30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kangaroo Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
4
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Alice Springs
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  21​h 45​min
9
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Sydney
— 2 nights
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.
Circular Quay has been added to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Art Gallery of New South Wales and The Giant Stairway. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Govetts Leap in Blackheath, approximately 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take in nature's colorful creations at Chinese Garden of Friendship.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip builder .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Sydney. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Valley.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

The Giant Stairway, Govetts Leap
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Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
Kangaroo Valley

Kangaroo Valley ©
Kangaroo Valley is a river valley along the Kangaroo River in the Shoalhaven region of New South Wales, Australia, located west of the seaside in the City of Shoalhaven. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre as well as Kiama Blowhole. On the 5th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Glow Worm Glen, get answers to all your questions at Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre, and then take some stellar pictures from Drawing Room Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Kiama Blowhole.

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Drive from Sydney to Kangaroo Valley in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney in February, plan for little chillier nights in Kangaroo Valley, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Kangaroo Valley

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kiama Blowhole, Glow Worm Glen, Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre, Drawing Room Rocks
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Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole
Drawing Room Rocks ©
Drawing Room Rocks
Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre ©
Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at ANZAC Parade Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Questacon, then ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Canberra travel tool .

Getting from Kangaroo Valley to Canberra by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Canberra when traveling from Kangaroo Valley in February, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Outdoors Tours
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

1
night
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Bird Rock Lookout and then let the kids burn off some steam at Torquay Foreshore Play Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Torquay tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, shuttle, and bus from Canberra to Torquay takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Torquay are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Anglesea Surf Centre, Bird Rock Lookout
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Torquay Foreshore Play Park ©
Torquay Foreshore Play Park
Bird Rock Lookout ©
Bird Rock Lookout
Anglesea Surf Centre ©
Anglesea Surf Centre

2
nights
Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Wilsons Promontory National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Wilsons Promontory National Park takes 4 hours. On the 11th (Mon), you'll travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Agnes Falls
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Squeaky Beach ©
Squeaky Beach
Agnes Falls ©
Agnes Falls

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with a short trip to A Maze'N Things in Cowes (about 1h 35 min away). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Melbourne road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Melbourne takes 3 hours. February in Melbourne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

A Maze'N Things
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 16:
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

5
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Explore hidden gems such as Walking tours and Anzac Hill. Step out of Alice Springs with an excursion to Hermannsburg Historic Precinct in Hermannsburg--about 2 hours away. Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, admire the verdant scenery at Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve, examine the collection at Adelaide House Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Alice Springs trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Alice Springs in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect Alice Springs to be somewhat warmer, temps between 42°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve, Hermannsburg Historic Precinct
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 21:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Atherton Tablelands and Historic Village Herberton. Spend the 21st (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cairns Aquarium, relax in the rural setting at Gallo DairyLand, and brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns itinerary planner .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Alice Springs, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. You'll set off for Brisbane on the 24th (Sun).

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Historic Village Herberton
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

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.
Eagle Street Pier has been added to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Roma Street Parkland and State Library Of Queensland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Queens Park (in Ipswich) and Tamborine Mountain (in Gold Coast). The adventure continues: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel), identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and appreciate the history behind Anzac Square.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Brisbane online tour itinerary maker .

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in February, things will get a bit cooler in Brisbane: highs are around 33°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trips

Queens Park, Tamborine Mountain
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
On the 28th (Thu), take a stroll through The Rocks, then take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, then contemplate the long history of First Fleet Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Bald Hill Lookout and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

First Fleet Park, Bald Hill Lookout
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

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