29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Darwin
— 4 nights
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
3
Katherine
— 2 nights
4
Alice Springs
— 1 night
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
6
Cairns
— 4 nights
7
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
8
Sydney
— 4 nights
9
Broome
— 3 nights

4
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Defence of Darwin Experience and Darwin Aviation Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Crocosaurus Cove and Territory Wildlife Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park, identify plant and animal life at East Point Reserve, make a trip to Burnett House, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Darwin online tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to Darwin is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9.5 hours traveling from London to Darwin due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in Darwin at 37°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Territory Wildlife Park
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Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
Berry Springs Nature Park ©
Berry Springs Nature Park

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Bring the kids along to Ubirr and Cahills Crossing. Step off the beaten path and head to Nourlangie Rock and Maguk Gorge. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Billabong, admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Gubara.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Katherine.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge

2
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. On the 10th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Nitmiluk National Park and then explore the striking landscape at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge. Keep things going the next day: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, stroll through Jatbula Trail, and then take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Katherine trip builder tool.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Katherine by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Katherine are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:
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Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge ©
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge
Katherine Hot Springs ©
Katherine Hot Springs

1
night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, then steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Katherine to Alice Springs takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Katherine in August; daily highs in Alice Springs reach 27°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Uluru, trek along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

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Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

4
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.
Visiting Palm Cove Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Off-Road Tours. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns route planning tool.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 18:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mossman Gorge Centre and Daintree National Park. Take a break from the city and head to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Agincourt Reef. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Daintree National Park
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 22:
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

4
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and St. Mary's Cathedral. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk and Sydney Opera House. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Anzac Memorial, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

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You can fly from Port Douglas to Sydney in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in August, things will get little chillier in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk ©
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral

3
nights
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 27th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Broome online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Broome takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sydney to Broome, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Sydney in August: highs in Broome hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:
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Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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