28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Anchorage
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Fraser Island
— 1 night
Camper:  18​h
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
4
Anglesea
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  25​h
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  42​h
7
Dunsborough
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Cervantes
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
9
Hyden
— 2 nights
ferry:  6​h 30​min
10
Rottnest Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  34​h
End: Anchorage

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Boomanjin lake, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fraser Island Great Walk and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island travel planner .

Anchorage, USA to Fraser Island is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 19 hours traveling from Anchorage to Fraser Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 14:
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Get some cultural insight at Sydney Opera House and Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, The Three Sisters, & more) and Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, admire the masterpieces at White Rabbit Gallery, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sydney travel route builder site .

Getting from Fraser Island to Sydney by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. April in Sydney sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Shelly Beach, Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, Nan Tien Temple
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 18:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 19th (Sun), hike along ANZAC Parade Walk, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then steep yourself in history at Mugga-Mugga Cottage.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Canberra online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Canberra when traveling from Sydney in April, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Anglesea.

Things to do in Canberra

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Mugga-Mugga Cottage
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 19:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
ANZAC Parade Walk
ANZAC Parade Walk
Mugga-Mugga Cottage ©
Mugga-Mugga Cottage

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nights
Anglesea

Anglesea ©
Anglesea is a town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, see the interesting displays at Australian National Surfing Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Lorne Beach.

Plan a Anglesea trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Canberra to Anglesea. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Anglesea when traveling from Canberra in April, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Anglesea

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Torquay, Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary, Lorne Beach
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Australian National Surfing Museum ©

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 22nd (Wed), examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally get engrossed in the history at Shrine of Remembrance. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Italian Museum and Historical Society, contemplate the long history of St Paul's Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Brighton Beach, then stroll through St. Kilda Beach, and finally admire the masterpieces at ArtVo.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Anglesea to Melbourne by car takes about 2 hours. April in Melbourne sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Dunsborough.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Brighton Beach, St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:
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Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
ArtVo ©
ArtVo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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.
On the 25th (Sat), hike along Kuniya Walk and then explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Uluru Hiking Path, then get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To see reviews and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online day trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in April; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 84°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Dunsborough.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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nights
Dunsborough

Dunsborough ©
Dunsborough is a coastal town in the South West of Western Australia, 254km south of Perth on the shores of Geographe Bay.Dunsborough is a popular tourist destination for Western Australians; in 1999 it was voted the state's best tourist destination and in 2013 awarded the Top Tourism Award for Population Under 5,000. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the activities along Koombana Bay, kick back and relax at Back Beach, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bunbury Wildlife Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Geographe Bay, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bunker Bay, and then explore the striking landscape at Sugarloaf Rock.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dunsborough trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Dunsborough in 11 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Dunsborough, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cervantes.

Things to do in Dunsborough

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Bunbury
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:
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Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay
Sugarloaf Rock ©
Sugarloaf Rock
Bunbury Wildlife Park ©
Bunbury Wildlife Park

2
nights
Cervantes

Cervantes ©
Cervantes is a town in Western Australia off Indian Ocean Drive about 198km north-north-west of the state capital, Perth in the Shire of Dandaragan local government area. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Pinnacles Desert. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Sandy Cape Recreation Park, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then explore the striking landscape at Stromatolites. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at The Pinnacles Desert, then enjoy the sand and surf at Back Beach, and then try for a hole-in-one at Caladenia Mini Golf.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cervantes trip tool .

You can drive from Dunsborough to Cervantes in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cervantes

Fun & Games Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lancelin, Caladenia Mini Golf
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:
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The Pinnacles Desert ©
The Pinnacles Desert
Lancelin Island ©
Lancelin Island

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nights
Hyden

Hyden ©
The town of Hyden is located 292 km east-southeast of Perth, Western Australia in the Shire of Kondinin. You've now added Wave Rock to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Kokerbin Rock, then see the interesting displays at The Miniature Soldier Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Lace Place, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Wave Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Mulka's Cave, explore the striking landscape at Hippo's Yawn, then learn about winemaking at Walkers Hill Vineyard, and finally pause for some photo ops at Scrap Iron Sculptures.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hyden trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Cervantes to Hyden takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hyden

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Walkers Hill Vineyard, Jilakin Rock
Find places to stay May 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Mulka's Cave ©
Mulka's Cave
Hippo's Yawn ©
Hippo's Yawn
Walkers Hill Vineyard ©
Walkers Hill Vineyard

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nights
Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Rottnest Island Museum, explore the activities along Longreach Bay, then identify plant and animal life at Fish Hook Bay, then identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Rocks, and finally enjoy the sea views from Wadjemup Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Ricey Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Bathurst Lighthouse, contemplate the long history of Oliver Hill Battery, then explore the activities along Porpoise Bay, and finally steep yourself in history at Salt Store Gallery and Exhibition Centre.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Rottnest Island trip simple and quick.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hyden to Rottnest Island. In May in Rottnest Island, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay May 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Longreach Bay ©
Longreach Bay
Ricey Beach ©
Ricey Beach
Cathedral Rocks ©
Cathedral Rocks

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