Route & dates
29 days in Australia Itinerary
Fly: 19h 45min
Perth— 4 nights
Fly: 6h 15min
Melbourne— 4 nights
Fly: 4h 15min
Brisbane— 3 nights
Fly: 3h 45min
Sydney— 6 nights
Drive: 3h 15min
Canberra— 1 night
Fly: 3h 45min
Adelaide— 5 nights
Darwin— 2 nights
City of Light
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.Escape the urban bustle at Caversham Wildlife Park and Matilda Bay Reserve. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The House of Honey and Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Bells Rapids Park (in Brigadoon), Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Millendon (Tyler's Vineyard & Olive Farm Wines). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, do a tasting at Sandalford Wines Swan Valley, stop by John Kosovich Wines, and kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach.
To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Perth attractions planner.
London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from London in February, expect Perth to be much warmer, temps between 38°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.
Things to do in Perth
Millendon, Herne Hill, Caversham Wildlife Park, Fremantle Prison, Matilda Bay Reserve
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Australia's Garden City
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Central and Old Melbourne Gaol. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, don't miss a visit to Collins St/Swanston St, stroll through Half Moon Bay, and stop by Readings Book Shop.
To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Melbourne day trip planner .
Getting from Perth to Melbourne by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Perth to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, Melbourne is slightly colder than Perth - with highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.
Things to do in Melbourne
St. Kilda Beach
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Australia's New World City
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.Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Dicky Beach and Moffat Beach. Let the collections at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Queensland Art Gallery capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands.
For photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip app .
You can fly from Melbourne to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, Brisbane is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.
Things to do in Brisbane
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The Harbour City
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 some cultural insight at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Head to Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building (QVB)for plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, stroll through Clovelly, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.
To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip website .
Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Canberra.
Things to do in Sydney
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The Bush Capital
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.Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, shop like a local with Fyshwick Fresh Food Market, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and finally ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.
To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Canberra trip planner .
Drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Canberra. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.
Things to do in Canberra
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Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.Step out of the city life by going to Cleland Wildlife Park and Hallett Cove Conservation Park. Shop till you drop at Thorn-Clarke Wines and Barossa Valley Cheese Company. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Kabminye Winery (in Tanunda), Greenock (Murray Street Vineyards, Ballycroft Vineyard and Cellars, & more) and Maggie Beer's Farm Shop (in Nuriootpa). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Seppeltsfield, browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, look for all kinds of wild species at Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park, and take a stroll through North Terrace.
To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide route tool .
You can fly from Canberra to Adelaide in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Adelaide when traveling from Canberra in February, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Darwin.
Things to do in Adelaide
Greenock, Marananga, Angaston, Hallett Cove Conservation Park, Maggie Beer's Farm Shop
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Outback Capital of the Northern Territory
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.Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.
To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Darwin visit planner.
You can drive from Adelaide to Darwin in 30 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in February; daily highs in Darwin reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. On the 29th (Sat), you'll travel back home.
Things to do in Darwin
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