29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 4 nights
2
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
3
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
6
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
7
Sydney
— 5 nights
8
Darwin
— 3 nights

4
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Muddy's Playground. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, make a splash at Cairns Wake park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ZOO TO YOU HQ - Discovery Centre, and have fun at Figtree Playground.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cairns visit planner.

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

3
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Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Daintree Discovery Centre and Cape Tribulation Beach. Explore Cape Tribulation's surroundings by going to Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Cow Bay Beach). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, shop like a local with Daintree Entomological museum, stroll through Myall Beach, and relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Cow Bay
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Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

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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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Daintree Wild Zoo in Daintree (about 34 minutes away). There's much more to do: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and head outdoors with Horses in Port.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas tour itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Daintree Wild Zoo, Wonga Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

3
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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.
Family-friendly places like Uluru and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: hike along Uluru Hiking Path, go for a walk through Field of Light, get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Port Douglas in August, plan for little chillier days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, examine the collection at Australian Sports Museum, and stop by SpellBox.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Melbourne, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Scienceworks, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
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Kangaroo Island

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see Off-Road Tours and then get to know the resident critters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Off-Road Tours
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park ©
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park

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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.
Attractions like Sydney Opera House and Bondi to Coogee Walk make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip planner.

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Sydney by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. In August in Sydney, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stroll around Leanyer Recreation Park, then make a trip to Burnett House, then stroll through Mindil Beach, and finally cool off at Wave Lagoon. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Darwin trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Sydney to Darwin in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Darwin. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Sydney in August: highs in Darwin hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 22°C. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Wave Lagoon ©
Wave Lagoon

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