29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairns
— 4 nights
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
3
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
6
Port Lincoln
— 1 night
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
8
Perth
— 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Spas about 34 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, and kick back and relax at Ellis Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cairns day trip planning app.

Barcelona, Spain to Cairns is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Cairns is 9 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Barcelona in February, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Ellis Beach
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 28:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Thornton Beach and Myall Beach. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas tour builder.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 3:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
We've included these beaches for you: Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach. And it doesn't end there: trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island travel route planner.

Fly from Port Douglas to Lord Howe Island in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Douglas to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 6:
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Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Store Beach for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 10:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at St. Kilda Beach and Kitty Miller Bay. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately Torquay away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take a memorable tour with Tours, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne tour website.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Melbourne. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Kitty Miller Bay, The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 14:
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Balloon Rides
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Kitty Miller Bay ©
Kitty Miller Bay

1
night
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): cruise along Winter Hill Lookout, enjoy the sand and surf at Fishery Bay, and then tour in harmony with nature at Eco Tours.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Port Lincoln trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Port Lincoln takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Port Lincoln is minus 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 15:
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Shark Diving
Winter Hill Lookout ©
Winter Hill Lookout

3
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, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Uluru, hike along Kuniya Walk, explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, and take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Lincoln to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 18:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

3
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.
Visit Cottesloe Beach and Warnbro Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Quinns Rocks Beach (in Quinns Rocks). It doesn't end there: walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden and explore the activities along Swan River.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Perth road trip planning tool.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth is minus 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March; daily highs in Perth reach 34°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, Fremantle Prison, Quinns Rocks Beach, Warnbro Beach
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 22:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Warnbro Beach ©
Warnbro Beach

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