28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  14​h
3
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + ferry:  5​h 45​min
6
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + train + ferry:  5​h 15​min
7
Manly
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
End: Sydney

2
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.
Get outdoors at Cottesloe Beach and Scarborough Beach. When in Perth, make a side trip to see Fremantle Prison in Fremantle, approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Perth online sightseeing planner .

Sydney to Perth is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Perth due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in January: highs in Perth hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, Fremantle Prison, Scarborough Beach
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach

3
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.
Get outdoors at Uluru and Walpa Gorge. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and hike along Kuniya Walk.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker website .

You can fly from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Perth in January: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
We've included these beaches for you: Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Take a break from the city and head to Lake McKenzie and Champagne Pools.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island trip app .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Fraser Island in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Fraser Island, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

4
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. Spend the 15th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Nudey Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cairns itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Four Mile Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Horseback Riding Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Palm Cove (Village Gallery & Spas & Wellness). Spend the 20th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In January in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

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

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Airlie Beach Lagoon. On the 24th (Thu), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and stop by Into The Blue Gallery.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Manly.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

2
nights
Manly

Manly ©
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
Visiting Shelly Beach and Terrigal Beach will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Palm Beach. Step out of Manly to go to Gosford and see Australian Reptile Park, which is approximately 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Taronga Zoo and steep yourself in history at Vaucluse House.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Manly vacation builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Airlie Beach to Manly takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 23°C in Manly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Manly

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sydney, Mosman, Terrigal Beach, Palm Beach, Australian Reptile Park
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

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