28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Wallerawang
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
4
Ningaloo
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  18​h 45​min
5
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney


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5
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get in touch with nature at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Wentworth Falls. Head to Teddy Sinclair and Katoomba Antique Centrefor plenty of shopping. On the 4th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, trek along Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, and take some stellar pictures from Pulpit Rock Lookout.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Katoomba visit planning site .

Sydney to Katoomba is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Wallerawang.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, Perry's Lookdown, Falls Gallery, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

3
nights
Wallerawang

Wallerawang ©
Escape the urban bustle at Marrangaroo National Park and Lake Wallace. Venture out of the city with trips to Oberon (Mayfield Garden & Coopers Antiques).

To see maps and more tourist information, read our Wallerawang road trip website .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Wallerawang takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Wallerawang

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lithgow, Oberon
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Marrangaroo National Park ©
Marrangaroo National Park
Glow Worm Tunnel ©
Glow Worm Tunnel
Lake Wallace ©
Lake Wallace

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 in touch with nature at Walkatjara Art and Kuniya Walk. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, explore and take pictures at Uluru, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Wallerawang to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Wallerawang in January: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Ningaloo.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

5
nights
Ningaloo

Visit Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area and The Coral Bay Shark Nursery for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Wobiri Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ningaloo: Exmouth (Spas & Wellness, Shark Diving, & more) and Ningaloo Marine Park (in Coral Bay).

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ningaloo route planner.

Explore your travel options from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Ningaloo with the Route module. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Ningaloo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Ningaloo can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Ningaloo

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Exmouth, Coral Bay
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Shark Diving
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Escape the urban bustle at Lake McKenzie and Indian Head. We've included these beaches for you: Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island road trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ningaloo to Fraser Island. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Ningaloo in January, you will find days in Fraser Island are little chillier (36°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

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
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
We've included these beaches for you: Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Lord Howe Island Golf Club. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, get interesting insight from Tours, see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, and take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lord Howe Island holiday planner .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island in 9.5 hours. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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