28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
+2
train + foot + Fly:  29​h
1
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  9​h 30​min
3
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
+3
taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  9​h 45​min
4
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + foot + bus:  8​h
5
Noosa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Alice Springs
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
9
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Hamburg

2
nights
Broome

A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Broome Historical Museum. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cable Beach. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge and take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Broome online trip maker .

Hamburg, Germany to Broome is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. When traveling from Hamburg in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Broome, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Speed Boats Tours and Litchfield National Park. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Crocosaurus Cove.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Broome to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Broome to Darwin due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Darwin when traveling from Broome in July, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Darwin

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:
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Speed Boats Tours
Litchfield National Park ©
Litchfield National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain and then identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Darwin to Kangaroo Island by combination of flight and taxi takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

1
night
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 17th (Wed), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef and then identify plant and animal life at Bredl's Wild Farm.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Airlie Beach holiday planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Kangaroo Island to Airlie Beach takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Bredl's Wild Farm
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef
Bredl's Wild Farm ©
Bredl's Wild Farm

1
night
Noosa

Noosa
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach and then kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Noosa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Airlie Beach to Noosa takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trip

Mooloolaba Beach
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:
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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

2
nights
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 21st (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Burleigh Head National Park, kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kirra Beach.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast travel planning tool .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Gold Coast takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park. On your second day here, hike along Owen Springs Reserve.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Alice Springs day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Gold Coast to Alice Springs takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Alice Springs when traveling from Gold Coast in July, with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:
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Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
Owen Springs Reserve ©
Owen Springs Reserve
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds and then make a trip to Uluru.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions planner.

Getting from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas road trip tool .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Port Douglas, with highs around 30°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge

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.
Get in touch with nature at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll get in some beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Wooroonooran National Park (in Topaz). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Shaolin Junk Cruises, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip builder website .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. July in Cairns sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Wooroonooran National Park, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 2:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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