29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  30​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  9​h
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 30​min
8
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  33​h
End: London

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get outdoors at Ubirr and Cahills Crossing. Get some cultural insight at Maguk Gorge and Yellow Water. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Wetlands, take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls, and see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip maker website .

London, UK to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is 9 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

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

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 in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Visit Trinity Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Nudey Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cairns online road trip planner .

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. October in Cairns sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Yorkeys Knob Beach ©
Yorkeys Knob 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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. You'll get in some beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Four Mile Beach. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, look for gifts at With Sugar, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas visit planning site .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 18:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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.
Get some cultural insight at Uluru and Mutitjulu Waterhole. Get in touch with nature at Kata Tjuta and Kuniya Walk. There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow 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
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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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.
Visit Old Melbourne Gaol and Shrine of Remembrance for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Museum and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne sightseeing planner.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, expect nights in Melbourne to be slightly colder, around 9°C, while days are cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Dee Why Beach. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Freshwater Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Phillip's Anglican church.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sydney tour itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, and then trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island online road trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie and then kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek and then explore the activities along Lake Allom.

For maps and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island takes 9.5 hours. In November in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

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