30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Townsville
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
6
Magnetic Island
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  5​h
7
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Mackay
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
10
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
11
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Denver

4
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Wentworth Falls and Camp Cove. Explore hidden gems such as Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Bronte Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Katoomba (about 1h 40 min away). Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Berowra Valley National Park. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, get interesting insight from Tours, make a trip to Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

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Denver, USA to Sydney is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 17 hour difference. Traveling from Denver in February, things will get warmer in Sydney: highs are around 80°F and lows about 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Berowra Valley National Park, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Bronte Beach
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
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.
On the 6th (Wed), stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally trek along Kuniya Walk. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in February: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 98°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

2
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.
On the 8th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, take the plunge with a skydiving experience and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip builder site .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around 75°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 88°F. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Josephine Falls ©
Josephine Falls
Skydiving

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In February, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

2
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, kick back and relax at The Strand, and then don't miss a visit to Jezzine Barracks. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Castle Hill and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Townsville road trip planning website .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Townsville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. February in Townsville sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): tour the water at your own pace with Pilgrim Sailing, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Magnetic Island National Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Geoffrey Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail and then choose your vessel at Big Mama Sailing.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Magnetic Island road trip site .

Magnetic Island is very close to Townsville. February in Magnetic Island sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail ©
Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail
Pilgrim Sailing ©
Pilgrim Sailing
Magnetic Island National Park ©
Magnetic Island National Park

2
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitehaven Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Whitsunday Island vacation planning app .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Magnetic Island to Whitsunday Island in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. In February in Whitsunday Island, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

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 19th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, stop by Into The Blue Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Boathaven Beach, and then choose your vessel at Boab Boat Hire Airlie Beach.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach online trip builder .

Getting from Whitsunday Island to Airlie Beach by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Boat Hire ©
Airlie Boat Hire
Into The Blue Gallery ©
Into The Blue Gallery

2
nights
Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): kick back and relax at Town Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Gooseponds, and then stroll through Smalleys Beach. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Lamberts Lookout, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lamberts Beach, and then kick back and relax at Harbour Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Mackay vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Airlie Beach to Mackay in 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Mackay can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Mackay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Smalleys Beach
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Town Beach ©
Town Beach
Lamberts Beach ©
Lamberts Beach

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Burrum Heads Beach and then let little ones run wild at Point Dayman Park.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mackay to Fraser Island. In February, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Point Dayman Park, Burrum Heads Beach
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dalpura Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at King Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then kick back and relax at Shorncliffe Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Brisbane online vacation planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In February, daytime highs in Brisbane are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Dalpura Beach, Moffat Beach, King Island
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
King Island ©
King Island

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