28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  25​h
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6​h
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
7
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Paris

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and see Off-Road Tours.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip builder app .

Paris, France to Cairns is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a bus 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
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Photography Tours (in Daintree) and Cape Tribulation (Cape Trib Farm & Marrdja Botanical Walk). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Photography Tours, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 22:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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: Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny), SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba) and Wirreanda Park (in Buderim). There's lots more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane journey planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Brisbane by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in July; daily highs in Brisbane reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

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

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, trails, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Manly Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sydney travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. 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
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and get your game on at Zero Latency.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Melbourne trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Melbourne at 15°C and lows at 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Museums
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 3:
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
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, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, and get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To plan Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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): walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden and then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River and then take an in-depth tour of Fremantle Prison.

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You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Perth: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 9°C at night. 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:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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