29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  15​h
1
Exmouth
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
10
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
night
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stroll through Wobiri Beach and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef and then see some colorful creatures with Turquoise Bay.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Exmouth itinerary maker tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Exmouth is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Singapore, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Exmouth, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Exmouth

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. Melbourne Museum and National Sports Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, take an in-depth tour of Italian Museum and Historical Society, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne day trip planner .

Fly from Exmouth to Melbourne in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Exmouth to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Exmouth in July; daily highs in Melbourne reach 15°C and lows reach 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, then ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, then steep yourself in history at Mugga-Mugga Cottage, and finally engage your brain at Questacon.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 0°C in Canberra. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mugga-Mugga Cottage
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Mugga-Mugga Cottage ©
Mugga-Mugga Cottage
Questacon ©
Questacon

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.
Visit The Rocks and St Thomas Becket Church for their historical value. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, contemplate the long history of Vaucluse House, and examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sydney tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then stroll through Ned's Beach.

Start your trip to Lord Howe Island by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at St Monica's Cathedral and Bones and Jones. Visit Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach for some beach relaxation. Spend the 26th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 28th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip maker site .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Cairns by flight takes about 6.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, and then trek along Dubuji Boardwalk. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, then get curious at Daintree Discovery Centre, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cow Bay Beach.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation day trip planning website .

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cow Bay
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Ngarru Gallery. Spend the 31st (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 2nd (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, look for gifts at With Sugar, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In July in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 3:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Uluru and Kuniya Walk are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, don't miss a visit to Uluru, and take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey builder website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are colder with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

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
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge, make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk, admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls, and examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 11:
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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