29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 2 nights
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
4
Albany
— 2 nights
5
Broome
— 2 nights
6
Darwin
— 3 nights
7
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
8
Cairns
— 4 nights
9
Brisbane
— 3 nights

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Australian National Maritime Museum and Jason Ree. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Bondi Beach. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, see the interesting displays at Qantas Heritage Collection, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip app.

Auckland, New Zealand to Sydney is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Sydney is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Auckland in July, expect nights in Sydney to be slightly colder, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like ArtVo and Bendigo Art Gallery. St Paul's Cathedral and Old Melbourne Gaol will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Daylesford to see Spas about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: engage your brain at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, steep yourself in history at Cooks' Cottage, and take a stroll through Degraves Street.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Melbourne reach 15°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Spas, Bendigo Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery
ArtVo ©
ArtVo
Australian Centre for the Moving Image ©
Australian Centre for the Moving Image

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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.
Attractions like Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru make great kid-friendly stops. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Uluru Hiking Path and Walpa Gorge. There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and don't miss a visit to Field of Light.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip app.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Albany.

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

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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.
Relax by the water at Greens Pool and Middleton Beach. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and The Gap and Natural Bridge will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station, don't miss a visit to Albany Wind Farm, and examine the collection at National Anzac Centre.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Albany trip planning website.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Albany in 11 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Albany, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days in Albany, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors · Museums · 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

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Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, then kick back and relax at Cable Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park. Keep things going the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then explore and take pictures at Gantheaume Point.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Broome trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Albany to Broome takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Albany in July: highs in Broome hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Crocosaurus Cove and Defence of Darwin Experience. Museum-lovers will appreciate Darwin Aviation Museum and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility. Change things up with these side-trips from Darwin: Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs) and Litchfield National Park (in Batchelor). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park and get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Darwin trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Broome to Darwin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Broome to Darwin. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Darwin when traveling from Broome in July, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Territory Wildlife Park, Litchfield National Park
Highlights from your plan
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park

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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 Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Take a break from the city and head to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Opal Reef. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Agincourt Reef, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip site.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Port Douglas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Darwin to Port Douglas is 0.5 hours. When traveling from Darwin in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Port Douglas, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at St Monica's Cathedral and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Palm Cove Beach and River Rafting & Tubing. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see Off-Road Tours, head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cairns trip simple and quick.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach
Highlights from your plan
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Burleigh Heads Beach and Coolangatta Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Gallery of Modern Art and State Library Of Queensland. Step out of Brisbane to go to Robina and see Robina Town Centre, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), get in on the family fun at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel), and examine the collection at Museum of Brisbane.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane driving holiday website.

Fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cairns in July, with highs in Brisbane at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Gold Coast
Highlights from your plan
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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