29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Canberra
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h
5
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
8
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Australian War Memorial and National Portrait Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mugga-Mugga Cottage and Lanyon Homestead. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, get curious at Questacon, pause for some serene contemplation at Free Serbian Orthodox Church St George, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Australia.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Canberra trip site .

Melbourne to Canberra is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Canberra, with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Mugga-Mugga Cottage
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

3
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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.
On the 3rd (Wed), examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, then explore the world behind art at Australian Centre for Photography, then take a stroll through The Rocks, and finally admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, then steep yourself in history at Museum of Sydney, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and finally take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip planner .

Getting from Canberra to Sydney by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in July, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Gallery of Modern Art. Queensland Art Gallery and Cathedral Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Brisbane online attractions planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Brisbane are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

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.
You'll explore and learn at Historic Village Herberton and Cairns Art Gallery. The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and St Monica's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 8th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones.

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You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Historic Village Herberton
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock. Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, and make a trip to Mirrai Lookout.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

3
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct, brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Aviation Museum, then examine the collection at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and finally examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Darwin trip planner .

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Darwin, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Tours Museums
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

3
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Uluru and Valley of the Winds. You'll explore and learn at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, and trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Darwin to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Darwin in July, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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nights
Broome

A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Broome Historical Museum and SSJG Heritage Centre. Your inner history buff will appreciate Catholic Diocese of Broome and Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral. Spend the 22nd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cable Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stroll the grounds of Japanese Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Broome trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Broome by flight takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Broome is minus 1 hour. In July, Broome is a bit warmer than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Perth.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
SSJG Heritage Centre ©
SSJG Heritage Centre

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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.
On the 25th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Western Australian Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at The Shipwreck Galleries, then contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, and finally make a trip to Elizabeth Quay. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, then appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Perth holiday builder tool .

Getting from Broome to Perth by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Broome in July, you will find days in Perth are much colder (21°C), and nights are little chillier (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fremantle
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
The Shipwreck Galleries ©
The Shipwreck Galleries

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