28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + shuttle:  18​h 15​min
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  10​h 15​min
4
Port Campbell
— 1 night
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + foot + train:  9​h 15​min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
8
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Albany
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mossman Gorge Centre and Flagstaff Hill Lookout. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Opal Reef. Change things up with a short trip to Photography Tours in Daintree (about 1h 25 min away). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Agincourt Reef, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online trip itinerary builder .

Mumbai, India to Port Douglas is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. When traveling from Mumbai in April, plan for slightly colder days in Port Douglas, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Photography Tours, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Photography Tours

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Trinity Beach. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and view the masterpieces at Village Gallery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cairns day trip planning website .

Take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In April, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 19:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Escape the urban bustle at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Kuniya Walk. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of the Winds and Helicopter Tours. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, get outside with Walpa Gorge, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning site .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park when traveling from Cairns in April, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 22:
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Uluru ©
Uluru

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, don't miss a visit to The Grotto, then get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, then stop by Apostle Whey Cheese, and finally make a trip to Gibsons Steps.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Port Campbell trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Campbell takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 24:
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Blue Mountains and Govetts Leap. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). And it doesn't end there: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly Beach, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip app .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Port Campbell to Sydney takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. April in Sydney sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Kiama Blowhole, Govetts Leap, Blue Mountains
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

3
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Step out of the city life by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and The Neck. Step off the beaten path and head to Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Richmond Bridge. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Taranna to see Tasmanian Devil Unzoo about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Hobart at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, The Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Neck ©
The Neck

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Escape the urban bustle at Seal Bay Conservation Park and Flinders Chase National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Raptor Domain and Stokes Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch and look for all kinds of wild species at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Kangaroo Island takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay May 1 — 4:
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Get in touch with nature at Lake Cave and Jewel Cave. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hamelin Bay and Meelup Beach. Step out of Margaret River with an excursion to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse in Augusta--about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, and shop like a local with Margaret River Venison Farm.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Margaret River day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River takes 12 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Augusta, Meelup Beach
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:
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Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

3
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
On the 8th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, then see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Middleton Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Greens Pool, and then look for gifts at The Denmark Heritage Cider Company.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Albany online travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, daytime highs in Albany are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Denmark
Find places to stay May 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach

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