28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  31​h
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Adelaide
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
5
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
6
Whitsunday Island
— 1 day
bus:  1​h
7
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + foot + Fly + shuttle:  6​h
8
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
9
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Munich

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 Walpa Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online journey planner .

Munich, Germany to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 31-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Munich to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 8 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Munich in October: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

1
day
Adelaide

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 25th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at The Cedars, contemplate the long history of Carrick Hill, admire the striking features of General Post Office, then contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Adelaide.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide travel planning site .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Adelaide in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October; daily highs in Adelaide reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

ISKCON Adelaide, The Cedars
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Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
ISKCON Adelaide ©
ISKCON Adelaide
Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get in touch with nature at Royal Botanic Gardens and Balloon Rides. Get some historical perspective at Old Melbourne Gaol and Trinity College Chapel. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, ponder the world of politics at Parliament House of Victoria, and pause for some serene contemplation at Hillsong Church.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Melbourne online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Adelaide to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide in October, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk. Visiting Bondi Beach and The National Pass will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, stroll through Clovelly Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In October, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

The National Pass
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head. Take a break from the city and head to Lake McKenzie and Champagne Pools.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island route planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Fraser Island, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

1
day
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

To plan Whitsunday Island vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Whitsunday Island in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. November in Whitsunday Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Airlie Beach online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a bus from Whitsunday Island to Airlie Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Airlie Beach when traveling from Whitsunday Island in November, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

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 Safaris and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Spend the 9th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef, get outside with The Bump Track, look for gifts at With Sugar, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas online trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cairns.

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

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Palm Cove Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Cairns trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In November, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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