29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 5 nights
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Drive to Alice Springs, Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Drive to Darwin, Fly to Perth
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Perth
— 2 nights
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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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 3rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and identify plant and animal life at Billy Tea Safaris.

Plan my day in Cairns using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Aberdeen, UK to Cairns is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 10 hours. Traveling from Aberdeen in October, things will get warmer in Cairns: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Port Douglas

— 3 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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Opal Reef.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas 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 October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:

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, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner.

Fly from Port Douglas to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Port Douglas in October, with highs in Sydney at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 12:

Melbourne

— 4 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 13th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

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Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 16:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 5 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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, hike along Kuniya Walk, go for a walk through Mala Walk, and don't miss a visit to Field of Light.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in October, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are much warmer (38°C), and nights are a bit warmer (18°C). You will leave for Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 21:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 5 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Maguk Gorge. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take some stellar pictures from Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mamukala Billabong.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip builder app.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of car and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 26:

Perth

— 2 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and then explore the activities along Swan River.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Perth trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Perth in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. October in Perth sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.