28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Anchorage
Fly:  30​h
1
Fraser Island
— 1 night
Camper:  18​h
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
4
Anglesea
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
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 30​min
8
Cervantes
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Hyden
— 2 nights
ferry:  6​h 30​min
10
Rottnest Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  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, explore the activities along Boomanjin lake, and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): stroll through Fraser Island Great Walk and then explore the activities along Eli Creek.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip planner.

Anchorage, USA to Fraser Island is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Alaska Standard Time (AKST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 19 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough 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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wentworth Falls and Nan Tien Temple. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame (in Bowral) and Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & The Three Sisters). There's much more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In April, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Katoomba, Shelly Beach, Nan Tien Temple, Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): trek along ANZAC Parade Walk, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then contemplate the long history of Mugga-Mugga Cottage.

Plan trip to Canberra with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in April since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Anglesea.

Things to do in Canberra

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Anglesea

Anglesea ©
Anglesea is a town in Victoria, Australia. On the 20th (Mon), explore and take pictures at The Great Ocean Road, then examine the collection at Australian National Surfing Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Lorne Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Anglesea trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Canberra to Anglesea with the Route module. Traveling from Canberra in April, Anglesea is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Anglesea

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Torquay, Lorne Beach, Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Italian Museum and Historical Society, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Brighton Beach, then stroll through St. Kilda Beach, and finally explore the world behind art at ArtVo.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online attractions planner .

Getting from Anglesea to Melbourne by car takes about 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Melbourne are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Brighton Beach, St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
ArtVo ©
ArtVo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): hike along Kuniya Walk and then make a trip to Uluru. On the next day, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 84°F and lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Dunsborough.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

2
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. On the 29th (Wed), explore the activities along Koombana Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings 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: explore the activities along Geographe Bay, explore the activities along Bunker Bay, and then explore the striking landscape at Sugarloaf Rock.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dunsborough road trip planning website .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Dunsborough by combination of flight and bus takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Dunsborough due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cervantes.

Things to do in Dunsborough

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Bunbury
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay
Sugarloaf Rock ©
Sugarloaf Rock
Koombana Bay ©
Koombana Bay

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. You've now added The Pinnacles Desert to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the striking landscape at The Pinnacles Desert, kick back and relax at Back Beach, and then putt your heart out at Caladenia Mini Golf. Here are some ideas for day two: see the vivid underwater world at Lancelin Island.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Cervantes route planner .

Drive from Dunsborough to Cervantes in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hyden.

Things to do in Cervantes

Fun & Games Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Hyden

Hyden ©
The town of Hyden is located 292 km east-southeast of Perth, Western Australia in the Shire of Kondinin. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): Head underground at Mulka's Cave, then explore the striking landscape at Hippo's Yawn, then learn about winemaking at Walkers Hill Vineyard, and finally appreciate the history behind Scrap Iron Sculptures. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Jilakin Rock.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hyden sightseeing site .

Explore your travel options from Cervantes to Hyden with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Rottnest Island.

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
Jilakin Rock ©
Jilakin Rock

3
nights
Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Rottnest Island Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Longreach Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at Fish Hook Bay, then see the vivid underwater world at Cathedral Rocks, and finally enjoy the sea views from Wadjemup Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ricey Beach, enjoy the sea views from Bathurst Lighthouse, then steep yourself in history at Oliver Hill Battery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Porpoise Bay, and finally steep yourself in history at Salt Store Gallery and Exhibition Centre.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rottnest Island road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hyden to Rottnest Island. In May, daily temperatures in Rottnest Island can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. 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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