28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Jenolan Caves
1
Jenolan Caves
— 4 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
2
Princetown
— 4 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  10​h 15​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  12​h 15​min
4
Whitsunday Island
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + train + taxi:  6​h 45​min
End: Jenolan Caves


4
nights
Jenolan Caves

Jenolan Caves ©
Escape the urban bustle at Bendeela Camping and Picnic Area and Stanwell Park Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Perry's Lookdown and Artemis Wines. Explore Jenolan Caves' surroundings by going to Lake Alexandra Reserve (in Mittagong) and HARS Aviation Museum (in Albion Park Rail).

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Jenolan Caves attractions planner.

In January, daily temperatures in Jenolan Caves can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jenolan Caves

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mittagong, Bendeela Camping and Picnic Area, Perry's Lookdown, Stanwell Park Beach, HARS Aviation Museum
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
HARS Aviation Museum ©
HARS Aviation Museum
Stanwell Park Beach ©
Stanwell Park Beach

4
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
Twelve Apostles has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Twelve Apostles, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Razorback, then look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Ard Gorge, and finally explore and take pictures at Gibsons Steps. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Red Rock Theatre and Gallery, delve into the lush surroundings at The Redwoods, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Triplet Falls.

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

Getting from Jenolan Caves to Princetown by car takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Princetown

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Beech Forest, Red Rock Theatre and Gallery
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
The Redwoods ©
The Redwoods

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art. Explore hidden gems such as Kuniya Walk and Red Desert Reptiles. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of bus, shuttle, and flight from Princetown to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

3
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Get in touch with nature at Whitehaven Beach and Whitsunday Islands National Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Whitsunday Island trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Whitsunday Island by combination of flight and bus takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January: highs in Whitsunday Island hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. On the 17th (Thu), you'll travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet

3
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.
Above & Below Photography and Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Grays Bay. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitsunday Great Walk, take a memorable tour with Airlie Boat Hire, and enjoy the sand and surf at Boathaven Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Airlie Beach online trip builder .

You can ride a ferry from Whitsunday Island to Airlie Beach in 1.5 hours. January in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Grays Bay
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Boat Hire ©
Airlie Boat Hire
Whitsunday Great Walk ©
Whitsunday Great Walk

7
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Lagoon Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Mt Gower and Ned's Beach. There's much more to do: trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Lord Howe Island takes 7 hours. On the 28th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Scuba & Snorkeling
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