32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Canberra
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: London

5
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.
Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove--about 32 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 6th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns attractions planner.

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 10 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in February, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford), Surfers Paradise (SkyPoint Observation Deck & Surfer's Paradise Beach) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and explore the activities along The Brisbane River.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In February, Brisbane is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Moffat Beach
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

5
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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, stroll through Coogee Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

5
nights
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.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, nature, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Canberra trip itinerary app .

Drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Canberra when traveling from Sydney in February, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Nature
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 26th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne tour planner.

Fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

5
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Fremantle (Fremantle Markets, Western Australian Maritime Museum, & more) and Mandurah Cruises (in Mandurah). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Matthew's Anglican Church, and explore the activities along Swan River.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Perth trip maker site .

Fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Perth is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in February; daily highs in Perth reach 38°C and lows reach 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fremantle, Mandurah Cruises, St Matthew's Anglican Church, Sandalford Wines Swan Valley, Caversham Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 4:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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