29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hobart
1
Hobart
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5​h 45​min
5
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + Ferry + Drive:  10​h 15​min
7
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
8
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  5​h
10
Leura
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Hobart

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day
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.
For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hobart trip planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Hobart. In February in Hobart, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. You will leave for Melbourne on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Outdoors Parks
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4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Melbourne tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Hobart in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Perth online visit planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in February: high temperatures in Perth hover around 38°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route planning site .

Fly from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Perth in February, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 43°C and lows at 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art

2
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at With Sugar. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas visit planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February: highs in Port Douglas hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
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.
Cairns is known for wildlife, adventure, trails, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and look for all kinds of wild species at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns online route planner .

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In February, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Eli Creek, and step aboard Maheno Wreck.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from Cairns in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Fraser Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Lake Wabby ©
Lake Wabby

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): walk around South Bank Parklands. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks
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Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island visit planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Leura.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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nights
Leura

Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. On the 23rd (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, and then don't miss a visit to Leura Cascades. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Leura route maker .

Do a combination of flight and train from Lord Howe Island to Leura in 5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Everglades Historic House and Gardens ©

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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, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sydney online journey builder .

Getting from Leura to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In February in Sydney, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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