32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Peoria
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 7 nights
2
Cairns
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  35​h
End: Peoria


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7
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.
The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vaucluse House and St. Mary's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sydney day trip website .

Peoria, USA to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 16 hours. Traveling from Peoria in February, expect Sydney to be warmer, temps between 80°F and 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns and Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Palm Cove Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Cairns vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in February, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 88°F and lows about 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Historic Village Herberton, Palm Cove Beach, Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Daintree Discovery Centre and Port Douglas Court House Museum. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Daintree Entomological museum (in Diwan) and Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and explore the galleries of Studio 49 Artisan Gallery.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planner .

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In February in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Daintree Discovery Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Get outdoors at Uluru and Mutitjulu Waterhole. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, and get great views at Uluru.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park planning app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in February, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (98°F), and nights are about the same (71°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visiting Balloon Rides and Half Moon Bay will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Sandridge Beach and Port Melbourne Beach. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Melbourne road trip planning site .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 78°F and lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Balloon Rides
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
On the 8th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart day trip app .

Fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect nights in Hobart to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

2
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, then kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park, and then learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard.

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Drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door

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