29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
train + Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + train:  8​h 15​min
3
Eumundi
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  32​h
End: Dusseldorf

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.
On the 11th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Dusseldorf, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Dusseldorf to Cairns, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, Cairns is much hotter than Dusseldorf - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Village Gallery, Tanks Arts Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Tanks Arts Centre ©
Tanks Arts Centre

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Ngarru Gallery and Port Douglas Court House Museum. Spend the 14th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 15th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and stop by With Sugar.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip maker website .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In February in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Eumundi.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 17:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

1
night
Eumundi

Eumundi ©
Eumundi is a small town and locality in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia, 21 km south-west of Noosa Heads and 118 km north of the state capital, Brisbane. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, take an in-depth tour of Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Tina Cooper Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Artisans Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Berkelouw Book Barn. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at Noosa Museum, see the interesting displays at Yandina Historic House, then view the masterpieces at Montville Art Gallery, then browse the exhibits of Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, and finally see the interesting displays at Mapleton Observatory.

Make your Eumundi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Port Douglas to Eumundi in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Eumundi

Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Montville, Noosa Museum, Mapleton Observatory, Yandina Historic House
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 19:
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Artisans Gallery ©
Artisans Gallery
The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
Mapleton Observatory ©
Mapleton Observatory

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Shop till you drop at Sydney Fish Market and Billich Gallery. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sydney attractions planning app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Eumundi to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get some historical perspective at The National Pass and Leura Post Office. Head to Lost Bear Gallery and Falls Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Explore Katoomba's surroundings by going to Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery One88, get great views at The Three Sisters, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Katoomba online holiday planner .

Drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Katoomba

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Leura, Falls Gallery, The National Pass, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 26:
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Lost Bear Gallery ©
Lost Bear Gallery
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, browse the exhibits of Scott Leggo Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, then stop by Vines & Wines, and finally browse the exhibits of Strathnairn Gallery.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Canberra online itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Canberra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Canberra when traveling from Katoomba in February, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Scott Leggo Gallery ©
Scott Leggo Gallery

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, then stop by Aspect Design, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Art Mob.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Hobart takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Canberra in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Hobart, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art
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Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

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.
Shrine of Remembrance and St Joseph's Church will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll through Melbourne Zoo, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and view the masterpieces at Original & Authentic Aboriginal Art.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne travel planner .

Getting from Hobart to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in February, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Walkatjara Art and Uluru. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, trek along Kuniya Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, things will get a bit warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 41°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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