30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  30​h
1
Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  14​h 30​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Katoomba
— 2 nights
+4
train + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 30​min
9
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
10
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, and then admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach, experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, then relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation trip planning tool .

Toronto, Canada to Cape Tribulation is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Cape Tribulation is 15 hours. Traveling from Toronto in February, things will get much hotter in Cape Tribulation: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

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.
Spend the 3rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 4th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas journey planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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.
Spend the 6th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 8th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, admire all the interesting features of The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, cruise along Captain Cook Highway, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cairns, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk, explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Billabong.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge ©
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Tue), take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Kuniya Walk, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In February, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, take a tour by water with Melbourne Boat Hire, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Melbourne vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, with highs in Melbourne at 32°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Outdoors Tours
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

4
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: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney sightseeing planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in February, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

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

2
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, make a trip to Leura Cascades, then get great views at Queen Elizabeth Lookout, then get great views at The Three Sisters, and finally don't miss a visit to Echo Point Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: tour in harmony with nature at Eco Tours, then don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, and finally stroll through The National Pass.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Katoomba trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Leura, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass, Gallery Blackheath
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Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

2
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: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek, stroll through Indian Head, and make a trip to K'gari.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Fraser Island online travel planner .

You can do a combination of train, flight, car, and ferry from Katoomba to Fraser Island in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Katoomba in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Fraser Island, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature Parks Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Fraser Island to Brisbane by combination of car and ferry takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In February, daytime highs in Brisbane are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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