28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Darwin
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  11​h 45​min
6
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Ottawa

7
nights
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've now added Observatory Hill to your itinerary. Visit The National Pass and Nan Tien Temple for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Katoomba (The Giant Stairway & Wentworth Falls), Cronulla Beach Walk (in Cronulla) and Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, appreciate the history behind Green Park, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip builder website .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Cronulla Beach Walk, Saddleback Mountain Lookout, Nan Tien Temple
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
Cronulla Beach Walk ©
Cronulla Beach Walk

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.
Kata Tjuta has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then go for a walk through Field of Light. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, then get great views at Uluru, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Sydney in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

6
nights
Cairns

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shark Diving and Josephine Falls. You'll explore and learn at Historic Village Herberton and Cairns Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Birdworld Kuranda (in Kuranda), Malanda Falls (in Malanda) and Spy & Camera Museum (in Herberton). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, take in the dramatic scenery at Behana Gorge Waterfall, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cairns online itinerary planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, expect nights in Cairns to be much warmer, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Herberton, Red Arrow Walk, Birdworld Kuranda, Malanda Falls, Crystal Cascades
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Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Shark Diving

4
nights
Darwin

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Buley Rockhole and Adelaide River War Cemetery. Appreciate the collections at Darwin Military Museum and Chinese Temple and Museum Chung Wah. Venture out of the city with trips to Litchfield National Park (Wangi Falls & Florence Falls) and Adelaide River Railway Bridg (in Adelaide River). There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, examine the collection at 1934 Qantas Hangar, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Darwin trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Darwin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cairns in June: highs in Darwin hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Adelaide River
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Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, then explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, and finally contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online day trip planner .

You can drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong
Mamukala Wetlands ©
Mamukala Wetlands

4
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Step out of the city life by going to John Forrest National Park and Matilda Bay Reserve. Explore hidden gems such as St. Mary's Cathedral and Lotterywest Federation Walkway. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park, and take in the exciting artwork at Aspects of Kings Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Perth trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Perth in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

John Forrest National Park, Fremantle Arts Centre, Leighton Battery Guns, Matilda Bay Reserve
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John Forrest National Park ©
John Forrest National Park
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
St. George's Cathedral ©
St. George's Cathedral

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