43 days in Australia Itinerary

43 days in Australia Itinerary

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43 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Regina
Fly:  27​h
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Katoomba
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
8
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Regina

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Caloundra Regional Art Gallery (in Caloundra), Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba). There's lots more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

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Regina, Canada to Brisbane is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Regina to Brisbane is 16 hours. In February, Brisbane is much warmer than Regina - with highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

SunJet Simulations, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, Sea World Theme Park
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SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). On the 16th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Katoomba trip builder site .

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Katoomba can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blackheath, Bilpin Cider Company, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Jenolan Caves
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 16:
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Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around 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. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hobart tour itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Hobart in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Katoomba in February, expect Hobart to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Kingston Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Three Capes Track, Museum of Old and New Art
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 20:
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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: stroll around Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip site .

Getting from Hobart to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in February: highs in Melbourne hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum, explore the activities along Swan River, and steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Perth tour site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Perth: highs are around 38°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fremantle Prison, South Perth Foreshore
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 1:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and get great views at Uluru.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online travel route planner .

You can fly from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Perth in March, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 41°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay), Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach) and Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan). Spend the 5th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 6th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, get outside with Horses in Port, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 9:
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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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas, Annie's Ladies Boutique, & 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. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, admire all the interesting features of Captain Cook Highway, and admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Cairns travel route builder website .

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can 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:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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