23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
6
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay).

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cairns itinerary builder website .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Cairns. Traveling from London in February, expect Cairns to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Daintree Discovery Centre
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 12:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

1
night
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 13th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cairns in February: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 13:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art

4
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 Darling Harbour. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Sydney, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 17:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, then learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Adelaide Zoo. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park and then stroll through Aldinga Beach.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Adelaide road trip planning tool .

Getting from Sydney to Adelaide by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Adelaide, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Aldinga Beach, Cleland Wildlife Park
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Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Relax by the water at Sandridge Beach and St. Kilda Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Scots Church, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Melbourne day trip planning website .

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide in February, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 23:
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): stroll through Belongil Beach, then stroll through Lennox Head Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from Broken Head Nature Reserve. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Cape Byron Walking Track, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Byron Bay itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Byron Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Byron Bay, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Lennox Head Beach, Broken Head Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 25:
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Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, and then steep yourself in history at Victoria Bridge Abutment. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dicky Beach.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Brisbane journey builder site .

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Museums, #Beaches

Side Trip

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

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