29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
4
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Cooktown
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Townsville
— 1 day
bus:  3​h 45​min
7
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
8
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
9
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Watson's Bay and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, steep yourself in history at Justice & Police Museum, and appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sydney online attractions planner .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Sydney. In June, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll get in some beach time at Eastern Beach Reserve and St. Kilda Beach. Shrine of Remembrance and St. Patrick's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: St Mary of the Angels (in Geelong) and Spas & Wellness (in Daylesford). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

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Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Geelong, Spas & Wellness, St. Kilda Beach
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Spas & Wellness
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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.
Get in touch with nature at Kata Tjuta and Kuniya Walk. Uluru and Valley of the Winds are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: get outside with Walpa Gorge, look for all kinds of wild species at Red Desert Reptiles, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
nights
Port Douglas

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 Mossman Gorge and Agincourt Reef. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and With Sugar. Spend the 25th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 26th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef and learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas vacation builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June: highs in Port Douglas hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cooktown.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge
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Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge

2
nights
Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Cooktown History Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Finch Bay, then take an in-depth tour of James Cook Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Kuku Bulkaway Aboriginal Art Gallery, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Grassy Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Trevethan Falls, then explore the striking landscape of Black Mountain National Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Great Northern Tours, and finally stroll the grounds of Cooktown War Memorial.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cooktown online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cooktown in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Cooktown

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Black Mountain National Park
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Finch Bay ©
Finch Bay
Grassy Hill ©
Grassy Hill
James Cook Museum ©
James Cook Museum

1
day
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
On the 29th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Museum of Tropical Queensland, kick back and relax at The Strand, and then take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Townsville vacation builder site .

Explore your travel options from Cooktown to Townsville with the Route module. June in Townsville sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

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nights
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Airlie Beach Lagoon and Kayaking & Canoeing. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Grays Bay and Horseshoe Bay. Go for a jaunt from Airlie Beach to Bowen to see Mother Beddock Rock about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Charter Yachts Australia, look for gifts at Grotty Yachty Clothing, take in the exciting artwork at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, and tour the water at your own pace with Whitsunday Boat Hire.

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

Traveling by bus from Townsville to Airlie Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Townsville in June, you will find days in Airlie Beach are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trip

Bowen
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 3:
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Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Whitsunday Island day trip planning site .

Traveling by ferry from Airlie Beach to Whitsunday Island takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Airlie Beach in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Whitsunday Island, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Palm Cove Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip website .

Getting from Whitsunday Island to Cairns by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Whitsunday Island in July, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

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