28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly
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Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
3
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Gold Coast
4
Gold Coast
— 1 day
Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
5
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
Bus to Charles Eaton Drive, Fly to Cairns
6
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
10
Melbourne
— 1 night
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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Visiting Bondi to Coogee Walk and Freshwater Beach will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, stroll through Clovelly Beach, head off the coast to Shark Island, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip builder tool.

Dublin, Ireland to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in October; daily highs in Sydney reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Hiking Trail
Bondi to Coogee Walk
4.8
Bondi Beach ©
Beach
Bondi Beach
4.2

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, and then hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island travel site.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Lagoon Beach ©
Must see
Lagoon Beach
4.9
Ned's Beach ©
Must see
Ned's Beach
5.0

2
nights
Fraser Island

Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Lake Allom will get you outdoors.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island online trip planner.

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 13 hours. The time zone changes from Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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Lake McKenzie ©
World heritage site
Lake McKenzie
4.9
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
World heritage site
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
4.7

1
day
Gold Coast

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.
On the 12th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip builder tool.

Getting from Fraser Island to Gold Coast by combination of car and ferry takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In October in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
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2
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Maguk Gorge and Ubirr. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong and examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

Discover how to plan a Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Gold Coast to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Gold Coast to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Maguk Gorge ©
Must see
Maguk Gorge
4.8
Ubirr ©
Ruin
Ubirr
4.8
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Wildlife Area
Anbangbang Billabong
4.2

2
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, stroll through Four Mile Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas holiday planner.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas by combination of bus and flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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©
Safari
Safaris
4.9
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Wildlife Area
Mossman Gorge Centre
4.3

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach and then take some stellar pictures from Walu Wugirriga Lookout. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Daintree National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Cape Tribulation trip planner.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

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Myall Beach ©
Beach
Myall Beach
4.8
Daintree National Park ©
National Park
Daintree National Park
4.7

3
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Cairns

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.
Visit Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Cairns, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Uluru and Walpa Gorge. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, hike along Kuniya Walk, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, and get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Cairns in October, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be slightly colder, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:
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Uluru ©
World heritage site
Uluru
4.6
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
World heritage site
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
4.7
Kuniya Walk ©
Hiking Trail
Kuniya Walk
4.8

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, then pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, then stroll through St. Kilda Beach, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, expect nights in Melbourne to be slightly colder, around 9°C, while days are colder, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Beaches

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Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Zoo
Melbourne Zoo
4.2

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