28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Lloydminster
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + train:  10​h 30​min
2
Katoomba
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  14​h 30​min
10
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  40​h
End: Lloydminster

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Indian Head and Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Get outdoors at Lake McKenzie and Lake Wabby.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip builder app .

Lloydminster, Canada to Fraser Island is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 17 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Lloydminster in February; daily highs in Fraser Island reach 35°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

1
day
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 6th (Thu), scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, and then get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Katoomba day trip website .

Do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and train from Fraser Island to Katoomba in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Fraser Island in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Katoomba. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The National Pass
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

3
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 Clovelly. Get outdoors at Manly Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a memorable tour with Tours, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sydney sightseeing app .

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Half Moon Bay and St. Kilda Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Melbourne Boat Hire and Melbourne Zoo. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online trip builder .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in February, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. Keep things going the next day: hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island in 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Cairns in 5.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and then take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation itinerary planner .

Take a bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Spend the 21st (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, stop by With Sugar, and head outdoors with Horses in Port.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Uluru and Kata Tjuta. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, and admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 25th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Wetlands, look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, and then don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, take in the dramatic natural features at Bilkbilkmi / Graveside Gorge, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) visit planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and bus takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and car. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Mamukala Wetlands ©
Mamukala Wetlands
Mamukala Billabong ©
Mamukala Billabong
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site

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