28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  20​h 15​min
1
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  14​h
4
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Hyderabad

3
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Take a break from the city and head to Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Daintree National Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Daintree Discovery Centre and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory. Step out of Cape Tribulation to go to Cow Bay and see Cow Bay Beach, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, stroll through Myall Beach, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, and take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation tour itinerary planner.

Hyderabad, India to Cape Tribulation is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 4 hours. Traveling from Hyderabad in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Cape Tribulation. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

4
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.
Visit Four Mile Beach and Palm Cove Beach for some beach relaxation. Shop till you drop at Des Spencer Galleries and With Sugar. Spend the 6th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 7th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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

1
night
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 10th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then don't miss a visit to Uluru, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path. Here are some ideas for day two: get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

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

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Douglas in February: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Step out of the city life by going to Lake McKenzie and Indian Head.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, car, and ferry from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Fraser Island takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Fraser Island: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Escape the urban bustle at Ned's Beach and Lord Howe Island Walking Trails. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, and explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island takes 9.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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

5
nights
Sydney

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Get outdoors at Manly Beach and Clovelly. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and listen to music at Sydney Opera House.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Sydney are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Wentworth Falls
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of the city life by going to Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Boat Hire. Your inner history buff will appreciate Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire the masterpieces at Craft Victoria, take an in-depth tour of Royal Historical Society of Victoria, and wander the streets of Melbourne Central.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Melbourne, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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