28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia Trip Planner

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Fly
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Sydney
Fly
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Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yulara
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tennant Creek
— 1 night
Drive
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Mataranka
— 1 night
Drive
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Katherine
— 2 nights
Bus
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Kakadu National Park
— 3 nights
Bus
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Darwin
— 1 night
Fly
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Allansford
— 1 day
Drive to Portland Airport, Fly to Brisbane International Airport
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Brisbane
— 1 night
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Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive
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Blue Mountains National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Jervis Bay
— 1 night
Drive to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Fly to King Khaled International Airport

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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.
To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip planning website.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Sydney is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 7 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in September; daily highs in Sydney reach 25°C and lows reach 14°C. You'll set off for Alice Springs on the 2nd (Fri).

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nightlife
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

Alice Springs

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sounds of Starlight, Alice Springs Reptile Centre and The Kangaroo Sanctuary. On the 3rd (Sat), browse the exhibits of Mbantua Fine Art Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and finally see a show at Sounds of Starlight.

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Traveling by flight from Sydney to Alice Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Alice Springs due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Alice Springs: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mala Walk as well as Outback Cycling. Escape the urban bustle at Uluru and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip app.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yulara.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:

Yulara

— 2 nights
Yulara takes its name from the local Aboriginal words for "howling" and "dingoes," which conveys the town's isolated location in the Outback.
On the 7th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Anangu Uwankaraku Punu Aboriginal corporation and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yulara online vacation planner.

Yulara is just a stone's throw from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 8th (Thu), you're off to Tennant Creek.

Things to do in Yulara

Tours
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:
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Tennant Creek

— 1 night
Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Nyinkka Nyunyu Art & Culture Centre.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tennant Creek trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yulara to Tennant Creek takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yulara in September, with highs in Tennant Creek at 38°C and lows at 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Fri) before leaving for Mataranka.

Things to do in Tennant Creek

Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

Mataranka

— 1 night
Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Bitter Springs.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mataranka visit planner.

Traveling by car from Tennant Creek to Mataranka takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Mataranka

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:
Highlights from your trip

Katherine

— 2 nights
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Katherine Hot Springs, Edith Falls and Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): Head underground at Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park and then explore the striking landscape at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, take in the dramatic scenery at Edith Falls, and then explore the striking landscape of Katherine Hot Springs.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Katherine visit planner.

Traveling by car from Mataranka to Katherine takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Katherine are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Kakadu National Park.

Things to do in Katherine

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Kakadu National Park

— 3 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Koolpin Gorge, Jim Jim Falls, Gunlom Waterfall Creek, and other attractions you added. Get a sense of the local culture at Warradjan Cultural Centre and Mirray Lookout.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kakadu National Park trip maker site.

Take a bus from Katherine to Kakadu National Park in 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Darwin.

Things to do in Kakadu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:

Darwin

— 1 night

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Outback Floatplane Adventures, Mindil Beach, Territory Wildlife Park, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get some thrills on the water with Outback Floatplane Adventures, then learn about all things military at Darwin Aviation Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Territory Wildlife Park, and finally make a splash at Darwin Waterfront. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: gain a rich perspective with Top End Day Tours, see the interesting displays at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, then take in the exciting artwork at Paul Arnold Gallery, and finally make a splash at Wave Lagoon.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kakadu National Park to Darwin by bus takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Bike Tours Melbourne, Hidden Secrets Tours, Blue Tongue Bikes, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Bike Tours Melbourne, take a stroll through Melbourne Central, then see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pedal to the sights with Blue Tongue Bikes, pedal to the sights with Melbourne By Bike, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, take a stroll through Degraves Street, then indulge in your favorite hot beverage with Hidden Secrets Tours, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne road trip planning site.

Getting from Darwin to Melbourne by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Darwin to Melbourne. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Darwin in September, with highs in Melbourne at 20°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Allansford.

Things to do in Melbourne

Neighborhoods · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

Allansford

— 1 day
Allansford is a town in the Western District of Victoria, Australia. You've now added Port Campbell Touring Company to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): see the top attractions with Port Campbell Touring Company, look for gifts at Allansford Cheese World and Museum, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hopkins Falls.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Allansford online vacation planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Allansford by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Allansford

Tours · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

Brisbane

— 1 night

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 22nd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Allansford to Brisbane. September in Brisbane sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Sydney

— 2 nights

The Harbour City

Your day by day itinerary now includes Manly Beach, Bondi Beach and Sydney Opera House. On the 24th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly Beach, and then trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): listen to music at Sydney Opera House, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and then wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

Blue Mountains National Park

— 1 night
You've now added Blue Mountains to your itinerary. On the 26th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, and then admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Blue Mountains National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Sydney to Blue Mountains National Park with the Route module. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in September since evenings lows in Blue Mountains National Park dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

Jervis Bay

— 1 night
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
You've now added Jervis Bay Wild Cruises to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): find your balance on the water with Jervis Bay Wild Cruises, see the interesting displays at Jervis Bay Maritime Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hyams Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Jervis Bay day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Blue Mountains National Park to Jervis Bay. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

Australia travel guide

4.7
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.

Red Centre travel guide

4.3
Geologic Formations · Wildlife Areas · Mountains
A dusty, arid land of canyons, cliffs, and mountains, the Red Center’s rock monoliths and rich colors make it one of the most evocative locations in Australia. Most notable as the home of Alice Springs and Ayers Rock, Red Center also has a strong connection with the Aboriginal community and indigenous culture.