29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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Hervey Bay
— 1 night
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
3
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
4
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
5
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
7
Melbourne
— 4 nights
8
Sydney
— 4 nights

1
night
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): look for gifts at Mary Ryan's, then take an in-depth tour of Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, and then make a trip to The Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Esplanade and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hervey Bay sightseeing website.

Brisbane to Hervey Bay is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum ©
Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum
The Pier ©
The Pier

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Kuranda Rainforest Journeys (in Kuranda). Spend the 16th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Hervey Bay to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Hervey Bay - with highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Kuranda Rainforest Journeys
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

3
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.
Cape Tribulation is known for adventure, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see D'Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours, experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach, and go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation trip planner.

Drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Ocean Safari ©
Ocean Safari
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm

4
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 22nd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

6
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 and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an exotic tour of Animal Tracks Safari, take a memorable tour with Guluyambi Cultural Cruise, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Billabong, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and bus takes about 12 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) due to the time zone difference. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Animal Tracks Safari ©
Animal Tracks Safari
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our 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 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 5th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Fitzroy Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Melbourne attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne is 0.5 hours. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, plan for much colder days in Melbourne, with highs around 20°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Parks

Side Trip

Jewish Holocaust Centre
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip builder website.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in Sydney reach 25°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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

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