28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
5
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Walkatjara Art and Kata Tjuta are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Uluru and Walpa Gorge. There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take some stellar pictures from Uluru.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route planning website .

Mumbai, India to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Mumbai in January, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 43°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Degraves Street. Step out of the city life by going to Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Zoo. Spend the 24th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Shrine of Remembrance, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, and wander the streets of Collins St/Swanston St.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip planner .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manly Beach and Camp Cove. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Katoomba to see Wentworth Falls about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio, look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market, and make a trip to Queen Victoria Building.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wentworth Falls
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
We've included these beaches for you: Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Fishing Charters & Tours. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, and see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island trip app .

Getting from Sydney to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

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

3
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 Safaris and Myall Beach. Shop till you drop at With Sugar and Ngarru Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach) and Tranquility Falls (in Daintree). Spend the 5th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

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You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas in 7.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Tranquility Falls
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

7
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.
Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Head to Village Gallery and Rusty's Marketfor some retail therapy. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Spas, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 10th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, browse the exhibits of Underart Gallery, and get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip maker app .

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In February, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Tanks Arts Centre, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Yorkeys Knob Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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