28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Drive + Fly:  27 h
1
Darwin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  9 h 15 min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h 45 min
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
7
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h
8
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
9
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  28 h
End: Jerusalem

3
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.
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Defence of Darwin Experience are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Litchfield National Park and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Darwin travel route builder tool .

Jerusalem, Israel to Darwin is an approximately 27-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Jerusalem to Darwin, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Darwin are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Tours Nature

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Berry Springs Nature Park ©
Berry Springs Nature Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Ubirr and Jim Jim Falls. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nourlangie Rock and Anbangbang Billabong. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge, and don't miss a visit to Mirrai Lookout.

For other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip maker app .

Drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

2
nights
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.
Uluru and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of the Winds and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. There's lots more to do: hike along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
nights
Cairns

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, and view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, expect nights in Cairns to be warmer, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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Port Douglas

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Photography Tours and Opal Reef. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. There's much more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef, view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery, head outdoors with Horses in Port, and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planning website .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Photography Tours, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

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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 explore and learn at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Australian National Maritime Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Blue Mountains and Wentworth Falls. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, wander the streets of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney visit app .

Getting from Port Douglas to Sydney by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in August; daily highs in Sydney reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Blue Mountains, Wentworth Falls
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Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Flinders Chase National Park and Raptor Domain. Get in touch with nature at Off-Road Tours and Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Sydney to Kangaroo Island in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Off-Road Tours

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nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Albany's Historic Whaling Station and then enjoy the sand and surf at Greens Pool.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Albany trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Albany in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Greens Pool
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National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station

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nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
On the 22nd (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, then Head underground at Jewel Cave, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Margaret River day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Augusta
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Kayaking & Canoeing
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

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