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
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
6
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: London

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cairns holiday planner.

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Cairns, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay May 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Myall Beach (in Cape Tribulation) and Daintree Entomological museum (in Diwan). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip planner.

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay May 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & The Three Sisters) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Sydney in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, Sydney is slightly colder than Port Douglas - with highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay May 19 — 25:
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

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get your game on at Zero Latency, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

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Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in May; daily highs in Melbourne reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay May 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
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 the striking landscape at Uluru, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning site .

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in May, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

4
nights
Perth

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Step out of Perth with an excursion to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Perth vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Perth

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

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