28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Victor Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Cleveland

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, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and don't miss a visit to Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sydney vacation planner .

Cleveland, USA to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 15 hour difference. In February, Sydney is warmer than Cleveland - with highs of 80°F and lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

North Head Sanctuary
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 12th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

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Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Melbourne, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 13th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain and then take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kangaroo Island sightseeing app .

Fly from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch

2
nights
Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor ©
Victor Harbor is a town in South Australia on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 80 km south of the centre of Adelaide. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): stroll through Encounter Bikeway, go for a walk through Inman River Walk, and then make a trip to Old Port Victor Historic Walk. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Softfoot, then learn about winemaking at Primo Estate, and then do a tasting at Fox Creek Wines.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Victor Harbor sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Victor Harbor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Adelaide.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Wineries Trails

Side Trip

McLaren Vale
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Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate
Fox Creek Wines ©
Fox Creek Wines
Inman River Walk ©
Inman River Walk

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
When in Adelaide, make a side trip to see The Cedars in Hahndorf, approximately 30 minutes away. Dedicate the 17th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum, don't miss a visit to Southern Flinders Ranges Experience with Lunch, enjoy the sand and surf at Seacliff Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Victor Harbor to Adelaide takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. February in Adelaide sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Cedars
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, then contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, then appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and finally take some stellar pictures from Fraser Avenue Lookout. On the next day, stroll around Kings Park & Botanic Garden, take an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Perth trip planner .

You can fly from Adelaide to Perth in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Adelaide in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Perth: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

3
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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Safaris (in Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 22nd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Cairns Art Gallery.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from Perth to Cairns 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 Cairns. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Perth in February since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Safaris, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip website .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in February, things will get a bit cooler in Brisbane: highs are around 83°F and lows about 69°F. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

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

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