27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Cottesloe Beach and Scarborough Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fremantle Prison and St Patrick's Basilica. Step out of Perth with an excursion to Caversham Wildlife Park in Whiteman--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at St Matthew's Anglican Church, explore the activities along Swan River, and make a trip to Elizabeth Quay.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Perth trip maker .

Manchester, UK to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Perth, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in February; daily highs in Perth reach 38°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Caversham Wildlife Park, Cottesloe Beach, St Matthew's Anglican Church, Scarborough Beach
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Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre & Cow Bay Beach). Spend the 7th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns online holiday maker .

Getting from Perth to Cairns by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Perth in February, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Cow Bay, Trinity Beach, Historic Village Herberton
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 11:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and then trek along Uluru Hiking Path. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge.

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

Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Cairns in February, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (42°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) 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

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Popular historic sites such as Shrine of Remembrance and Scots Church are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Old Melbourne Gaol and Royal Exhibition Building. Change things up with a short trip to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park in Pearcedale (about 1h 10 min away). Spend the 15th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 32°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Blacktown to see Featherdale Wildlife Park about 46 minutes away. Spend the 22nd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tambourine Bay Reserve and Warraroon Reserve Walk.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in February, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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 25th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then explore the world behind art at GOMA, and then kick back and relax at Moffat Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Brisbane travel route planner.

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In February in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 27:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
GOMA ©
GOMA

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