29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h 45​min
8
Kakadu National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Manchester

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll through Melbourne Zoo, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, and enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online itinerary planner .

Manchester, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. In May in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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 17th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and then stroll through Uluru Hiking Path. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, trek along Kuniya Walk, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

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Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Melbourne in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

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.
Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, which is approximately 44 minutes away. Spend the 19th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Yorkeys Knob Beach and get outside with Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

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Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, with highs in Cairns at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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.
On the 22nd (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

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You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In May, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

3
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Gold Coast takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. In May, Gold Coast is a bit cooler than Port Douglas - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay May 24 — 27:
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

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Getting from Gold Coast to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): stroll through Lagoon Beach and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island road trip planning website .

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Kakadu National Park.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach

4
nights
Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Yellow Water and Nature & Wildlife Tours.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kakadu National Park vacation planner.

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Kakadu National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 14 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lord Howe Island to Kakadu National Park due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kakadu National Park

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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