29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Penrith
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Mosman
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Manly
— 1 night
+2
ferry + train + Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Toronto

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.
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, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sydney online vacation planner .

Toronto, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in February; daily highs in Sydney reach 31°C and lows reach 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Penrith.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 23:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a suburb and major centre in the metropolitan area of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Penrith: Katoomba (Echo Point Lookout, The Three Sisters, & more), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Blackheath (Gallery Blackheath & Day FIne Art). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, sample the tasty concoctions at Bilpin Cider Company, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, and admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Penrith journey builder tool .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Penrith takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Mosman.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blackheath, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Bilpin Cider Company, The National Pass
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 26:
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Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

2
nights
Mosman

Mosman ©
If it weren't for the amazing view of Sydney Harbour, Mosman might seem light-years away from Australia's largest and busiest city.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taronga Zoo and then experience rural life at Watkins Orchard. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman and then explore the striking landscape of Sydney Harbour National Park.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mosman trip planner .

You can drive from Penrith to Mosman in an hour. In February, daily temperatures in Mosman can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Manly.

Things to do in Mosman

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Watkins Orchard
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 28:
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Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
Sydney Harbour National Park ©
Sydney Harbour National Park
Watkins Orchard ©
Watkins Orchard

1
night
Manly

Manly ©
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): stroll through North Narrabeen Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Little Manly Beach, then stroll through Shelly Beach, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Manly day trip app .

Manly is just a stone's throw from Mosman. In February, daily temperatures in Manly can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Manly

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

North Narrabeen Beach
Find places to stay Feb 28 — 29:
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Manly Sea Life Sanctuary ©
Manly Sea Life Sanctuary
North Narrabeen Beach ©
North Narrabeen Beach

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and stroll around Fitzroy Gardens.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip website .

Getting from Manly to Melbourne by combination of ferry and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Manly in February, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 5:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: The Cedars (in Hahndorf), Port Noarlunga Reef (in Port Noarlunga) and Primo Estate (in McLaren Vale). Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Adelaide visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Cedars, Port Noarlunga Reef, Primo Estate, Semaphore Beach, Oaklands Wetland
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Brisbane (South Bank Parklands, City Botanic Gardens, & more). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast road trip planner .

Fly from Adelaide to Gold Coast in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Gold Coast when traveling from Adelaide in March, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Brisbane
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (With Sugar, Safaris, & more). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in March, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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