28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly to Learmonth Airport, Drive to Ningaloo
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Ningaloo
— 2 nights
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Drive to Learmonth Airport, Fly to Melbourne International Airport, Drive to Torquay
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Torquay
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Bus
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Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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Drive to Hobart International Airport, Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Drive to Blue Mountains National Park
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Blue Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly
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Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
Bus to Charles Eaton Drive, Fly to Perth

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Ningaloo

Keep things going the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef and then cruise along Cape Range National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ningaloo day trip planner.

Perth to Ningaloo is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In November, Ningaloo is a bit warmer than Perth - with highs of 41°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Ningaloo

Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Torquay

Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Saltair Spa Retreat Torquay. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): stroll through Bells Beach, then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, then relax and rejuvenate at Saltair Spa Retreat Torquay, and finally browse the exhibits of Surfcoastimages Gallery. On your second day here, visit a coastal fixture at Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, identify plant and animal life at Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Australian National Surfing Museum, then don't miss a visit to Bunyip Sculpture, and finally enjoy the sea views from Split Point Lighthouse.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Torquay online trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ningaloo to Torquay. Traveling from Ningaloo to Torquay, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ningaloo in November, you will find days in Torquay are cooler (25°C), and nights are slightly colder (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take a memorable tour with Cradle Mountain Canyons, contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at Waldheim Alpine Spa and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online visit planner.

Getting from Torquay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Hobart.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Hobart

Tasmania's Capital City

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
You've added South Seas Cocktail Lounge, Hobart Pub Crawl, The Salamanca Whiskey Bar, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get a taste of local nightlife at The Salamanca Whiskey Bar, get a taste of local nightlife at South Seas Cocktail Lounge, go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, then get a taste of local nightlife at Hobart Mountain Bike Tours, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kingston Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): see Hobart Pub Crawl, then take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, then steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and finally kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary planning site.

Take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Port Arthur

Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
On the 5th (Sat), trek along Three Capes Track, contemplate the waterfront views at Fortescue Bay, then see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip planning tool.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Blue Mountains National Park

Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): stop by The Bilpin Fruit Bowl, sample the tasty concoctions at Bilpin Cider Company, do a tasting at Hillbilly Cider, admire the natural beauty at Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, then hike along Cathedral of Ferns Walk, and finally get great views at Pulpit Rock Lookout. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Grand Canyon track, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, then explore the stunning scenery at Lincoln's Rock, and finally stroll through Horseshoe Falls Walk.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Blue Mountains National Park visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Port Arthur to Blue Mountains National Park. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Arthur in December: high temperatures in Blue Mountains National Park hover around 34°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Sydney

The Harbour City

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, then admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, then view the masterpieces at ATTY Gallery, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks. On the next day, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Hyde Park Barracks, then explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Blue Mountains National Park to Sydney. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Whitsunday Island

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitehaven Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Whitsunday Island trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Whitsunday Island in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in December: highs in Whitsunday Island hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 24°C. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cairns.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Billy Tea Safaris, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally trek along Wrights Lookout. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, then get all the information you need at Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre, and finally learn about winemaking at Golden Drop Mango Winery.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cairns day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Whitsunday Island to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the galleries of Ngarru Gallery and then get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip tool.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
On the 18th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, then take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Port Douglas in December, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (42°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Warradjan Cultural Centre and Yellow Water Cruises. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ubirr and Anbangbang Billabong. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Billabong, admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls, explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 11 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

Kakadu National Park travel guide

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World heritage site · Nature & Wildlife Tours · Geologic Formations
In Australia's biggest national park you'll find rugged escarpments, lush rainforest and rock art galleries up to 20,000 years old. Learn about Aboriginal culture from traditional owners the Bininj/Mungguy people, take in thundering waterfalls and witness millions of migratory birds among the wetlands. Experience Kakadu's magic in six dramatically different seasons. International flights arrive directly into Darwin from many global hubs. From the airport it's about a three hour drive by car to Kakadu National Park. Follow the Nature's Way route from Darwin for a longer adventure through the Top End.

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