28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly to Melbourne International Airport, Drive to Cowes
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Cowes
— 2 nights
Drive
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly
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Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mooloolaba
— 3 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly

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Cowes

Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Nobbies Centre and A Maze'N Things. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Head underground at Forrest Caves, head off the coast to Churchill Island, and identify plant and animal life at Koala Conservation Centre.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cowes online tour itinerary builder.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Cowes is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Cowes due to the time zone difference. In February in Cowes, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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4
nights
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.
Attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Royal Botanic Gardens make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Werribee to see Werribee Open Range Zoo about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Cowes to Melbourne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. February in Melbourne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Katoomba is known for nature, trails, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take some stellar pictures from Elysian Rock Lookout, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, and don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Katoomba travel planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Katoomba by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Katoomba, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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5
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sydney Opera House and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip maker tool.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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3
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Sea World Theme Park and South Bank Parklands. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, get to know the resident critters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and pick up some local products at Sanctuary Markets.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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Mooloolaba

Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Aqua Park Bli Bli and Maroochydore Beach. There's still lots to do: make a splash at BLAST Aqua Park Coolum, get to know the resident critters at Queensland Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, and stop by Podie Pie.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mooloolaba online trip builder.

Getting from Gold Coast to Mooloolaba by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Mooloolaba are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 22:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Coffee Works Port Douglas, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Port Douglas day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Mooloolaba to Port Douglas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 24:

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Spas. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Muddy's Playground, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cairns Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner.

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

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 24 — 28:

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.