29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Gold Coast
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Launceston
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Adelaide
— 3 nights
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Alice Springs
— 1 night
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Margaret River
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Cairns

Cairns ©

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Get outdoors at Trinity Beach and River Rafting & Tubing. Do some cultural sightseeing at St Monica's Cathedral and Cairns Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas) and Agincourt Reef (in Port Douglas). It doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

Santiago de Compostela, Spain to Cairns is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Santiago de Compostela to Cairns. Traveling from Santiago de Compostela in February, things will get much warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Spas

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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Lennox Head Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kirra Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. When in Gold Coast, make a side trip to see Cape Byron Walking Track in Byron Bay, approximately Byron Bay away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Head National Park, get in on the family fun at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast, and stroll through Coolangatta Beach.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast road trip app.

Getting from Cairns to Gold Coast by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in February: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Lennox Head Beach
Lennox Head Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

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Sydney

Sydney ©

The Harbour City

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.
Get some historical perspective at Nan Tien Temple and St. Mary's Cathedral. Relax by the water at Shelly Beach and Palm Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Blue Mountains (in Katoomba), Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip maker site.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Sydney, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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Hobart

Hobart ©

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Get some historical perspective at Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Constitution Dock. Get a sense of the local culture at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna), The Neck (in Bruny Island) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hobart day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in February, with highs in Hobart at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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Launceston

Launceston ©

The Heart of Tasmania

Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre. Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Platypus House (in Beauty Point) and Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave & Mole Creek Caves). There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley and walk around City Park.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Launceston vacation planner.

Getting from Hobart to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Platypus House ©
Platypus House
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of the city life by going to Ballarat Wildlife Park and Eastern Beach Reserve. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Patrick's Cathedral and Bells Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Spas (in Daylesford) and Lake Wendouree (in Ballarat). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Launceston to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Launceston in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Melbourne, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

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Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Art Gallery of South Australia and South Australian Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Glenelg Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach) and Granite Island (in Victor Harbor). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Henley Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, and take in the waterfront at Glenelg Pier.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Adelaide driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne to Adelaide, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Glenelg Beach ©
Glenelg Beach

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Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Adelaide to Alice Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Adelaide in February, with highs in Alice Springs at 42°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Hamelin Bay Jetty and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Mammoth Cave and Yallingup Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Jewel Cave (in Augusta), Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough) and Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hamelin Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm, do a tasting at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, and explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Margaret River online attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Alice Springs to Margaret River takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Alice Springs to Margaret River. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay

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