28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
2
Hervey Bay
— 5 nights
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Cairns
— 6 nights
6
Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Manchester

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shorncliffe Beach, then explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel).

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary builder .

Manchester, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 10 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Tue) before leaving for Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

5
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Ohana Winery & Exotic Fruits. Escape the urban bustle at Burrum Heads Beach and Woodgate Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Palace Backpackers Memorial in Childers (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: tour the stables at Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dundowran Beach, view the masterpieces at Ashleigh Manley Art Gallery Homewares & Gifts, and take an in-depth tour of Customs House Interpretive Centre.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hervey Bay driving holiday tool .

You can fly from Brisbane to Hervey Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August in Hervey Bay, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Maryborough, Childers, Burrum Heads Beach, Woodgate Beach
Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 2:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Woodgate Beach ©
Woodgate Beach

4
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.
Get outdoors at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Manly Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park). Spend the 4th (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Hervey Bay to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Hervey Bay in September, you will find days in Sydney are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Sydney Harbour National Park, Pulpit Rock Lookout
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kata Tjuta and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Uluru and Valley of the Winds are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, get outside with Walpa Gorge, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and learn more about the world around you at Wintjiri Arts + Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online journey maker .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Sydney in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Palm Cove Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Village Herberton and Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach & Safaris), Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Birdworld Kuranda (in Kuranda). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands and step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Birdworld Kuranda, Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio, Historic Village Herberton
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 15:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

5
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Buley Rockhole. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Litchfield National Park and Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve. Go for a jaunt from Darwin to Litchfield National Park to see Wangi Falls about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindil Beach, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, and choose your vessel at Spirit of Darwin.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Darwin trip planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in September, expect Darwin to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Safaris

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