29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  26 h
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h
8
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
9
Margaret River
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  25 h
End: London

2
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online route planner.

London, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Port Douglas. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:
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Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cairns attractions planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

2
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.
On the 15th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and then appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and then stroll through Kuniya Walk.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Cairns in December, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (42°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

2
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.
Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sydney itinerary planner.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, things will get little chillier in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 19:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Get in touch with nature at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and The Neck. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart road trip app.

You can fly from Sydney to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Hobart to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

The Neck, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at St. Patrick's Cathedral, thenadmire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Hobart in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Melbourne, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Visiting Seal Bay Conservation Park and Raptor Domain will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Flinders Chase National Park and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and kick back and relax at Stokes Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island is minus 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

2
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 29th (Sun), stroll through Little Beach, see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station and then kick back and relax at Middleton Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Albany driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Albany takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kangaroo Island to Albany is minus 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Museums Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach

6
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Hamelin Bay and Meelup Beach. Get outdoors at Lake Cave and Canal Rocks. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse (in Dunsborough), Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Yallingup Beach) and Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave). There's lots more to do: cruise along Caves Road, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the exciting artwork at Vasse Felix Winery, and kick back and relax at Gnarabup Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Margaret River trip maker.

Getting from Albany to Margaret River by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yallingup, Dunsborough, Augusta, Vasse Felix Winery
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 5:
Highlights from your plan
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach

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