28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 1 night
Ferry to Hamilton Island, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
Drive
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Darwin
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uluru and Mala Walk. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, hike along Kuniya Walk, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions planning tool.

Madrid, Spain to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 32-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8.5 hours traveling from Madrid to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Madrid in August: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 6°C. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Sydney.
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Rocks, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and stop by Darling Harbour.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Airlie Beach.
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Airlie Beach — 1 night

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Airlie Beach by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Airlie Beach at 29°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.
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Cairns — 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 8th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 9th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take an exotic tour of Billy Tea Safaris, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Airlie Beach, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at Food Tours and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. Spend the 11th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 6 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Animal Tracks Safari and Twin Falls. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge, delve into the distant past at Ubirr, trek along Bardedjilidji Walk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirray Lookout.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by flight takes about 4.5 hours. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Darwin.
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Darwin — 2 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

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.
On the 21st (Wed), get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, then examine the collection at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and then identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin road trip website.

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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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