28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairns
— 4 nights
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
7
Perth
— 2 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Annie's at the Beach, Palm Cove Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see Off-Road Tours, stroll around Anzac Park, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns route website.

Paris, France to Cairns is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Paris to Cairns, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 18:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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 Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Photography Tours (in Daintree) and Cape Tribulation (Cape Trib Farm & Marrdja Botanical Walk). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and stroll through Four Mile Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas journey planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Photography Tours, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm
Photography Tours

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Wirreanda Park (in Buderim), Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny) and SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba). The adventure continues: walk around South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane day trip tool.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Brisbane in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Brisbane is little chillier than Port Douglas - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Wirreanda Park, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, SunJet Simulations
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations

5
nights
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, use the Sydney online road trip planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Sydney sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 30:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, get lost in a book at State Library Victoria, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Melbourne at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Museums
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 3:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Uluru, take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning app.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden and then steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River and then steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Perth trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Perth, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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