23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Exeter
train + Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + train:  28​h
End: Exeter

2
nights
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 9th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, then appreciate the history behind State War Memorial, and then stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Keep things going the next day: have fun at The Nostalgia Box Museum, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Perth driving holiday tool .

Exeter, UK to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Exeter to Perth. February in Perth sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Perth in February, with highs in Melbourne at 32°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and stroll through Manly Beach.

Discover how to plan a Sydney trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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.
On the 19th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then walk around South Bank Parklands. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Brisbane route planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In February in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
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

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: make a trip to Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Brisbane to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Brisbane in February, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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.
Cairns is known for wildlife, adventure, trails, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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.
On the 27th (Sun), stop by With Sugar, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary planning website .

Take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In February, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

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

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