29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
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Warrnambool
— 4 nights
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Newcastle
— 4 nights
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Forster
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 2 nights

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mossman Gorge Centre and Daintree Discovery Centre. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Agincourt Reef. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planning tool.

Oslo, Norway to Port Douglas is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Oslo in October, expect Port Douglas to be much hotter, temps between 34°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Daintree Discovery Centre, Mossman Gorge Centre, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Highlights from your plan
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton), Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Davies Creek National Park (in Mareeba). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Historic Village Herberton, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Davies Creek National Park
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seal Bay Conservation Park and Raptor Domain. Take a break from the city and head to Flinders Chase National Park and Stokes Beach. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Little Sahara and learn about winemaking at The Islander Estate Vineyards.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island online day trip planner.

Getting from Cairns to Kangaroo Island by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairns to Kangaroo Island is minus 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

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

4
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Twelve Apostles and Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve. Get outdoors at Loch Ard Gorge and Childer's Cove. Get out of town with these interesting Warrnambool side-trips: Port Campbell (Gibsons Steps & London Bridge). There's still lots to do: grab your bike and head to Foreshore Promenade and identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Warrnambool trip itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Warrnambool in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Childer's Cove, Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

4
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Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Take a break from the city and head to Tomaree Head and Zenith Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Caves Beach and Winda Woppa Reserve. Get out of town with these interesting Newcastle side-trips: Hawks Nest (Bennetts Beach & Jimmy's Beach) and Fingal Bay Beach (in Fingal Bay).

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Newcastle road trip planning app.

Do a combination of train and flight from Warrnambool to Newcastle in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. November in Newcastle sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Forster.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Hawks Nest, Shoal Bay, Caves Beach, Fingal Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Caves Beach ©
Caves Beach
Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach

3
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Forster

Forster ©
Forster is a coastal town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Mid-Coast Council LGA, about 308km north-north-east of Sydney. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seal Rocks Lighthouse and Elizabeth Beach. Relax by the water at Cellito Beach and Seven Mile Beach. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Whitewashed Gallery.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Forster trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Newcastle to Forster in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Forster can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Sydney.

Things to do in Forster

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Seal Rocks Lighthouse, Whitewashed Gallery, Elizabeth Beach, Cellito Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cellito Beach ©
Cellito Beach
Seven Mile Beach
Seven Mile Beach

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and then enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House. Here are some ideas for day two: visit Darling Harbour and then wander the streets of The Rocks.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by car from Forster to Sydney takes 4 hours. In November, daytime highs in Sydney are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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

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