29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Lagos
Fly + Drive:  29​h
1
Faulconbridge
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 15​min
8
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  35​h
End: Lagos

1
night
Faulconbridge

Faulconbridge ©
Faulconbridge is a village located in the Blue Mountains 77 km west of Sydney, New South Wales and is 450 metres above sea level. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): look for gifts at The Nook, stop by The Candy Store Leura, then browse the exhibits of Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, then admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, and finally examine the collection at Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along The National Pass, browse the exhibits of Falls Gallery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, and finally look for gifts at Rick Rutherford's Country.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Faulconbridge online route planner .

Lagos, Nigeria to Faulconbridge is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Lagos to Faulconbridge due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lagos in December; daily highs in Faulconbridge reach 34°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Faulconbridge

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Katoomba, Leura, Rick Rutherford's Country, Falls Gallery, The National Pass
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Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

5
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Victoria's Basement. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip maker tool .

You can drive from Faulconbridge to Sydney in 1.5 hours. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) 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
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 11th (Tue), trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lord Howe Island trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

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
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Gallery of Victoria and National Sports Museum. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Melbourne Central, stop by Readings Book Shop, take a stroll through Degraves Street, and take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Melbourne road trip planning site .

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Melbourne in 5.5 hours. In December in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Walkatjara Art and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Uluru and Valley of the Winds. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, go for a walk through Field of Light, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 42°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

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
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Josephine Falls. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove--about 44 minutes away. There's more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cairns travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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.
Head to Coffee Works and With Sugarfor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 24th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach and look for gifts at Funstuff by Lynda.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas day trip app .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Yellow Water and Warradjan Cultural Centre. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock. Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands and don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:
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Mamukala Wetlands ©
Mamukala Wetlands
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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