29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
1
Adelaide
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
4
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
5
Brisbane
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 30​min
6
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  3​h
7
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  6​h 15​min
8
Katoomba
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Wallerawang
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Sydney


4
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.
Visit Carrickalinga Beach and Seacliff Beach for some beach relaxation. Do some cultural sightseeing at South Australian Museum and Rundle Mall. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Semaphore Beach (in Semaphore), McLaren Vale III Associates (in McLaren Vale) and Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, enjoy the sand and surf at Glenelg Beach, and contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Adelaide trip app .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Adelaide International Airport. In February in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Glenelg, Aldinga Beach, Carrickalinga Beach, McLaren Vale III Associates, Henley Beach
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 8:
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Step out of the city life by going to Flinders Chase National Park and Seal Bay Conservation Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, relax in the rural setting at Island Pure Sheep Dairy, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island itinerary planning 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 up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 11:
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shrine of Remembrance and Royal Exhibition Building. Get in touch with nature at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre and Balloon Rides. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Melbourne day trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, ferry, and car. In February in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Jewish Holocaust Centre, St. Kilda Beach, Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 15:
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Balloon Rides
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

7
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Get in touch with nature at Manly Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). Spend the 21st (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in February, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Featherdale Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museum of Brisbane, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, and then admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art.

Find out how to plan Brisbane trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Brisbane are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

2
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park. On the next day, kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Whitsunday Island holiday planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Whitsunday Island in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In February in Whitsunday Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

2
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Go-Kart Racing Track, then view the masterpieces at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Wild life Hamilton Island, stroll through Catseye Beach, and then get outside with Jetryder.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hamilton Island planner .

Explore your travel options from Whitsunday Island to Hamilton Island with the Route module. In February in Hamilton Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wild life Hamilton Island ©
Wild life Hamilton Island
Hamilton Island Art Gallery ©
Hamilton Island Art Gallery

1
night
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, and then get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Corridor of Oaks, explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, then take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, and finally make a trip to Echo Point Lookout.

To plan Katoomba vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Hamilton Island to Katoomba in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Katoomba when traveling from Hamilton Island in March, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Wallerawang.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Faulconbridge, The National Pass, Gallery Blackheath
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 2:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

2
nights
Wallerawang

Wallerawang ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): examine the collection at Eskbank House and Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park, then see the interesting displays at Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Hartley Historic Site.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Wallerawang trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Wallerawang takes an hour. In March in Wallerawang, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wallerawang

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lithgow, Hartley Historic Site
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum ©
Hartley Historic Site ©
Hartley Historic Site
Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park ©
Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park

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