34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  8​h
1
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 30​min
7
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
8
Brisbane
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
9
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + foot + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
10
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
11
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 17th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Perth trip itinerary website .

Brisbane to Perth is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Brisbane to Perth due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in January: highs in Perth hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Perth in January, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 43°C and 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 21:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire, and get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Canberra trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Canberra are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums
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Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

5
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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sydney journey planning app .

Drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in January since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

Make your Lord Howe Island itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Sydney to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek, and stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, car, and ferry from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island takes 9.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen

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: have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, and get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Brisbane fast, fun, and easy.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In February, daytime highs in Brisbane are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
nights
Airlie Beach

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 10th (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in February, Airlie Beach is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness (in Cape Tribulation). Spend the 12th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 13th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, browse the exhibits of Des Spencer Galleries, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas journey builder .

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In February in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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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 16th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 18th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns itinerary app .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In February, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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