28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Pacific trip planner

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Fly
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Melbourne
Drive
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Apollo Bay
Drive
3
Warrnambool
— 1 night
Drive
4
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Port Augusta
— 1 night
Drive
6
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Drive
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Drive
9
Tennant Creek
— 1 night
Drive
10
Katherine
— 1 night
Drive
11
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
Drive
12
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly
13
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive
14
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive
15
Mission Beach
— 1 night
Drive
16
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
17
Bundaberg
— 1 night
Drive
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Noosa
— 1 night
Drive
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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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Melbourne

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.
For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip website.

Paris, France to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Paris to Melbourne, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Melbourne is warmer than Paris - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. On the 19th (Sat), you're off to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 20:

Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Mariners Lookout has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Mariners Lookout.

Planning Apollo Bay trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Apollo Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Warrnambool.
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 20:
Highlights from your trip

Warrnambool

— 1 night
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Discover how to plan a Warrnambool trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Warrnambool takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sun) before leaving for Adelaide.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 20:

Adelaide

— 2 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Your day by day itinerary now includes South Australian Museum, MOD., Migration Museum, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get curious at MOD., then take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, and then shop like a local with North Terrace. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Gorge Wildlife Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide road trip planning website.

You can drive from Warrnambool to Adelaide in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Warrnambool to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Adelaide are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:

Port Augusta

— 1 night
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get great views at Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Port Augusta itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Adelaide to Port Augusta in 3.5 hours. January in Port Augusta sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Wed) before leaving for Coober Pedy.
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 23:
Highlights from your trip

Coober Pedy

— 1 night
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Spaceship from Pitch Black as well as Big Winch. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, examine the collection at Old Timers Mine, then make a trip to Spaceship from Pitch Black, and finally don't miss a visit to Big Winch.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Coober Pedy trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Port Augusta to Coober Pedy in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, Coober Pedy is somewhat warmer than Port Augusta - with highs of 41°C and lows of 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Thu) before leaving for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 24:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 2 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 Uluru Hiking Path, Lungkata Walk and Mala Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, go for a walk through Mala Walk, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

Plan trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Coober Pedy to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In January, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 26:

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.
For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Alice Springs trip planner.

Drive from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Tennant Creek.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 27:

Tennant Creek

— 1 night
Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tennant Creek trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Alice Springs to Tennant Creek. In January in Tennant Creek, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Mon) before leaving for Katherine.

Things to do in Tennant Creek

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 28:

Katherine

— 1 night
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Katherine trip maker site.

You can drive from Tennant Creek to Katherine in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In January, daily temperatures in Katherine can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Katherine

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 29:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 1 night
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Warradjan Cultural Centre has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site and then examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Ubirr and then identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 29 — 30:

Darwin

— 2 nights

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 Wave Lagoon, Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruise, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and other attractions. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, then examine the collection at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, then cool off at Wave Lagoon, and finally kick back and relax at Mindil Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Darwin online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Darwin sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Esplanade Boardwalk, Reef Experience and Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns route planner.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:

Port Douglas

— 1 night
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.
For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 4:

Mission Beach

— 1 night
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mission Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mission Beach trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Mission Beach in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 5:
Highlights from your trip

Airlie Beach

— 2 nights

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.
You've now added Cruise Whitsundays to your itinerary.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Airlie Beach journey app.

You can drive from Mission Beach to Airlie Beach in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February in Airlie Beach, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:
Highlights from your trip

Bundaberg

— 1 night
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. You've now added Mon Repos Turtle Centre to your itinerary.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bundaberg online attractions planner.

Drive from Airlie Beach to Bundaberg in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in February, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Bundaberg. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Noosa.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 8:
Highlights from your trip

Noosa

— 1 night
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Noosa trip planner.

You can drive from Bundaberg to Noosa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 9:

Gold Coast

— 2 nights
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Warner Bros. Movie World, Kurrawa Beach and Tamborine Mountain. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stroll through Kurrawa Beach. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast online tour planner.

Getting from Noosa to Gold Coast by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 11:

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.
You've added Queen Street Mall, Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, The Brisbane River, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and then wander the streets of Queen Street Mall.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane road trip website.

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 13:

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.

Kakadu National Park travel guide

4.3
World heritage site · Nature & Wildlife Tours · Geologic Formations
In Australia's biggest national park you'll find rugged escarpments, lush rainforest and rock art galleries up to 20,000 years old. Learn about Aboriginal culture from traditional owners the Bininj/Mungguy people, take in thundering waterfalls and witness millions of migratory birds among the wetlands. Experience Kakadu's magic in six dramatically different seasons. International flights arrive directly into Darwin from many global hubs. From the airport it's about a three hour drive by car to Kakadu National Park. Follow the Nature's Way route from Darwin for a longer adventure through the Top End.

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