41 days in Australia Itinerary

41 days in Australia Itinerary

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41 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Leura
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
8
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Cairns
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 15​min
10
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
11
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
12
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

5
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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 6:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

4
nights
Leura

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. Go for a jaunt from Leura to Bilpin to see Bilpin Cider Company about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, get great views at Echo Point Lookout, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Leura itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Leura takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daytime highs in Leura are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blackheath, Bilpin Cider Company, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Canberra trip website .

Traveling by car from Leura to Canberra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Leura in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Canberra, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 11:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne road trip planning website .

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Step out of Hobart to go to Port Arthur and see Three Capes Track, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hobart trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect nights in Hobart to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Three Capes Track, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

2
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.
On the 20th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, have fun at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, explore the activities along Swan River, and then pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Perth online day trip planner .

Fly from Hobart to Perth in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Hobart to Perth due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hobart in February, with highs in Perth at 38°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) is 1 hour. 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

4
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan), Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay) and Myall Beach (in Cape Tribulation). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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.
When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In February in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 4:
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, enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek, get outside with The Pinnacles, and don't miss a visit to K'gari.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Fraser Island trip itinerary maker site .

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 March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Fraser Island, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 8:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

2
nights
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and admire all the interesting features of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find maps 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. March in Brisbane sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
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 12th (Fri): kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island journey planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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