29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  14​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 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
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Ubirr, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water, and contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip tool .

London, UK to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) 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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Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Kuniya Walk, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In July in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll through St. Kilda Beach, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and wander the streets of Melbourne Central.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Melbourne online tour itinerary builder .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, plan for little chillier days in Melbourne, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

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.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take in panoramic vistas at Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sydney, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
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 18th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, and then stroll through Ned's Beach. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island travel planning site .

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time 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

3
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.
Spend the 20th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 21st (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, look for gifts at With Sugar, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas takes 7.5 hours. In July in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and then kick back and relax at Thornton Beach. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Cape Tribulation road trip site .

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 July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Spas & Wellness in Palm Cove, approximately 30 minutes away. Spend the 26th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 28th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary planning website .

Take a bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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