27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
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Alice Springs
— 1 night
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
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Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 1 night
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
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Lizard Island
— 7 nights

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Sydney

Sydney ©

The Harbour City

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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in the pleasant sights at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, enjoy breathtaking views from Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planning website.

Lisbon, Portugal to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 10 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in July: highs in Sydney hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary site.

Getting from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect little chillier with lows of 4°C in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

1
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Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
On the 1st (Mon), steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, get great views at Anzac Hill, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Alice Springs itinerary maker site.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August in Alice Springs, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen

2
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Airlie Beach

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 3rd (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon, then view the masterpieces at Into The Blue Gallery, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip builder.

Getting from Alice Springs to Airlie Beach by flight takes about 19 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from Alice Springs in August since evenings lows in Airlie Beach dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Into The Blue Gallery ©
Into The Blue Gallery

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Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Hamilton Island is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Passage Peak, bet on your favorite at Go-Kart Racing Track, tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club, and kick back and relax at Catseye Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Hamilton Island can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach

1
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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
On the 8th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, browse the exhibits of Terra Nova Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and finally trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

Start your trip to Cairns by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Cairns in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in August, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
On the 11th (Thu), go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, then deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours, and then let the river carry you with Ocean Safari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, engage your brain at Daintree Discovery Centre, and then get great views at Walu Wugirriga Lookout.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sat) before leaving for Lizard Island.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Ocean Safari ©
Ocean Safari
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours ©
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours

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Lizard Island

Lizard Island ©
Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Lizard Island National Park.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lizard Island holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Cape Tribulation to Lizard Island with the Route module. On the 20th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Lizard Island

Parks · Nature · Spas · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Lizard Island National Park ©
Lizard Island National Park

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