32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

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Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 5 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Sydney, Train to Leura
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Leura
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
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Perth
— 2 nights
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Cairns

— 2 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.
Spend the 28th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Cairns tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 10 hours. Traveling from London in January, expect Cairns to be much hotter, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:

Port Douglas

— 3 nights
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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas holiday planning tool.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 1:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 nights
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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, go for a walk through Mala Walk, and hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Port Douglas in February, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 4:

Brisbane

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery and then stroll around South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): examine the collection at Opal Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane online route planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Brisbane by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, expect nights in Brisbane to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:

Fraser Island

— 5 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, take an exotic tour of Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek, and stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In February in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Fri) before leaving for Leura.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 11:

Leura

— 3 nights
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. Leura is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, get great views at Govetts Leap, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls Lookout, and make a trip to Echo Point Lookout.

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Traveling by combination of car, ferry, flight, and train from Fraser Island to Leura takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Leura when traveling from Fraser Island in February, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 14:

Sydney

— 5 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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

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Traveling by car from Leura to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and 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 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 19:

Melbourne

— 5 nights

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.
Dedicate the 23rd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in February since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 24:

Perth

— 2 nights

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.
On the 25th (Fri), walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, then take an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum, and then explore the galleries of Fremantle Prison.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Perth online trip planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Perth by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Perth due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in February, with highs in Perth at 38°C and lows at 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Perth

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 24 — 26:

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.