairns in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 41°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park and then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Alice Springs sightseeing site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Alice Springs are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock. Get some cultural insight at Yellow Water and Cahills Crossing. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and don't miss a visit to Mirrai Lookout.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Alice Springs to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 2:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, then examine the collection at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and then stroll through Mindil Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Darwin tour planner.

Drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Darwin sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

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