29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia vacation planner

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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Sydney

— 6 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.
Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Quarantine Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Rocks, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, steep yourself in history at Justice & Police Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip maker app.

Santiago, Chile to Sydney is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 14 hours. In February in Sydney, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Lord Howe Island

— 3 nights
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Get outdoors at Ned's Beach and Lord Howe Island Museum. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Lord Howe Island trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) is 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Cairns

— 5 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 outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and explore the world behind art at Samurai Gallery Australia.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns vacation tool.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Cairns takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Lord Howe Island to Cairns, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In February in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Port Douglas

— 4 nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach), Tranquility Falls (in Daintree) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip builder.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 nights
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Take a break from the city and head to Uluru and Mutitjulu Waterhole. Do some cultural sightseeing at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Kuniya Walk. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and don't miss a visit to Field of Light.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park visit planner.

Fly from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Douglas in February: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Melbourne

— 6 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Melbourne Gaol and Parliament House of Victoria. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Museum and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, see the interesting displays at Australian Music Vault, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 32°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Australia travel guide

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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.