44 days in Australia Itinerary

44 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
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Adelaide
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Cairns
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Townsville
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Sydney

— 8 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Get some cultural insight at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Palm Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves), Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). There's lots more to do: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sydney online trip maker.

Kelowna, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 18 hours. In February in Sydney, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Adelaide

— 9 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Adelaide Oval and Jeanneret Wines. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Second Valley Beach and Carrickalinga Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Port Elliot (Boomer Beach & Horseshoe Bay), Delamere (Blowhole Beach & Deep Creek Conservation Park) and Morgan Beach (in Cape Jervis). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, do a tasting at McLaren Vale III Associates, and stroll through Island Beach.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Adelaide day trip website.

Fly from Sydney to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Adelaide, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cairns

— 8 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Spend the 22nd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cairns road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide to Cairns, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Townsville

— 8 nights
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Tropical Queensland and Pinnacles Gallery. Explore hidden gems such as The Strand and Castle Hill. Get out of town with these interesting Townsville side-trips: Jourama Falls (in Ingham), Orpheus Island National Park (in Orpheus Island) and Alligator Falls Track (in Alligator Creek). Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Bowling Green Bay National Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Billabong Sanctuary, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James Cathedral, Head underground at Copperfield Gorge, and delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Townsville trip planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Townsville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Brisbane

— 8 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Burleigh Heads Beach and Kirra Beach. Get some cultural insight at Gallery of Modern Art and Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Caloundra (Moffat Beach & Kings Beach), Surfers Paradise (Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise & Infinity Attraction) and Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba). Pack the 13th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip builder app.

You can fly from Townsville to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Townsville in March, things will get slightly colder in Brisbane: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

4.7
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

Cairns Region travel guide

4.1
Scuba & Snorkeling · Water Sports · Hiking Trails
An area defined by its close relationship with the ocean and its focus on the beach-going lifestyle, Cairns Region has a picture-postcard aesthetic that combines favorably with a relaxed, down-to-earth atmosphere. A relative small slither of land--4,135 sq km (1,597 sq mi)--the region nevertheless boasts a large number of attractive beaches, coastal enclaves, scenic towns, and close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef. The region revolves around the economic prosperity of its immaculate capital, the city of Cairns.