29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia travel planner

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Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Drive to Cairns International Airport, Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Drive to Blackheath
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Blackheath
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Bus to Charles Eaton Drive, Fly to London

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Cairns

— 2 nights

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.
Spend the 5th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 6th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns day trip app.

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from London in June, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Cape Tribulation

— 2 nights
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.
On the 7th (Tue), stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach, then take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, then experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, and finally experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubuji Boardwalk, then explore the galleries of Daintree Entomological museum, and finally hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Port Douglas

— 3 nights
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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take an in-depth tour of Port Douglas Court House Museum, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. June in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Blackheath

— 2 nights
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get great views at The Three Sisters, don't miss a visit to Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia, take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, don't miss a visit to Hat Hill Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Day Gallery, and finally make a trip to Gallery Blackheath. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Trees Adventure Grose River Park, admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Everglades House & Gardens, and finally don't miss a visit to Sublime Point Lookout.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Blackheath route planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Blackheath in 26.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Port Douglas in June, you will find days in Blackheath are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are cooler (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Blackheath

Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Sydney

— 4 nights

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Blackheath to Sydney takes 2 hours. Traveling from Blackheath in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Melbourne

— 4 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 20th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and see the interesting displays at Australian Sports Museum.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip builder.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in June, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Parks

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 4 nights
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: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and don't miss a visit to Field of Light.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning tool.

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in June, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 5 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring nature at Maguk Gorge. Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring ancient history at Ubirr. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of Animal Tracks Safari, explore and take pictures at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, and trek along Gubara.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Australia travel guide

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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.