29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Exeter
train + Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Canberra
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  27​h
End: Exeter

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 2nd (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth day trip planning website .

Exeter, UK to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. February in Perth sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fremantle
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 3:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Canberra day trip tool .

Getting from Perth to Canberra by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Canberra due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in February, things will get slightly colder in Canberra: highs are around 33°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 4:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

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

You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in February since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Head, delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, and kick back and relax at Eli Creek.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect nights in Fraser Island to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 13:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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.
Take a break from Brisbane with a short trip to Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Brisbane takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sea World Theme Park
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 17th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cairns online travel route planner .

Fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Brisbane in February, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

3
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.
When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness in Cape Tribulation, approximately 1h 30 min away. Spend the 20th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 21st (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas day trip planner.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In February, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): hike along Uluru Hiking Path, get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip maker .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 27th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, choose your vessel at Melbourne Boat Hire, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne attractions planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, with highs in Melbourne at 32°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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