21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia sightseeing planner

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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Katoomba
— 2 nights
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Canberra
— 2 nights
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Perth
— 1 night
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Port Douglas

— 2 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.
Spend the 2nd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip builder site.

London, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from London in February: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:

Cairns

— 2 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.
On the 4th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

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You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 5:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 1 night
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 (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and then trek along Kuniya Walk.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour planning site.

Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Cairns, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can fly to Brisbane.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 6:

Brisbane

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Opal Museum and then stroll around South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Brisbane. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, expect nights in Brisbane to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:

Sydney

— 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, wander the streets of The Rocks, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sydney route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 12:

Katoomba

— 2 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades House & Gardens, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and finally make a trip to Gallery Blackheath. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at The Three Sisters, then do sightseeing at your own pace with Blue Mountains Biking Adventures, and then get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Katoomba trip planner.

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Katoomba sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 14:

Canberra

— 2 nights

The Bush Capital

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 15th (Tue), engage your brain at Questacon, take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, then ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, and then explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Canberra tour planning website.

Getting from Katoomba to Canberra by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Katoomba in February since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 16:

Melbourne

— 3 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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Melbourne are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:

Perth

— 1 night

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Perth trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Melbourne to Perth by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. In February, Perth is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C. On the 20th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Perth

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 20:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.