30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Saskatoon
Fly:  30​h
1
Rockhampton
— 1 day
train:  3​h 15​min
2
Bundaberg
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Mackay
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h
4
Townsville
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Cooktown
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
7
Darwin
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Alice Springs
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Adelaide
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Port Augusta
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
11
Mount Gambier
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 45​min
12
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
13
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
14
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
15
Brisbane
— 11 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Saskatoon

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Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): have fun and explore at FLOW Visitors Centre, then meet the residents at Rockhampton Botanic Gardens, and then identify plant and animal life at Capricorn Caves.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rockhampton online road trip planner .

Saskatoon, Canada to Rockhampton is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 16 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Saskatoon in February: high temperatures in Rockhampton hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens ©
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens
FLOW Visitors Centre ©
FLOW Visitors Centre

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Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 3rd (Mon), meet the residents at Alexandra Park Zoo, examine the collection at Hinkler Hall of Aviation, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bundaberg Rum Distillery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Mon Repos.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bundaberg planning website .

Getting from Rockhampton to Bundaberg by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. February in Bundaberg sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Mon Repos ©
Mon Repos
Hinkler Hall of Aviation ©
Hinkler Hall of Aviation
Alexandra Park Zoo ©
Alexandra Park Zoo

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Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Melba House, identify plant and animal life at Gooseponds, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bucasia Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mackay road trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bundaberg to Mackay. In February, daily temperatures in Mackay can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Mackay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Melba House
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Bucasia Beach ©
Bucasia Beach
Melba House ©
Melba House

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Townsville

Townsville
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
On the 5th (Wed), head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, kick back and relax at The Strand, and then take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Townsville day trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Mackay to Townsville with the Route module. In February, daytime highs in Townsville are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
The Strand ©
The Strand

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Cairns

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip maker app .

Fly from Townsville to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Cooktown.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Great Northern Tours, get engrossed in the history at James Cook Museum, then don't miss a visit to Grassy Hill, and finally explore and take pictures at Cooktown War Memorial.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cooktown tour builder tool .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cooktown takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Cooktown

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Cooktown War Memorial ©
Cooktown War Memorial
Grassy Hill ©
Grassy Hill
James Cook Museum ©
James Cook Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral Darwin, then take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, then examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, and finally get engrossed in the history at Darwin Aviation Museum.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cooktown to Darwin. In February in Darwin, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

Museums Historic Sites
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Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
Darwin Aviation Museum ©
Darwin Aviation Museum

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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 11th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, browse the exhibits of Tjanpi Desert Weavers, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Darwin to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Darwin in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Alice Springs: temperatures range from 42°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Tours Wildlife Parks
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Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Tjanpi Desert Weavers ©
Tjanpi Desert Weavers

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): make a trip to Adelaide Oval, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Adelaide, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, and finally make a trip to General Post Office. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Seacliff Beach, get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Xavier Cathedral.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide road trip tool .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Alice Springs in February, with highs in Adelaide at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cleland Wildlife Park, ISKCON Adelaide
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

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Port Augusta

Port Augusta ©
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Homestead Gardens, take in the exciting artwork at Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli, then get great views at Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout, then take in nature's colorful creations at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, and finally get great views at Water Tower Lookout.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Augusta trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Adelaide to Port Augusta takes 3.5 hours. In February in Port Augusta, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks Museums Shopping
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Homestead Gardens ©
Homestead Gardens
Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden ©

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Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
On the 15th (Sat), get lost in a book at Mount Gambier Public Library, learn about all things military at Mount Gambier Rsl War Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Gambier trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Port Augusta to Mount Gambier by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Port Augusta in February, expect Mount Gambier to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
Mount Gambier Rsl War Museum ©
Mount Gambier Rsl War Museum

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 16th (Sun), steep yourself in history at St. Patrick's Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at St John's Anglican Church, kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Federation Square.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Melbourne travel route planning tool .

Getting from Mount Gambier to Melbourne by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

St John's Anglican Church, St. Kilda Beach
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St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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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 17th (Mon): engage your brain at Questacon, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Australia, and then get to know the fascinating history of Canberra Rotary Peace Bell.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Canberra trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Canberra can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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National Museum of Australia ©
National Museum of Australia
Canberra Rotary Peace Bell ©
Canberra Rotary Peace Bell
Questacon ©
Questacon

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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.
On the 18th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, then stroll through Balmoral Beach, Mosman, and finally identify plant and animal life at North Head Sanctuary.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in February, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Balmoral Beach, Mosman, North Head Sanctuary
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St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
North Head Sanctuary ©
North Head Sanctuary

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like New Govardhana Australia and Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah. Step out of the city life by going to Burleigh Head National Park and Kirra Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (in Currumbin), Coolangatta (Coolangatta Beach & Saint Augustine's Catholic Church) and Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & Scuba & Snorkeling). Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. Spend the 27th (Thu) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Kings Beach, get outside with Pelican Feeding, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Brisbane using our trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In February in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Fingal Head Lighthouse, New Govardhana Australia
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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