39 days in Australia Itinerary

39 days in Australia Itinerary

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39 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Denver
flight:  29​h
1
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Sydney
— 22 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 45​min
5
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  31​h
End: Denver

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: Fremantle (Fremantle Markets & Fremantle Prison), Mandurah Cruises (in Mandurah) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, stroll through Cottesloe Beach, have some family-friendly fun at Elizabeth Quay Carousel, and snap pictures at Elizabeth Quay.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Perth driving holiday planner .

Denver, USA to Perth is an approximately 29-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Perth is 15 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Denver in February; daily highs in Perth reach 90°F and lows reach 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Mandurah Cruises, Cottesloe Beach, Perth Zoo, Caversham Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 20:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

1
night
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.
For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cairns attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Cairns takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Perth in February, with lows around 75°F. You will leave for Brisbane on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach), Surfers Paradise (SkyPoint Observation Deck & Surfer's Paradise Beach) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). Next up on the itinerary: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Australia Zoo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in February, expect Brisbane to be slightly colder, temps between 83°F and 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Australia Zoo, Moffat Beach
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 28:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

22
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Katoomba (Echo Point Lookout, The Three Sisters, & more), Leura (The Nook & Everglades Historic House and Gardens) and Blackheath (Gallery Blackheath, Govetts Leap, & more). There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Blackheath, Katoomba, Mosman, Leura, Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 22:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

1
night
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Airlie Beach, with lows around 75°F. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 23:

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