28 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Fly
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Leura
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Leura
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 2 nights

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and stroll through Manly Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip app.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Brisbane.
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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.
You've now added Australia Zoo to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, and then take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens. On the next day, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Australia Zoo.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Brisbane tour planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Brisbane sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Cairns.
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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.
Spend the 21st (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cairns route planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Cairns by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.
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Find places to stay May 18 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

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.
On the 22nd (Mon), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then look for gifts at Coffee Works Port Douglas, and finally get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas road trip planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. May in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 4 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Ubirr, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwurr Art Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, and get a dose of the wild on Yellow Water Cruises.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. You'll set off for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park on the 28th (Sun).
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 3 nights

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to fly to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 3 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.
Dedicate the 2nd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and don't miss a visit to Block Arcade.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Melbourne tour itinerary app.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Leura.
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Leura — 2 nights

Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. On the 4th (Sun), stop by Moontree, then take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades House & Gardens, then make a trip to Sublime Point Lookout, and finally make a trip to Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Leura Mall, get great views at The Three Sisters, take some stellar pictures from Echo Point Lookout, then make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, and finally get great views at Govetts Leap.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Leura journey builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Leura in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect nights in Leura to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sydney.
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Sydney — 2 nights

The Harbour City

Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): steep yourself in history at The Rocks Discovery Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taronga Zoo, and then experience the excitement of Virtual Room Sydney - Virtual Reality Sydney Adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Queen Victoria Building, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Leura to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Leura in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Thu) before leaving for home.
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Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

Australia travel guide

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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.
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