29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h
6
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Katherine
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
10
Exmouth
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
11
Margaret River
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. August in Sydney sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Museums
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

1
night
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Esplanade and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hervey Bay vacation tool .

Getting from Sydney to Hervey Bay by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect nights in Hervey Bay to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Esplanade ©
Esplanade

2
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Botanical Gardens and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Spend the 29th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Hervey Bay to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Hervey Bay in August, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Agincourt Reef. Spend the 1st (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas road trip planner .

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel ©
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. On your second day here, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, trek along Kuniya Walk, and then explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 12°C in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

3
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Walking tours and Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, take an in-depth tour of Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, explore the striking landscape of Emily Gap, and take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Alice Springs trip planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Tours
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

2
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then explore the striking landscape at Katherine Gorge. On the next day, get a taste of life in the country at Katherine Outback Experience, then make a trip to Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre, and then admire the sheer force of Edith Falls.

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You can fly from Alice Springs to Katherine in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in September, expect Katherine to be somewhat warmer, temps between 42°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls

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Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Wave Lagoon. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park, browse the exhibits of Outstation Gallery - Aboriginal Art from Art Centres, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Katherine to Darwin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Katherine in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Darwin: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
Berry Springs Nature Park ©
Berry Springs Nature Park

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nights
Broome

A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Explore hidden gems such as Cable Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Diocese of Broome, and identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge.

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Getting from Darwin to Broome by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Darwin to Broome is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Darwin in September since evenings lows in Broome dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum

1
night
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, then contemplate the waterfront views at Yardie Creek, and then kick back and relax at Turquoise Bay. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Potshot Memorial, explore the stunning scenery at Charles Knife Canyon, and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Exmouth itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Broome to Exmouth in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Broome in September since evenings lows in Exmouth dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Shark Diving
Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay
Yardie Creek ©
Yardie Creek

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nights
Margaret River

A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wine Tours & Tastings and Lake Cave. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Busselton). There's still lots to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and stop by Vasse Virgin.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Margaret River trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Exmouth to Margaret River takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Boranup, Augusta, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Food Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

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