28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  25​h
1
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
5
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Buenos Aires

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 3rd (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): get your game on at Elizabeth Quay Carousel, then steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cottesloe Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Perth trip itinerary planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Perth is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 11 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Perth. Traveling from Buenos Aires in February, expect nights in Perth to be a bit cooler, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, go for a walk through Field of Light, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and hike along Kuniya Walk.

Make your Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Perth in February, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 43°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

2
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.
Spend the 8th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 10th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

4
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness (in Cape Tribulation) and Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan). Spend the 11th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 13th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and stop by Coffee Works.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planner .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In February, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, Alexandra Bay Waterfall, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and get lost in a book at State Library Of Queensland.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in February, things will get a bit cooler in Brisbane: highs are around 33°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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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

5
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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, stroll through Coogee Beach, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Sydney are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John the Baptist Church, then make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

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

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Canberra when traveling from Sydney in February, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Historic Sites
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout

5
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, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and choose your vessel at Melbourne Boat Hire.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planning tool .

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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