28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Canberra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

3
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fremantle Markets and Mainly Books Secondhand Bookshop, Perth. Take a break from the city and head to Cottesloe Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, have some family-friendly fun at Elizabeth Quay Carousel, explore the activities along Swan River, and kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Perth road trip planning website .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Perth is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in May; daily highs in Perth reach 25°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Caversham Wildlife Park, Scarborough Beach
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kuniya Walk and Walkatjara Art. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

You can fly from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

5
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 the city life by going to Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Zoo. Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and Ambiance Gifts. Spend the 29th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Degraves Street, wander the streets of Collins St/Swanston St, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and buy something for everyone on your list at Melbourne's GPO - Shopping Centre.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, with highs in Melbourne at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Take a break from the city and head to Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary and Lake Burley Griffin. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, look for gifts at Trove Canberra, and get curious at Questacon.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Canberra trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Melbourne in May since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Tortured Gum Brewery
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Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary ©
Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Canberra Centenary Trail ©
Canberra Centenary Trail

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Manly Beach and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Pulpit Rock Lookout in Blue Mountains National Park, about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tambourine Bay Reserve and Warraroon Reserve Walk.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip builder website .

You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In June, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Canberra - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Pulpit Rock Lookout, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
On the 8th (Sat), kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then get a taste of local nightlife at The Henderson Gallery. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Dicky Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Eat Street Northshore, and then enjoy some diversion at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane tour itinerary site .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

3
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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Crocosaurus Cove will get you outdoors. Take a break from Darwin with a short trip to Litchfield National Park in Batchelor, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Darwin online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Darwin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, Darwin is somewhat warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

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