29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Perth
— Few hours
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Brisbane
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
9
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
10
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at The University of Western Australia, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Perth travel route planning site .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from London in July, expect Perth to be little chillier, temps between 21°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
The University of Western Australia ©

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Perth to Jabiru in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

2
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 5th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 6th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for gifts at Coffee Works, trot along with a tour on horseback, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planning site .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

2
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.
On the 8th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Daintree National Park. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, and then hike along Dubuji Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. July in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 10th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Shaolin Junk Cruises, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns itinerary planner.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Cairns by combination of car, ferry, and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Shaolin Junk Cruises
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally admire all the interesting features of Uluru.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in July: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

2
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, stroll through Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary maker app .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July: highs in Melbourne hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
On the 18th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip maker .

You can fly from Melbourne to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect Brisbane to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:
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

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Head, enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and make a trip to K'gari.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island travel planning app .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
K'gari ©
K'gari
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

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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, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sydney travel route website .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Fraser Island in July: highs in Sydney hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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