29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Canberra
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
3
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Drive:  15​h 45​min
4
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  48​h
6
Exmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  13​h 15​min
7
Perth
— 5 nights
End: Perth

4
nights
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.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, nature, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, get curious at Questacon, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, and don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Canberra road trip planning tool .

Sydney to Canberra is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Canberra hover around 20°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 11th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 10th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Shrine of Remembrance, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online travel route planner .

Fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 7°C in Melbourne. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Food Tours
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to God's Hill Wines (in Lyndoch), Flaxman Wines (in Eden Valley) and Greenock (Kalleske Wines & Murray Street Vineyards). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Wolf Blass, take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park, and make a trip to Adelaide Oval.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Adelaide are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Wineries, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Tanunda, Greenock, Marananga, Wolf Blass, Domain Day Cellar Door
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 16:
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Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
The Cedars ©
The Cedars

1
night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get great views at Anzac Hill, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Alice Springs itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Adelaide to Alice Springs in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Adelaide in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Alice Springs, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get outside with Walpa Gorge, take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Uluru Hiking Path, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore and take pictures at Uluru.

Plan my day in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

3
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Jurabi Point Beach and then kick back and relax at Turquoise Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): view the masterpieces at The Ningaloo Gallery, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, and finally meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Exmouth online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Exmouth in 22.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Exmouth. In September, daytime highs in Exmouth are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 25th (Tue), you'll travel to Perth.

Things to do in Exmouth

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:
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Shark Diving
Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

5
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 Prison (in Fremantle), Millendon (Fig Tree Estate, Tyler's Vineyard, & more) and Herne Hill (Talijancich Wines & Illusionary Art). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Perth day trip planning app .

You can fly from Exmouth to Perth in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Exmouth in September; daily highs in Perth reach 24°C and lows reach 9°C. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Wineries, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Millendon, Herne Hill, Rollerzone, Caversham Wildlife Park, Perth Zoo
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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