29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney
— 11 nights
2
Brisbane
— 5 nights
3
Cairns
— 5 nights
4
Darwin
— 2 nights
5
Alice Springs
— 3 nights

11
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Echo Point Lookout (in Katoomba), Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls) and Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura). The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner.

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from London to Sydney, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Sydney at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Echo Point Lookout, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, Wentworth Falls, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

5
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford), Surfers Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise) and Fudgyboombahs (in Montville). And it doesn't end there: stroll around South Bank Parklands, examine the collection at Opal Museum, let little ones run wild at Buderim Lions Park, and get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane road trip planner.

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Aqua Park Bli Bli, Fudgyboombahs, Thrill Hill Waterslide, Buderim Lions Park
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout ©
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (With Sugar, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, &more). Spend the 19th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 20th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, stroll around Anzac Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at KickArts Contemporary Arts.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cairns day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Cairns are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, make a trip to Parliament House, thenidentify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Darwin Aviation Museum, thenexamine the collection at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, thenbrowse the different shops at The Book Shop Darwin, and finally identify plant and animal life at Casuarina Coastal Reserve.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Darwin day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Cairns to Darwin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

3
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Alice Springs is known for wildlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, learn more about the world around you at Megafauna Central - Museum and Art Gallery of NT, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Alice Springs online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Alice Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Darwin, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Alice Springs, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Parks Wildlife
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

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