24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Noosa
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
7
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: London

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 13th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane road trip planning tool .

London, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Brisbane. Traveling from London in February, things will get much hotter in Brisbane: highs are around 33°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

1
night
Noosa

Noosa
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park and then take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): make a trip to HMAS Brisbane, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, and then stroll through Noosa Main Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Noosa trip site .

Drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Mooloolaba
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 16:
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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 17th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In February, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Melbourne in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Fraser Island in February; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and stroll through Coogee Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sydney day trip planning site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Uluru, trek along Kuniya Walk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Red Desert Reptiles, then don't miss a visit to Anangu Uwankaraku Punu Aboriginal corporation, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Sydney in February, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Yulara
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art

2
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, then steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and finally learn about all things military at Alice Springs RSL War Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park.

Before you visit Alice Springs, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Perth trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Perth in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Alice Springs to Perth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Alice Springs, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, Perth Zoo, Caversham Wildlife Park, Sandalford Wines Swan Valley, Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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