26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
7
Whitsunday Island
— 3 nights
train:  15​h 15​min
8
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Sydney

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Rocks as well as Sydney Harbour Boat Tours. Visiting Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk and Lady Bay. Step out of Sydney to go to Faulconbridge and see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, which is approximately 1h 20 min away.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sydney holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Sydney. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
William Ricketts Sanctuary and St Paul's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at ArtVo and Melbourne Museum capture your imagination. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and shop like a local with Collins St/Swanston St.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne route maker app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Melbourne. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

William Ricketts Sanctuary, Heide Museum of Modern Art
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 23:
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William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary
ArtVo ©
ArtVo
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
On the 24th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. David's Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally stop by The Wicked Cheese Co.. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Sullivans Cove, kick back and relax at Kingston Beach, get engrossed in the history at Narryna Heritage Museum, then steep yourself in history at Shene Tasmania, and finally do a tasting at Moorilla Estate Winery.

Discover how to plan a Hobart trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hobart, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

The Wicked Cheese Co., Shene Tasmania, Moorilla Estate Winery, Kingston Beach
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 25:
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Sullivans Cove ©
Sullivans Cove

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.
On the 26th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, get your bearings at State Library of South Australia, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, stop by Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd, then take a stroll through Rundle Mall, and finally shop like a local with North Terrace. On the next day, do a tasting at Paxton Wines, do a tasting at Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards Cellar Door and Winery, pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at The Rundle Mall Pigs, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Xavier Cathedral.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Adelaide tour planner .

Getting from Hobart to Adelaide by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In February, Adelaide is somewhat warmer than Hobart - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Shopping Museums Wineries

Side Trip

McLaren Vale
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Rundle Mall
Rundle Mall
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
North Terrace ©
North Terrace

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation and Shep's Studio. Visiting Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Will's Rare Breeds Farm will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, kick back and relax at Island Beach, learn about winemaking at The Islander Estate Vineyards, and don't miss a visit to Emu Ridge.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island trip planner.

You can fly from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 2:
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Valley of the Winds and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Take a break from the city and head to Uluru and Walpa Gorge. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, take some stellar pictures from Uluru, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip app .

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 18.5 hours. In March in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 6:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

3
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Get outdoors at Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Whitsunday Island trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Whitsunday Island in 8.5 hours. Another option is to fly. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Whitsunday Island: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. You'll set off for Brisbane on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 10:
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

2
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Glass House Mountains National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) and Queen Street Mall.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip builder website .

Fly from Whitsunday Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Glass House Mountains National Park
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall

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