29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia travel planner

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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Katoomba
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Perth
— 4 nights
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Cairns

— 3 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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 4th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns holiday maker.

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from London to Cairns, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from London in March: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef. On the next day, soak in some Japanese tradition at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Uluru and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

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Fly from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Douglas in March: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Brisbane

— 2 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
On the 11th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Brisbane takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March: highs in Brisbane hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife

Lord Howe Island

— 2 nights
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island online road trip planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 4 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) is 0.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

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.
Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and Chinese Garden of Friendship. Visiting Bondi to Coogee Walk and Manly Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Lord Howe Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. In March, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba

— 3 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Visiting The National Pass and Wentworth Falls Lookout will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: trek along Grand Canyon track, take in the dramatic scenery at Katoomba Cascades, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, and stroll through The Giant Stairway.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Katoomba trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Katoomba when traveling from Sydney in March, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Sea All Dolphin Swims and The Great Ocean Road. Step out of Melbourne to go to Rosebud and see Amour of the Grape Tours, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Holocaust Centre, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Melbourne road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Katoomba in March, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Perth

— 4 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Get some historical perspective at Fremantle Prison and The Perth Mint. Step out of the city life by going to Cottesloe Beach and Matilda Bay Reserve. When in Perth, make a side trip to see Top Gun Tours in West Swan, approximately West Swan away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, take in the exciting artwork at Trowbridge Gallery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth itinerary planning site.

Getting from Melbourne to Perth by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Perth is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect nights in Perth to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

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.