29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Margaret River
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h
3
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Launceston
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
+4
train + foot + Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h 15​min
7
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
8
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  24​h
End: Copenhagen

3
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Explore hidden gems such as National Anzac Centre and The Gap and Natural Bridge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Greens Pool (in Denmark) and Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Misery Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Goode Beach, don't miss a visit to Albany Wind Farm, and pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Albany trip itinerary planner .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Albany is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in February, things will get much warmer in Albany: highs are around 29°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nanarup Beach, Cheynes Beach, Greens Pool
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre

4
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Jewel Cave. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough), Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks) and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (in Augusta). The adventure continues: Head underground at Lake Cave, cruise along Caves Road, view the masterpieces at JahRoc Galleries, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hamelin Bay.

To see maps and tourist information, read Margaret River sightseeing planning tool .

Drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Augusta, Yallingup, Boranup, Meelup Beach
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Food Tours
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Richmond Bridge. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. On the 17th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail, take an in-depth tour of Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island, and steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hobart trip website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Hobart in 12 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In February, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Macquarie Island, Richmond Bridge
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Food Tours
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Bicheno Blowhole. Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook), Bicheno (East Coast Natureworld & Denison Beach) and Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, explore the galleries of Waubs Bay Gallery, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Bicheno, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Coles Bay Jetty, Spring Vale Wines
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

3
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like City Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). There's much more to do: appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, do a tasting at Bell & Gong, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Trevallyn.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Launceston tour itinerary tool .

Drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Bell & Gong
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City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©

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.
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, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Launceston to Sydney takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Launceston in February, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Sydney

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

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Campbell: Apollo Bay (Great Ocean Walk, Mait's Rest, & more) and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah). Spend the 2nd (Sat) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at London Bridge and don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Port Campbell trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight, shuttle, train, and bus from Sydney to Port Campbell takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Twelve Apostles
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 4:
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Cairns takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Balloon Rides
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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