29 days in Australia Itinerary

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Adelaide
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
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Canberra
— 1 night
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
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Perth
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 3 nights

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.
Step out of the city life by going to Uluru and Uluru Astro Tour. Do some cultural sightseeing at Uluru Hiking Path and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, trek along Kuniya Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online route maker.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanoi to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can fly to Adelaide.
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Adelaide — 1 night

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Adelaide planning app.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Adelaide: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 2 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 22nd (Sat), see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then examine the collection at Scienceworks, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Chinese Australian History, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, then take an in-depth tour of Melbourne Holocaust Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne itinerary planner.

Fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide to Melbourne, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can fly to Canberra.
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Canberra — 1 night

The Bush Capital

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, then explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Canberra trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Canberra, with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 4 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Walk. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manly Beach and Clovelly Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls) and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney holiday maker website.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Sydney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Canberra in July: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 2 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Birrunga Gallery & Dining and then see majestic marine mammals with Brisbane Whale Watching. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and then stroll around Downfall Creek Bushland Centre.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Brisbane are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can fly to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 4 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Opal Reef. Take a break from Port Douglas with a short trip to Historic Village Herberton in Herberton, about 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Port Douglas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.
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Cape Tribulation — 2 nights

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 4th (Fri), get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, then browse the exhibits of Daintree Discovery Centre, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, and then trek along Dubuji Boardwalk.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation route site.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. August in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cairns.
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Cairns — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Peter Jarver Gallery, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 5 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Yellow Water Cruises and Maguk Gorge. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ubirr and Twin Falls. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, explore the striking landscape at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, browse the exhibits of Marrawuddi Arts & Culture, and hike along Bardedjilidji Walk.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to fly to Perth.
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Perth — 2 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Scarborough Beach, then explore the galleries of Fremantle Prison, and then take in the exciting artwork at Red Dirt Photographic.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Perth route maker app.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Perth by combination of car and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Perth is minus 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Perth are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Australia travel guide

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Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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