29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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1
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

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.
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 °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °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
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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 Australian Centre for the Moving Image. St Paul's Cathedral and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Spas (in Daylesford) and Bendigo Art Gallery (in Bendigo). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Degraves Street, see the interesting displays at Australian Sports Museum, explore the world behind art at Victorian Artists' Society, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Spas, Bendigo Art Gallery
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Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery
ArtVo ©
ArtVo
Australian Centre for the Moving Image ©
Australian Centre for the Moving Image

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.
Attractions like Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru Hiking Path make great kid-friendly stops. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Valley of the Winds and Walkatjara Art. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in July, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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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. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station, and don't miss a visit to Albany Wind Farm.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Albany trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Albany takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Albany, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, expect nights in Albany to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

Greens Pool
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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, thenkick 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 °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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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 Berry Springs Nature Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Defence of Darwin Experience and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility. Change things up with these side-trips from Darwin: Litchfield National Park (in Batchelor) and Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs). There's more to do: learn about all things military at Darwin Aviation Museum and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Darwin day trip planner.

Getting from Broome to Darwin by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Broome to Darwin, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Broome in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Darwin, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Territory Wildlife Park
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RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park

3
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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 Boat Tours & Water Sports. Take a break from the city and head to Agincourt Reef and Opal Reef. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Port Douglas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin to Port Douglas, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Darwin in July, you will find days in Port Douglas are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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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 Nature & Wildlife Tours. 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: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, see Off-Road Tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cairns road trip website.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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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 10 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 °C and lows at °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
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Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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