29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly
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Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 3 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly
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Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly
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Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly to Perth, Bus to Margaret River
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Margaret River
— 2 nights
Bus to Perth, Fly to Santiago de Compostela

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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.
Get outdoors at Palm Cove Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at St Monica's Cathedral and Cairns Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Agincourt Reef (in Port Douglas) and Spas (in Palm Cove). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain to Cairns is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 9 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Santiago de Compostela in February, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 6:
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Must see
Palm Cove Beach
4.5

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Lennox Head Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cape Byron Walking Track and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach, find something for the whole family at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast, and explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

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Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in February, things will get a bit cooler in Gold Coast: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nan Tien Temple and St. Mary's Cathedral. Visit Shelly Beach and Palm Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls), Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Blue Mountains (in Katoomba). It doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip planning website.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:
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Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park ©
Must see
Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park
4.2
Palm Beach ©
Must see
Palm Beach
4.5

3
nights
Hobart

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.
Get some historical perspective at Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Constitution Dock. Get a sense of the local culture at Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: The Neck (in Bruny Island), Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hobart day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in February, with highs in Hobart at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:
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The Neck ©
Must see
The Neck
4.8

3
nights
Launceston

The Heart of Tasmania

Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery. Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave & Mole Creek Caves) and Platypus House (in Beauty Point). There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley and walk around City Park.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Launceston vacation planner.

Getting from Hobart to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 18:
Highlights from your trip
Mole Creek Caves ©
Must see
Mole Creek Caves
4.7
Platypus House ©
Must see
Platypus House
4.3

3
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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 the city life by going to St. Kilda Beach and Ballarat Wildlife Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Patrick's Cathedral and Spas. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong), Lake Wendouree (in Ballarat) and Bells Beach (in Torquay).

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Launceston to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Launceston, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 21:
Highlights from your trip
Bells Beach ©
Must see
Bells Beach
4.5

3
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Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Art Gallery of South Australia and South Australian Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Cleland Wildlife Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Granite Island (in Victor Harbor) and Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Henley Beach, take in the waterfront at Glenelg Pier, and kick back and relax at Glenelg Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Adelaide driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne to Adelaide, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 24:
Highlights from your trip
Henley Beach ©
Must see
Henley Beach
4.6
Glenelg Beach ©
Must see
Glenelg Beach
4.7

1
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Alice Springs

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Adelaide to Alice Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Adelaide in February, with highs in Alice Springs at 42°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 25:
Highlights from your trip

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Margaret River

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.
Popular historic sites such as Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Hamelin Bay Jetty are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Jewel Cave and Mammoth Cave. Venture out of the city with trips to Yallingup (Yallingup Beach & Ngilgi Cave) and Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hamelin Bay, Head underground at Lake Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm, and learn about winemaking at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Margaret River online attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Alice Springs to Margaret River takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Alice Springs to Margaret River. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 25 — 28:
Highlights from your trip
Jewel Cave ©
Must see
Jewel Cave
4.8
Meelup Beach ©
Must see
Meelup Beach
5.0
Yallingup Beach ©
Must see
Yallingup Beach
4.8

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