28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney
— 4 nights
2
Manly
— 1 night
3
Leura
— 4 nights
4
Cootamundra
— 1 night
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
6
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
7
Cairns
— 5 nights
8
Toowoomba
— 1 night
9
Armidale
— 1 night
10
Yamba
— 1 night
11
Sawtell
— 1 night

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Sydney. In July, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Manly.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

1
night
Manly

Manly
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Manly trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Manly takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. July in Manly sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 25th (Sat), you'll travel to Leura.

Things to do in Manly

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

4
nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Explore Leura's surroundings by going to Trees Adventure Grose River Park (in Richmond) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, head outdoors with Evans Lookout, take in the pleasant sights at Gordon Falls Lookout, and admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Leura travel planner.

Drive from Manly to Leura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Manly in July, Leura is slightly colder at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cootamundra.

Things to do in Leura

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Trees Adventure Grose River Park, Wentworth Falls
Highlights from your plan
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

1
night
Cootamundra

Cootamundra ©
Cootamundra is a town in the South West Slopes region of New South Wales, Australia and within the Riverina. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): make a trip to Cootamundra Creative Arts & Cultural Centre and then examine the collection at Cootamundra Heritage Centre.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cootamundra trip planner.

Traveling by car from Leura to Cootamundra takes 4 hours. When traveling from Leura in July, plan for little chillier days in Cootamundra, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cootamundra

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cootamundra Heritage Centre ©
Cootamundra Heritage Centre
Cootamundra Creative Arts & Cultural Centre ©

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Uluru, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cootamundra to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Cootamundra in July, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Cape Tribulation (Marrdja Botanical Walk & Cape Trib Farm) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). Spend the 3rd (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas is 0.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, with highs in Port Douglas at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge Centre, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 8th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire all the interesting features of Earl Hill, pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph, and take in the exciting artwork at Underart Gallery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cairns route website.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. August in Cairns sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Toowoomba.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Earl Hill
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Spas

1
night
Toowoomba

Toowoomba ©
Toowoomba is a city in the Darling Downs region in the Australian state of Queensland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): learn about all things military at Milne Bay Military Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then browse the exhibits of First Coat Outdoor Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Jim's Jerky on Hume.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Toowoomba trip maker website.

Getting from Cairns to Toowoomba by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Cairns, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Toowoomba, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Armidale.

Things to do in Toowoomba

Museums · Shopping · Spas
Highlights from your plan
Jim's Jerky on Hume ©
Jim's Jerky on Hume
Spas

1
night
Armidale

Armidale ©
Armidale is a city in the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia. On the 14th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Armidale Art Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saints Mary and Joseph Catholic Cathedral, then take a memorable drive along Waterfall Way, and finally stroll around Armidale Bicentennial Arboretum.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Armidale vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Toowoomba to Armidale takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yamba.

Things to do in Armidale

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Armidale Bicentennial Arboretum ©
Armidale Bicentennial Arboretum
Armidale Art Gallery ©
Armidale Art Gallery
Saints Mary and Joseph Catholic Cathedral ©
Saints Mary and Joseph Catholic Cathedral

1
night
Yamba

Yamba is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia at the mouth of the Clarence River. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours, stop by My Fave Home Living, and then enjoy the sea views from Clarence River Lighthouse.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yamba attractions planner.

Drive from Armidale to Yamba in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Yamba are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sawtell.

Things to do in Yamba

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Clarence River Lighthouse ©
Clarence River Lighthouse
My Fave Home Living ©
My Fave Home Living

1
night
Sawtell

Sawtell ©
Sawtell is a coastal village near Coffs Harbour in northern New South Wales, Australia.HistoryIn 1863, a cutter carrying a load of cedar logs ran aground on what would become Sawtell Beach. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Boambee Creek Reserve and then get great views at Boambee Headland.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sawtell travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Yamba to Sawtell in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Sawtell can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sawtell

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Boambee Headland ©
Boambee Headland

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