26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Coolamon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Wagga Wagga
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Griffith
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
5
Donald
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
10
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney


4
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: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, stroll through Manly Beach, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sydney planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Coolamon.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

1
night
Coolamon

Coolamon
Coolamon is a town in the Riverina region of south-west New South Wales, Australia. To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Coolamon online tour itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Sydney to Coolamon with the Route module. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Coolamon, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 19°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you're off toWagga Wagga.

Things to do in Coolamon

Museums Parks Nightlife
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1
night
Wagga Wagga

Wagga Wagga ©
The town of Wagga Wagga has an abnormally high percentage of athletic success.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at Project Paintball Wagga.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Wagga Wagga travel website .

Wagga Wagga is very close to Coolamon. In February, daily temperatures in Wagga Wagga can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Griffith.

Things to do in Wagga Wagga

Fun & Games
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Project Paintball Wagga ©
Project Paintball Wagga

1
night
Griffith

Griffith
Griffith is a major regional city in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area that is located in the north-western part of the Riverina region of New South Wales, known commonly as the food bowl of Australia. For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Griffith holiday app .

Traveling by car from Wagga Wagga to Griffith takes 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 21°C. You will leave for Donald on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Griffith

Parks Nature Outdoors
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1
day
Donald

Donald
Donald is a town in Victoria, Australia, located on the Richardson River, at the junction of Sunraysia Highway and Borung Highway, in the Shire of Buloke. To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Donald trip planning tool .

You can drive from Griffith to Donald in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. On the 5th (Tue), you're off toMelbourne.

Things to do in Donald

Parks Nature Outdoors
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5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 10th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip planning app .

You can drive from Donald to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Melbourne are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
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, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey builder site .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in February, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 43°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

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

2
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.
Spend the 14th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 16th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cairns visit planner .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February: highs in Cairns hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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.
Spend the 17th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 18th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, take in the exciting artwork at Des Spencer Galleries, stop by With Sugar, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Brisbane trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Port Douglas in February: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 33°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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