26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 30​min
8
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  33​h
End: London


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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.
Kids will enjoy Cottesloe Beach and Caversham Wildlife Park. Take a break from Perth with a short trip to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle, about 32 minutes away. Pack the 15th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Adventure World Perth Australia. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Perth Zoo.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth trip itinerary planning tool .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Perth. Traveling from London in February, things will get warmer in Perth: highs are around 38°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Caversham Wildlife Park, Adventure World Perth Australia, Scarborough Beach, Perth Zoo, Cottesloe Beach
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach

3
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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Bring the kids along to Manly Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp Cove, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney online trip builder .

You can fly from Perth to Sydney in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Sydney. While traveling from Perth, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach

3
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 21st (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, then kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dicky Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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.
You'll get in some beach time at St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay. Bring the kids along to Melbourne Zoo and Fitzroy Gardens. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament House of Victoria, and make a trip to Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Melbourne, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park.

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Getting from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

2
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 27th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, meet the residents at Adelaide Zoo, and then contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, relax in the rural setting at Beerenberg Farm, and then stroll through Aldinga Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Adelaide driving holiday app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In February, daytime highs in Adelaide are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Beerenberg Farm, Cleland Wildlife Park, Aldinga Beach
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, then get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower and then hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Lord Howe Island takes 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Lord Howe Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. You will leave for home on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 5th (Tue), explore the activities along Eli Creek and then kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Birrabeen and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Fraser Island travel route planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island in 9.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

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