29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  26​h
1
Broome
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
6
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Copenhagen

4
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cable Beach and Roebuck Bay. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, meet the residents at Aqua Broome, get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, and explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Broome trip itinerary maker .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Broome is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Broome. While traveling from Copenhagen, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Broome, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay
Aqua Broome ©
Aqua Broome

3
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Bring the kids along to Litchfield National Park and Wave Lagoon. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Defence of Darwin Experience. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, take in the waterfront at Darwin Wharf Precinct, and make a splash at Big Buoy Water Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Broome to Darwin in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Broome to Darwin is 1 hour. October in Darwin sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wave Lagoon ©
Wave Lagoon
Big Buoy Water Park ©
Big Buoy Water Park

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seal Bay Conservation Park and Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. Kids will appreciate attractions like Flinders Chase National Park and Raptor Domain. There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Will's Rare Breeds Farm.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kangaroo Island day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Darwin to Kangaroo Island takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park ©
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

3
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.
Attractions like Bondi Beach and Sydney Tower Eye and Skywalk make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In October in Sydney, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

4
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Bring the kids along to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Wet 'n' Wild Water World. Explore hidden gems such as Dreamworld and Burleigh Head National Park. Step out of Gold Coast with an excursion to Cape Byron Walking Track in Byron Bay--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, stroll through Coolangatta Beach, and get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast online trip maker .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cape Byron Walking Track
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Mossman Gorge. Attractions like Daintree Discovery Centre and Horseback Riding Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Port Douglas to go to Cow Bay and see Cow Bay Beach, which is approximately 44 minutes away. It doesn't end there: explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas vacation maker website .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in October, things will get a bit warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Cow Bay Beach ©
Cow Bay Beach

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Muddy's Playground. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palm Cove Beach and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Change things up with a short trip to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove (about 44 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cairns road trip website .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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