27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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1
Cairns
— 4 nights
2
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
4
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
5
Hobart
— 3 nights
6
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
7
Albany
— 2 nights
8
Margaret River
— 3 nights

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Agincourt Reef. Change things up with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 4th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Trinity Beach and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary builder tool.

Manchester, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Cairns, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in February, with highs in Cairns at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Agincourt Reef
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

2
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 8th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Roto House, thenidentify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, thenhike along Coastal walk, and finally make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, thenenjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, and then explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie trip itinerary app.

Getting from Cairns to Port Macquarie by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cairns in February, expect Port Macquarie to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Art Gallery of New South Wales and Australian National Maritime Museum. Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at Chinese Garden of Friendship, take in the pleasant sights at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sydney online trip planner.

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in February: highs in Sydney hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

2
nights
Coles Bay

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
On the 14th (Sun), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, thenidentify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld, thendo a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, and finally don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay online travel route planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Coles Bay in 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Bicheno, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door

3
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. On the 18th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Constitution Dock, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart vacation planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Richmond Bridge
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seal Bay Conservation Park and Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary. Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits, see Off-Road Tours, and get to know the resident critters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island vacation planning website.

You can fly from Hobart to Kangaroo Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, train, and taxi. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, stroll through Greens Pool, and then learn about winemaking at Rising Star Winery. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Beach, thentake an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station, and then explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Albany journey builder site.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Albany takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 1.5 hours. In February in Albany, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Denmark
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Meelup Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Island Brook Estate Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Jewel Cave (in Augusta) and Yallingup Beach (in Yallingup). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Gnarabup Beach, Head underground at Lake Cave, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hamelin Bay, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Margaret River online trip planner.

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 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Augusta, Island Brook Estate Winery, Yallingup Beach, Meelup Beach
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Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach
Wine Tours & Tastings
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach

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