29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Katoomba
— 1 night
Drive
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Canberra
— 2 nights
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Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
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Hobart
— 4 nights
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Melbourne
— 1 night
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Margaret River
— 4 nights
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Albany
— 2 nights
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Cairns — 3 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Helicopter Tours. Spend the 10th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of Billy Tea Safaris, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip builder app.

Nice, France to Cairns is an approximately 26.5-hour flight. Traveling from Nice to Cairns, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Nice in February, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Port Macquarie.
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Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:

Port Macquarie — 2 nights

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path, stroll through Coastal walk, then identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, and finally see the interesting displays at Roto House. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Port Macquarie road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Port Macquarie takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairns in February, with highs in Port Macquarie at 25°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Sydney.
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Find places to stay Feb 12 — 14:

Sydney — 4 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Watsons Bay and Room Escape Games. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Port Macquarie to Sydney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Port Macquarie in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Sydney, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Katoomba.
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Katoomba — 1 night

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): make a trip to Echo Point Lookout, get great views at The Three Sisters, then explore the galleries of Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, and finally admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls Lookout.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Katoomba online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Katoomba are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Canberra.
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Find places to stay Feb 18 — 19:

Canberra — 2 nights

The Bush Capital

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): engage your brain at Questacon, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, and then admire the natural beauty at National Arboretum Canberra.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Canberra trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Katoomba to Canberra in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Katoomba 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 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Kangaroo Island.
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Find places to stay Feb 19 — 21:

Kangaroo Island — 3 nights

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Step off the beaten path and head to Raptor Domain and Seal Bay Conservation Park. Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, don't miss a visit to Emu Ridge Eucalyptus, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island trip maker website.

You can fly from Canberra to Kangaroo Island in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Canberra to Kangaroo Island is minus 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can fly to Hobart.
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Find places to stay Feb 21 — 24:

Hobart — 4 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Food Tours. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, make a trip to Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, get a sense of history and politics at General Post Office, and contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary Historic Site.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planner.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Hobart in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. In February, daytime highs in Hobart are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Melbourne.
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Find places to stay Feb 24 — 28:

Melbourne — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Hobart in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Margaret River.
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Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 1:

Margaret River — 4 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Meelup Beach and Yallingup Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse). On the 3rd (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Dedicate the 4th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay, take in the waterfront at Busselton Jetty, learn about winemaking at Cape Grace Wines, and explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Margaret River trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Melbourne to Margaret River in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Albany.
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Albany — 2 nights

Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, then kick back and relax at Little Beach, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, take in the dramatic natural features at Elephant Rocks, and then stroll through Greens Pool.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Albany day trip website.

Getting from Margaret River to Albany by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Mar 5 — 7:

Australia travel guide

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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.
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