29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 3 nights
2
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
3
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
4
Katoomba
— 4 nights
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
8
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights

3
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 3rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, stroll around Anzac Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cairns Aquarium, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns online day trip planner.

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cairns is 10 hours. Traveling from London in October, expect Cairns to be warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cape Tribulation side-trips: Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Daintree Discovery Centre) and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree). The adventure continues: relax and float downstream with Ocean Safari, trot along with a tour on horseback, kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, and get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:
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Ocean Safari ©
Ocean Safari
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours ©
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): look for gifts at With Sugar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get out of town with these interesting Katoomba side-trips: Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). And it doesn't end there: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, grab your bike and head to Narrow Neck Trail, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, and stroll through Coachwood Glen Nature Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Katoomba trip website.

Do a combination of flight and train from Port Douglas to Katoomba in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, Katoomba is a bit cooler than Port Douglas - with highs of 30°C and lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Jenolan Caves, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 16:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

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Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi, Sydney by Kayak
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 20:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Holocaust Centre, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Melbourne at 24°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Parks

Side Trip

Jewish Holocaust Centre
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
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.
On the 24th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be a bit warmer, around 18°C, while days are much hotter, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maguk Gorge, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, get interesting insight from Yellow Water Cruises, and look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Yellow Water Cruises ©
Yellow Water Cruises
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

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