33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

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33 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Lismore
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + train:  5​h 30​min
4
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
7
Albany
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Margaret River
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
9
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 30​min
10
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Lismore

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park and Terrigal Beach. Visit The Rocks and Norah Head Lighthouse for their historical value. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, stroll through Manly Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Customs House.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sydney holiday maker app .

Lismore to Sydney is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In February in Sydney, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

First Fleet Park, Shelly Beach, Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, Norah Head Lighthouse, Terrigal Beach
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Appreciate the collections at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at The National Pass and Megalong Creek Estate. Step out of Katoomba with an excursion to Jenolan Caves in Jenolan Caves--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stop by The Nook, trek along The Giant Stairway, and take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Katoomba journey builder site .

Drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Jenolan Caves, Megalong Creek Estate, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum
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Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway

1
night
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, then visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse, then trek along Coastal walk, and finally make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Roto House, then look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie trip planner.

You can drive from Katoomba to Port Macquarie in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. While traveling from Katoomba, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Burleigh Head National Park and Kirra Beach. Get in touch with nature at David Fleay Wildlife Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Go for a jaunt from Gold Coast to Murwillumbah to see Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre about 54 minutes away. It doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse and enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast attractions planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Port Macquarie to Gold Coast in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Port Macquarie in February, you will find days in Gold Coast are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitehaven Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Whitsunday Island trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gold Coast to Whitsunday Island. February in Whitsunday Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Valley of the Winds and Walpa Gorge. Museum-lovers will appreciate Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Uluru, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park visit planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Whitsunday Island to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in February, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 43°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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night
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Ellen Cove Boardwalk, then steep yourself in history at Princess Royal Fortress, then examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, and finally examine the collection at Western Australian Museum - Albany. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Dark Side Chocolates, stroll through Ocean Beach, and then stroll through Shelley Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Albany trip website .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Albany by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, expect nights in Albany to be slightly colder, around 16°C, while days are cooler, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Denmark
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National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Shelley Beach ©
Shelley Beach
Western Australian Museum - Albany ©

3
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hamelin Bay and Stella Bella Wines. Get some cultural insight at Voyager Estate and Berry Farm. Spend the 21st (Fri) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and stop by Vasse Virgin.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Margaret River itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Wineries Outdoors
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Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Voyager Estate ©
Voyager Estate
Stella Bella Wines ©
Stella Bella Wines

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nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Shep's Studio and Fine Art Kangaroo Island. Step off the beaten path and head to Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary and Raptor Domain. Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, don't miss a visit to Emu Ridge, experience rural life at Will's Rare Breeds Farm, and enjoy the sand and surf at Island Beach.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Kangaroo Island online route planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Kangaroo Island in 12 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) is 1 hour. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Port Campbell National Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, take in the dramatic natural features at The Twelve Apostles, then take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, and finally admire all the interesting features of Gibsons Steps.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Port Campbell in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate ArtVo and National Gallery of Victoria. Step out of the city life by going to Royal Botanic Gardens and Balloon Rides. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, examine the collection at National Sports Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Melbourne online trip maker .

You can drive from Port Campbell to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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ArtVo ©
ArtVo
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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