29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h 45​min
7
Katoomba
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Vienna

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Perth trip app .

Vienna, Austria to Perth is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vienna to Perth is 7 hours. Traveling from Vienna in December, expect Perth to be warmer, temps between 35°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fremantle
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Perth to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Perth in December, with highs in Melbourne at 30°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, go for a walk through Field of Light, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in December, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 42°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 18th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 21st (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns day trip planning app .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Spend the 22nd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 23rd (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, have fun at Port Douglas Tennis Club, stroll through Four Mile Beach, and stop by With Sugar.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stroll through Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower. On the next day, tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach.

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You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Lord Howe Island in 7.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

1
night
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 28th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, then explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, and finally get great views at Govetts Leap. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): explore and take pictures at The National Pass, then take some stellar pictures from Hargraves Lookout, then take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, and finally make a trip to Echo Point Lookout.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read our Katoomba vacation maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and train from Lord Howe Island to Katoomba in 6 hours. December in Katoomba sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, The National Pass, Hargraves Lookout, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

6
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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sydney tour planner .

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 4:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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