29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  22 h
1
Perth
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  8 h
2
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 45 min
8
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
9
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly + Train:  23 h 30 min
End: Brussels

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint and then walk around Kings Park & Botanic Garden. On your second day here, explore the activities along Swan River and then steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Perth attractions planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Perth is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Brussels to Perth, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Perth, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

1
night
Torquay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): let the kids burn off some steam at Torquay Foreshore Play Park and then admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road. On the next day, take a peaceful walk through Lorne Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Torquay trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Perth to Torquay in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Torquay. While traveling from Perth, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Torquay, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lorne Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Torquay Foreshore Play Park ©
Torquay Foreshore Play Park

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Melbourne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Melbourne are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then engage your brain at Questacon.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Canberra when traveling from Melbourne in July, with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

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, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

Plan trip to Sydney with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Canberra in July: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

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

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sea World Theme Park
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, trek along Kuniya Walk, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path.

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Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Brisbane in July, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

2
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 16th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 18th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas journey app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, you will find days in Port Douglas are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are warmer (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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 19th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 21st (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph, enjoy some diversion at Muddy's Playground, and don't miss a visit to Green Island.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Cairns day trip planning site .

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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