29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
1
Perth
— 7 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Perth

7
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Fremantle (Fremantle Prison, Fremantle Markets, & more), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). Pack the 18th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Adventure World Perth Australia. Dedicate the 19th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, explore the activities along Swan River, take in the views from Elizabeth Quay, and take in the waterfront activity at Hillarys Boat Harbour.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Perth driving holiday planning tool .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Perth International Airport. In January in Perth, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Scarborough Beach, Cottesloe Beach, Adventure World Perth Australia, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 22:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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 23rd (Wed): hike along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary planner.

Fly from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Perth in January: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

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
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Safaris
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

3
nights
Darwin

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.
Keep things going the next day: make a splash at Darwin Waterfront.

To find out how to plan a trip to Darwin, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Cairns to Darwin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Darwin sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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Darwin Waterfront ©
Darwin Waterfront
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). And it doesn't end there: get your game on at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and explore the activities along The Brisbane River.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane online road trip planner .

You can fly from Darwin to Brisbane in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, Brisbane is little chillier than Darwin - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gold Coast
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 4:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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 5th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens, then make a trip to Shrine of Remembrance, and finally don't miss a visit to Block Arcade.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Melbourne driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Melbourne, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 7th (Thu), take a leisurely stroll along Glenelg Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, then get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum, then wander the streets of Rundle Mall, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Glenelg Pier
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Migration Museum
Migration Museum

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 10th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, then identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and then experience rural life at Island Pure Sheep Dairy.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island holiday planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch

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