28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Perth
— 2 nights
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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.
Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Palm Cove Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 4th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

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Adelaide to Cairns is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in February: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Myall Beach (in Cape Tribulation) and Diwan (Alexandra Bay Waterfall & Daintree Entomological museum). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Brisbane

Australia's New World City

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around South Bank Parklands, explore the activities along The Brisbane River, don't miss a visit to Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, and admire all the interesting features of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

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Fly from Port Douglas to Brisbane in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Port Douglas in February: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 33°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Theme Parks
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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sydney attractions planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. February in Sydney sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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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 Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

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You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in February, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Scenic Drive

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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: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, and get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 43°C and 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 27:

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Perth

City of Light

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 28th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, then walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and then pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, take in the views from Elizabeth Quay, don't miss a visit to The Bell Tower, then steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and finally get your game on at Elizabeth Quay Carousel.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Perth trip planner.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth due to the time zone difference. In February, Perth is a bit cooler than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.