29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
8
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: London

3
nights
Cairns

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.
Cairns is known for adventure, trails, parks, fun & games, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary builder site .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cairns is 10 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in January: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. You will leave for Port Douglas on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Spend the 26th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and stop by Coffee Works.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Port Douglas trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, get lost in a book at State Library Of Queensland, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Brisbane road trip planning app .

Getting from Port Douglas to Brisbane by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brisbane: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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.
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, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sydney road trip app .

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 4:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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 5th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St John the Baptist Church, make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Canberra holiday planning app .

Getting from Sydney to Canberra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in February, Canberra is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout

4
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, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Museums Parks
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 9:
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: explore and take pictures at Uluru, stroll through Kuniya Walk, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in February, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 43°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

4
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Fremantle (Fremantle Markets, South Beach Recreation Reserve, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, meet the residents at Perth Zoo, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and kick back and relax at Trigg Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Perth trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, things will get a bit cooler in Perth: highs are around 38°C and lows about 20°C. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Sun).

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Perth Zoo, Trigg Beach, Scarborough Beach, Cottesloe Beach
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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