27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Adelaide
— 3 nights
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
4
Brisbane
— 4 nights
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
6
Cairns
— 5 nights

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Visit North Terrace and St Peter's Cathedral for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wine Tours & Tastings and South Australian Museum. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach), Granite Island (in Victor Harbor) and The Cedars (in Hahndorf). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, learn about winemaking at National Wine Centre of Australia, get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum, and kick back and relax at Henley Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip planner.

Boise, USA to Adelaide is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is 16.5 hours. In September, Adelaide is a bit cooler than Boise - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Aldinga Beach, Granite Island, Henley Beach, The Cedars
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get a sense of the local culture at St. Patrick's Cathedral and Melbourne Museum. St Paul's Cathedral and Old Melbourne Gaol will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in September, Melbourne is a bit cooler at night with lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
Highlights from your plan
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

6
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 in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Art Gallery of New South Wales and Customs House will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly Beach.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: high temperatures in Sydney hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mosman, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Shelly Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at Gallery of Modern Art and Queensland Art Gallery. Relax by the water at Mooloolaba Beach and Coolangatta Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Robina Town Centre (in Robina), Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse (in Coolangatta) and Kings Beach (in Caloundra). The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Queensland Performing Arts Centre and explore the different monuments and memorials at South Brisbane Memorial Park.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Mooloolaba Beach, Kings Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

2
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uluru and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga. Step off the beaten path and head to Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Helicopter Tours.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Brisbane to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. While traveling from Brisbane, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru ©
Uluru

5
nights
Cairns

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 Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palm Cove Beach and Trail Bike Adventures. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton), Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Four Mile Beach) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti). The adventure continues: let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cairns online attractions planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cairns, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Historic Village Herberton, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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