29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Cairns
— 6 nights
4
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Stockholm

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Palm Beach and Shelly Beach. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Katoomba, approximately 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, stroll through Clovelly, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip builder tool .

Stockholm, Sweden to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Stockholm to Sydney. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in December; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Bronte Beach, Shelly Beach, Palm Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kata Tjuta and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Visiting Uluru and Walpa Gorge will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, learn more about the world around you at Wintjiri Arts + Museum, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online vacation builder .

Fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 42°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

6
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 Trinity Beach and Birdworld Kuranda. We've included these beaches for you: Palm Cove Beach and Four Mile Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Spas & Wellness) and Safaris (in Port Douglas). Spend the 28th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip planning tool .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, you will find days in Cairns are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Trinity Beach, Birdworld Kuranda
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

7
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kings Beach and Kirra Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Burleigh Head National Park and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Venture out of the city with trips to Bulcock Beach (in Caloundra), Natural Bridge (in Springbrook) and Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Maroochydore Beach, take in the waterfront at Eagle Street Pier, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and stroll through Moffat Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane holiday planner.

Fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in January, expect nights in Brisbane to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Gold Coast, Maroochydore Beach, Buderim Forest Park
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
On the 10th (Thu), ride a horse along Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures and then look for all kinds of wild species at Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Terrigal Beach and then meet the residents at Australian Reptile Park.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Australian Reptile Park, Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures, Terrigal Beach
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Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park ©
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach

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