29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Stanley
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  7​h
5
Broken Hill
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
6
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
9
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Darwin
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: London


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2
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Wollongong Head Lighthouse. Do some cultural sightseeing at Darling Harbour and Nan Tien Temple. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sydney travel itinerary planner .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from London in February, things will get much hotter in Sydney: highs are around 31°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Wollongong
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
Wollongong Head Lighthouse ©
Wollongong Head Lighthouse

3
nights
Hobart

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Port Arthur Historic Site. Popular historic sites such as Cascade Brewery and Richmond Gaol are in your itinerary. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Hobart Full Gospel Central Church, take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, and engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart tour planner.

Getting from Sydney to Hobart by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in February; daily highs in Hobart reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Port Arthur Historic Site, Richmond Gaol, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld. On the next day, enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Rocky Cape Lighthouse, contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, then take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then stop by Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Stanley tour itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Stanley in 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 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rocky Cape Lighthouse
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Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Rocky Cape Lighthouse ©
Rocky Cape Lighthouse

1
night
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Howard Steer Art - Flying Doctor Artist, explore the world behind art at Pro Hart Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue of the Outback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Mad Max Museum, explore and take pictures at Day Dream Mine, then examine the collection at Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum (GeoCentre), and finally contemplate the long history of Broken Hill Trades Hall.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Broken Hill road trip planning app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Stanley to Broken Hill in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Stanley in February: highs in Broken Hill hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Silverton
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Pro Hart Gallery ©
Pro Hart Gallery
Mad Max Museum ©
Mad Max Museum

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cleland Wildlife Park and Granite Island. Do some cultural sightseeing at South Australian Museum and Raukkan Church. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek), Hallett Cove Conservation Park (in Hallett Cove) and Old Port Victor Historic Walk (in Victor Harbor). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Carrick Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Anglican Church, don't miss a visit to Old Gum Tree Reserve, and admire the landmark architecture of General Post Office.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Adelaide road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Broken Hill to Adelaide takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Broken Hill in February, things will get a bit cooler in Adelaide: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Victor Harbor, St Joseph's Catholic Church, Cleland Wildlife Park, Old Gum Tree Reserve, Gorge Wildlife Park
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Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation and Cape du Couedic Lighthouse. Step off the beaten path and head to Raptor Domain and Admirals Arch. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Head underground at Kelly Hill Caves, get outside with Remarkable Rocks, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island holiday maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

2
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Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catacomb Church, then admire the striking features of Faye's Underground Home, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): examine the collection at Old Timers Mine, then look for all kinds of wild species at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, and then identify plant and animal life at Breakaways Conservation Park.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Coober Pedy route planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Coober Pedy in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Coober Pedy can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church
Catacomb Church ©
Catacomb Church

1
night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then get answers to all your questions at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and finally get great views at Anzac Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Road Transport Hall of Fame, browse the exhibits of Jila Arts, see the interesting displays at The Residency, then examine the collection at Hartley Street School Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip planner .

Traveling by car from Coober Pedy to Alice Springs takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

4
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Darwin Aviation Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Litchfield National Park and Wave Lagoon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Darwin: Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs) and Adelaide River War Cemetery (in Adelaide River). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 28th (Fri) at Darwin Waterfront. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at East Point Reserve, browse the different shops at The Book Shop Darwin, take in nature's colorful creations at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip maker website .

Fly from Alice Springs to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Alice Springs, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Darwin, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Adelaide River War Cemetery, Territory Wildlife Park
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Wave Lagoon ©
Wave Lagoon
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park

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