28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly:  28​h
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Muscat

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Walkatjara Art and Mutitjulu Waterhole. Step out of the city life by going to Uluru and Kata Tjuta. There's still lots to do: get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, get outside with Walpa Gorge, and hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online attractions planner .

Muscat, Oman to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Muscat to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Muscat in February, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 43°C and lows at 25°C. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Daintree Discovery Centre and Studio 49 Artisan Gallery. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach), Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree) and Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, Cape Tribulation Beach, & more). There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, view the masterpieces at Des Spencer Galleries, stop by With Sugar, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Port Douglas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Daintree Discovery Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

5
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.
Shop till you drop at Village Gallery and Michael Seebeck Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Palm Cove Beach about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In February in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach, Smithfield Shopping Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Visit Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Lord Howe Island Walking Trails. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, and play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island trip maker website .

You can fly from Cairns to Lord Howe Island in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

5
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Brett Whiteley Studio. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Featherdale Wildlife Park in Blacktown--about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly.

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You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. February in Sydney sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Featherdale Wildlife Park, North Head Sanctuary
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll get in some beach time at Half Moon Bay and Cowes Beach. Visiting Melbourne Boat Hire and Balloon Rides will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Koala Conservation Centre in Cowes (about 1h 35 min away). Spend the 28th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, wander the streets of Degraves Street, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne route planner .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in February, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Cowes, St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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