29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  14​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  6​h
4
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
7
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get some historical perspective at Nourlangie Rock and Ubirr. Take a break from the city and head to Yellow Water and Mamukala Wetlands. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, take in the dramatic natural features at Bilkbilkmi / Graveside Gorge, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, and take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip planning site .

London, UK to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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.
Visiting Uluru and Mutitjulu Waterhole will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge. There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, and trek along Kuniya Walk.

Make your Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In February, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

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
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some cultural insight at Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Melbourne Gaol and Old Safety Deposit Building. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee--about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne online trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, Melbourne is slightly colder than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Escape the urban bustle at The National Pass and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Step out of Katoomba to go to Faulconbridge and see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, which is approximately 32 minutes away. On the 4th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, trek along The Giant Stairway, and take a peaceful walk through Coachwood Glen Nature Trail.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Katoomba trip builder site .

Do a combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Perry's Lookdown, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 5:
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Perry's Lookdown ©
Perry's Lookdown
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Justice & Police Museum and Fort Denison Island will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Bondi Beach, push the limits with an extreme tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sydney online travel route planner .

Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can 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
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Step out of the city life by going to Ned's Beach and Lord Howe Island Walking Trails. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, get interesting insight from Tours, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island holiday planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

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 Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Myall Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Thornton Beach in Thornton Beach (about 54 minutes away). Spend the 15th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for gifts at With Sugar, and take in the exciting artwork at Des Spencer Galleries.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas in 7.5 hours. March in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 16:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cairns journey builder site .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 17:
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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