43 days in Australia Itinerary

43 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Brisbane
— 4 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
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Noosa
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Noosa
— 4 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Ferry to Hamilton Island, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
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Melbourne — 6 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 35 min away. Dedicate the 14th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

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London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Melbourne, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in February; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can fly to Sydney.
Tours · Parks · Museums · Wineries
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Sydney — 6 nights

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.
Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in February since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Brisbane.
Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches
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Brisbane — 4 nights

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, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around South Bank Parklands, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and stroll through Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner.

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.
Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 24:

Fraser Island — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake McKenzie and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest.

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You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Noosa.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
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Noosa — 4 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noosa: Maleny (Maleny Dairies & Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World), Mooloolaba (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Mooloolaba Beach) and Caloundra (Seaview Art Gallery & Kings Beach). Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Noosa tour itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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Airlie Beach — 2 nights

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 3rd (Thu), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): work off some steam at Intuitive Massage & Beauty Centre, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach day trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Noosa to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.
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Cairns — 16 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Paronella Park (in Mena Creek), Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas) and Kuranda (Honey House, Peter Jarver Gallery, &more). Spend the 5th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 7th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Billy Tea Safaris, and admire the sheer force of Behana Gorge Waterfall.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip maker tool.

Getting from Airlie Beach to Cairns by combination of ferry and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Find places to stay Mar 4 — 20:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.