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:  7​h
2
Adelaide
— 1 day
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  5​h 30​min
6
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
7
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
9
Cairns
— 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Uluru and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, go for a walk through Field of Light, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder app .

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in February; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 43°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

1
day
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 5th (Tue), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Adelaide takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February; daily highs in Adelaide reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Melbourne travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Adelaide to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Adelaide in February since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi 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.
On the 14th (Thu), examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island trip maker website .

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfer's Paradise Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast online trip itinerary maker .

Explore your travel options from Lord Howe Island to Gold Coast with the Route module. In February, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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.
Spend the 17th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 18th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and stroll through Four Mile Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in February: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Relax by the water at Thornton Beach and Myall Beach. Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, take some stellar pictures from Walu Wugirriga Lookout, and stroll through Cow Bay Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation day trip site .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cow Bay
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Spas & Wellness in Palm Cove--about 30 minutes away. Spend the 24th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 26th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach, admire the masterpieces at Samurai Gallery Australia, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and identify plant and animal life at Green Arrow Walk.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cairns journey planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. February in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Yorkeys Knob Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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