29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Baden-Baden
Fly:  36​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
6
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
8
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  25​h
End: Baden-Baden

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Maguk Gorge and Yellow Water will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls, and make a trip to Mirrai Lookout.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip planning tool .

Baden-Baden, Germany to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 36-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kata Tjuta and Kuniya Walk. Take a break from the city and head to Uluru and Walpa Gorge. There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. September in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Melbourne Zoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip planning website .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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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.
Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for all kinds of wild species at North Head Sanctuary, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Sydney route builder .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in September, with highs in Sydney at 25°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

North Head Sanctuary
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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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 12th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, and then trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island vacation planner.

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors 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

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Opal Reef. Spend the 14th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, take an in-depth tour of Port Douglas Court House Museum, get outside with Horses in Port, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

Discover how to plan a Port Douglas trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas in 7.5 hours. In September in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Thornton Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Myall Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: trek along Dubuji Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cape Tribulation road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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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 get in some beach time at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. It doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Earl Hill.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Cairns day trip website .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Cairns by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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