28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 7 nights
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Hamilton Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Manchester

7
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.
Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Wentworth Falls in Katoomba--about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sydney road trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Sydney is 10 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in December, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in January, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then stroll through Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

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

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in January; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 43°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford), Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Pelican Feeding (in Labrador). Pack the 13th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. There's much more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Brisbane visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Brisbane, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Moffat Beach
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

5
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Spend the 14th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Whitsunday Islands National Park, admire all the interesting features of Go-Kart Racing Track, take in the exciting artwork at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, and enjoy some friendly competition at Hamilton Island Bowling Alley.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hamilton Island trip builder website .

Getting from Brisbane to Hamilton Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January in Hamilton Island, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club

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