28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Blue Mountains National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h
3
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
4
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  4​h 30​min
5
Magnetic Island
— 1 night
+3
ferry + bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Cooktown
— Few hours
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
9
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  14​h 30​min
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Sydney

5
nights
Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
This is the official community page for Blue Mountains National Park. You'll explore and learn at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and NSW Rail Museum. Popular historic sites such as The National Pass and The Australiana Pioneer Village are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Blue Mountains National Park side-trips: Berrima District Museum (in Berrima), Mittagong (Lake Alexandra Reserve, Tertini Wines, & more) and The Milk Factory Gallery and Exhibition Space (in Bowral). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Dryridge Estate, get great views at Govetts Leap, identify plant and animal life at Logan Brae Orchard, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ebenezer Church.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Blue Mountains National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Sydney to Blue Mountains National Park is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In January in Blue Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mittagong, Blackheath, Berrima District Museum, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Dryridge Estate
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Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum ©
The Australiana Pioneer Village ©
The Australiana Pioneer Village
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 7th (Mon), explore the activities along Lake McKenzie and then explore the activities along Eli Creek. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lake Birrabeen and then stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Blue Mountains National Park to Fraser Island. Traveling from Blue Mountains National Park in January, Fraser Island is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen

2
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 9th (Wed), explore and take pictures at Go-Kart Racing Track, take in the exciting artwork at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club and then stroll through Catseye Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hamilton Island trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Hamilton Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Fraser Island in January since evenings lows in Hamilton Island dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Art Gallery ©
Hamilton Island Art Gallery

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Fri), examine the collection at Proserpine Museum, then see majestic marine mammals with Charter Yachts Australia, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Airlie Beach visit planner .

Ride a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach in an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Wildlife Tours Transportation

Side Trip

Proserpine Museum
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Charter Yachts Australia ©
Charter Yachts Australia
Proserpine Museum ©
Proserpine Museum
Spas & Wellness

1
night
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Magnetic Island Museum, identify plant and animal life at Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail, and then head off the coast to Magnetic Island Forts Walk.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Magnetic Island trip itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Airlie Beach to Magnetic Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Magnetic Island are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Magnetic Island Forts Walk ©
Magnetic Island Forts Walk
Magnetic Island Museum ©
Magnetic Island Museum

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Cairns Art Gallery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St Monica's Cathedral and Skydiving. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Kayaking & Canoeing & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 14th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Blue Sky Brewery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cairns itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Magnetic Island to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Daintree Discovery Centre and Des Spencer Galleries. Get some cultural insight at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Ngarru Gallery. When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Photography Tours in Daintree, approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, stop by With Sugar, relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planner .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Cooktown.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Daintree Discovery Centre, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Photography Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

few
hours
Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Great Northern Tours and then get engrossed in the history at James Cook Museum.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cooktown road trip planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cooktown in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Cooktown

Wildlife Parks Museums
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James Cook Museum ©
James Cook Museum

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Nourlangie Rock and Cahills Crossing. Get some cultural insight at Ubirr and Mamukala Wetlands. Step out of Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) with an excursion to Injalak Arts in Gunbalanya--about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water and take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary maker website .

Explore your travel options from Cooktown to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kakadu National Park, Injalak Arts
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Injalak Arts ©
Injalak Arts
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Valley of the Winds and Red Desert Reptiles. Museum-lovers will appreciate Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, go for a walk through Field of Light, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. January in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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