43 days in Australia Itinerary

43 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
3
Katoomba
— 4 nights
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
5
Melbourne
— 6 nights
6
Perth
— 3 nights
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
8
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
9
Cairns
— 5 nights

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba), Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Caloundra Regional Art Gallery (in Caloundra). There's much more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planner.

Regina, Canada to Brisbane is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Regina to Brisbane, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Regina in February, things will get much warmer in Brisbane: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

SunJet Simulations, Sea World Theme Park, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations

6
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. February in Sydney sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

4
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Change things up with these side-trips from Katoomba: Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, get great views at The Three Sisters, take a peaceful walk through Perry's Lookdown, and take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Katoomba itinerary site.

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In February in Katoomba, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackheath, Wentworth Falls, Hargraves Lookout, Jenolan Caves, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath

3
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Three Capes Track (in Port Arthur). On the 20th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Hobart trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Katoomba to Hobart in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In February, Hobart is a bit cooler than Katoomba - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Kingston Beach, Three Capes Track, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 25th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 23rd (Tue) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Melbourne itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in February, you will find days in Melbourne are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Wineries Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Perth

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Step out of Perth with an excursion to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle--about 32 minutes away. Dedicate the 1st (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial, and take in the waterfront at South Perth Foreshore.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Perth trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Perth due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in February: high temperatures in Perth hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Fremantle Prison, South Perth Foreshore
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 1:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
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: explore and take pictures at Uluru, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, and take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Perth in March; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

4
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan), Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay) and Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach). Spend the 5th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take some stellar pictures from Trinity Bay Lookout, and stroll through Four Mile Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, you will find days in Port Douglas are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

5
nights
Cairns

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Spas, Annie's at the Beach, &more). Spend the 10th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 12th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns route builder website.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. March in Cairns sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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