28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Darwin
— 3 nights
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
5
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
7
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
8
Albany
— 2 nights
9
Margaret River
— 2 nights

3
nights
Darwin

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.
Get in touch with nature at Litchfield National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Defence of Darwin Experience and Helicopter Tours. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park, get interesting insight from Tours, and take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Darwin route planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to Darwin is an approximately 27-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jerusalem to Darwin is 7.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Darwin can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Highlights from your plan
Berry Springs Nature Park ©
Berry Springs Nature Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kids will appreciate attractions like Ubirr and Maguk Gorge. Get a sense of the local culture at Nourlangie Rock and Jim Jim Falls. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Mirray Lookout, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip app.

You can drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

2
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.
You'll explore and learn at Walkatjara Art and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Get outdoors at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru. And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

3
nights
Cairns

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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda, about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Cairns driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, you will find days in Cairns are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are warmer (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
Highlights from your plan
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mossman Gorge Centre and Agincourt Reef. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris will get you outdoors. Take a break from Port Douglas with a short trip to Photography Tours in Daintree, about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, explore the galleries of Ngarru Gallery, and head outdoors with Horses in Port.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Photography Tours
Highlights from your plan
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

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.
Get in touch with nature at Wentworth Falls and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Family-friendly places like Australian National Maritime Museum and The Rocks will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Blue Mountains (in Katoomba). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, and browse the exhibits of Jason Ree.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Sydney online route planner.

Fly from Port Douglas to Sydney in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in August; daily highs in Sydney reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Blue Mountains, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Wentworth Falls
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Escape the urban bustle at Off-Road Tours and Seal Bay Conservation Park. Kids will appreciate attractions like Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary and Flinders Chase National Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Kangaroo Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

2
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, thensee majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Albany's Historic Whaling Station and then enjoy the sand and surf at Greens Pool.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Albany journey maker app.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Albany takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kangaroo Island to Albany is minus 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Albany can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Greens Pool
Highlights from your plan
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station

2
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
On the 22nd (Sat), Head underground at Mammoth Cave, Head underground at Lake Cave, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Jewel Cave, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Margaret River fast, fun, and easy.

Drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Augusta
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

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