28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai
Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
3
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Mumbai

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.
Get in touch with nature at Valley of the Winds and Kuniya Walk. Shop till you drop at Walkatjara Art and Wintjiri Arts + Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route planner.

Mumbai, India to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. In April, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is slightly colder than Mumbai - with highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Wintjiri Arts + Museum
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 17:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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.
Visiting The Great Ocean Road and Balloon Rides will get you outdoors. Head to Melbourne Central and Collins St/Swanston Stfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, look for gifts at Minotaur Entertainment Melbourne, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne is 0.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April; daily highs in Melbourne reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 21:
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

3
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Do your shopping at Josophan's Fine Chocolate and Leura Mall. Get in touch with nature at The National Pass and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. When in Katoomba, make a side trip to see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge, approximately Faulconbridge away. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, take a peaceful walk through Perry's Lookdown, and get great views at The Three Sisters.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Katoomba route planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Katoomba in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Melbourne in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Katoomba: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Leura, Wentworth Falls, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Perry's Lookdown
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Macquarie Lighthouse. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and visit Darling Harbour.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Sydney trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April in Sydney, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 28:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Relax by the water at Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach. Get in touch with nature at Mt Gower and Lord Howe Island Walking Trails. There's much more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lord Howe Island road trip planning website.

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

3
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.
Head to Tanks Arts Centre and Village Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach will get you outdoors. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, approximately Palm Cove away. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, and explore the galleries of Underart Gallery.

Plan trip to Cairns with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Cairns by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Lord Howe Island to Cairns. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Tanks Arts Centre
Find places to stay May 1 — 4:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

6
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Thornton Beach and Four Mile Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Mossman Gorge Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Myall Beach (in Cape Tribulation) and Photography Tours (in Daintree). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, look for gifts at With Sugar, and take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Port Douglas using our trip planner.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge Centre, Photography Tours, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay May 4 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

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