28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  25​h
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Melbourne
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Apollo Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Warrnambool
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Port Augusta
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
6
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
8
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
9
Tennant Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
10
Katherine
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
13
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
14
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
15
Mission Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
16
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h 30​min
17
Bundaberg
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
18
Noosa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
19
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
20
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Paris

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Melbourne

Melbourne
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Discover how to plan a Melbourne trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Paris, France to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Paris to Melbourne. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in January, with highs in Melbourne at 32°C and lows at 17°C. On the 19th (Sat), you'll travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. You've now added Mariners Lookout to your itinerary.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Apollo Bay journey planner.

Drive from Melbourne to Apollo Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Warrnambool.
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Mariners Lookout ©
Mariners Lookout

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Warrnambool

Warrnambool
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Warrnambool trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Apollo Bay to Warrnambool in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Adelaide.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 20:

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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 list of things to see and do now includes South Australian Museum, Mod., Migration Museum, and other attractions. On the 20th (Sun), get curious at Mod., then get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum, and then take a stroll through North Terrace. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Gorge Wildlife Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Adelaide trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Warrnambool to Adelaide in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Gorge Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:
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Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
North Terrace ©
North Terrace

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Port Augusta

Port Augusta ©
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Port Augusta visit planner.

Traveling by car from Adelaide to Port Augusta takes 3.5 hours. January in Port Augusta sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Coober Pedy.
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout ©

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Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Spaceship from Pitch Black as well as Big Winch. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine, then don't miss a visit to Spaceship from Pitch Black, and finally don't miss a visit to Big Winch.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Coober Pedy vacation tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Port Augusta to Coober Pedy. Traveling from Port Augusta in January, expect Coober Pedy to be a bit warmer, temps between 41°C and 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Museums
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum
Big Winch ©
Big Winch

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Uluru Hiking Path, Lungkata Walk and Mala Walk. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Uluru, take in the local highlights with Mala Walk, then go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip tool .

Drive from Coober Pedy to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In January in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Tours
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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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 find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Alice Springs travel route planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tennant Creek.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Tours Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 27:

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Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek
Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tennant Creek trip maker app .

Drive from Alice Springs to Tennant Creek in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In January, daily temperatures in Tennant Creek can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Katherine.

Things to do in Tennant Creek

Museums Nature Parks
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 28:

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Katherine

Katherine
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Before you visit Katherine, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Tennant Creek to Katherine in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In January in Katherine, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will leave for Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 29:

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Warradjan Cultural Centre. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, then see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and then contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Ubirr and then identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip planner .

Getting from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Warradjan Cultural Centre ©
Warradjan Cultural Centre

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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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Wave Lagoon, Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruise, Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and other attractions you added. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, then cool off at Wave Lagoon, and finally kick back and relax at Mindil Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Darwin online travel route planner .

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Darwin are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruise ©

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Cairns

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Esplanade Boardwalk, Reef Experience and Botanical Gardens.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip app .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sun) before leaving for Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Reef Experience ©
Reef Experience
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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Port Douglas

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.
For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary app .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Daintree Discovery Centre
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mission Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mission Beach road trip app .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Mission Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach

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Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Cruise Whitsundays has been added to your itinerary.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach holiday planner .

Drive from Mission Beach to Airlie Beach in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Cruise Whitsundays ©
Cruise Whitsundays

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Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. You've now added Mon Repos Turtle Centre to your itinerary.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bundaberg day trip app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Bundaberg takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bundaberg when traveling from Airlie Beach in February, with lows around 24°C. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Noosa.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Mon Repos Turtle Centre
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Mon Repos Turtle Centre ©
Mon Repos Turtle Centre

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 8th (Fri), get great views at Laguna Lookout.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Noosa attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Bundaberg to Noosa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Laguna Lookout ©
Laguna Lookout

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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Warner Bros. Movie World, Kurrawa Beach and Tamborine Mountain. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stroll through Kurrawa Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip builder tool .

You can drive from Noosa to Gold Coast in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. February in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Nature
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Tamborine Mountain ©
Tamborine Mountain
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Queen Street Mall, Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, The Brisbane River, and other attractions. On the 11th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and then shop like a local with Queen Street Mall.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Brisbane online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall

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