29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Santiago de Compostela
Fly:  31 h
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Launceston
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  9 h 30 min
9
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  32 h
End: Santiago de Compostela

3
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.
Get outdoors at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at St Monica's Cathedral and Cairns Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Agincourt Reef (in Port Douglas) and Spas (in Palm Cove). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain to Cairns is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 9 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Santiago de Compostela in February, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Agincourt Reef, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 6:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

3
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Coolangatta Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cape Byron Walking Track and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. When in Gold Coast, make a side trip to see Lennox Head Beach in Lennox Head, approximately Lennox Head away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Head National Park, get in on the family fun at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast, and stroll through Kirra Beach.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast road trip app.

Getting from Cairns to Gold Coast by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in February: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Lennox Head Beach
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Nan Tien Temple and St. Mary's Cathedral. Relax by the water at Shelly Beach and Palm Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Blue Mountains (in Katoomba), Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls) and Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip maker site.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February in Sydney, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blue Mountains, Wentworth Falls, Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, Palm Beach, Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Get a sense of the local culture at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Constitution Dock. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and The Neck (in Bruny Island). There's more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hobart day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in February, with highs in Hobart at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, The Neck
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Neck ©
The Neck

3
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery. Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave & Mole Creek Caves) and Platypus House (in Beauty Point). There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley and walk around City Park.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Launceston vacation planner.

Getting from Hobart to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Platypus House, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of the city life by going to St. Kilda Beach and Bells Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Patrick's Cathedral and Ballarat Wildlife Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong), Spas (in Daylesford) and Lake Wendouree (in Ballarat).

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Launceston to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Launceston, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve, Bells Beach, St. Kilda Beach, Spas
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 21:
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Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Art Gallery of South Australia and South Australian Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Cleland Wildlife Park and Henley Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Granite Island (in Victor Harbor) and Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach). There's lots more to do: stroll through Glenelg Beach, take in the waterfront at Glenelg Pier, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Glenelg, Cleland Wildlife Park, Granite Island, Aldinga Beach, Henley Beach
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach
Glenelg Beach ©
Glenelg Beach

1
night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, thenidentify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Adelaide to Alice Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Adelaide in February, with highs in Alice Springs at 42°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 25:
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

2
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Popular historic sites such as Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Hamelin Bay Jetty are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Jewel Cave and Meelup Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Yallingup (Yallingup Beach & Ngilgi Cave). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hamelin Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and learn about winemaking at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Margaret River online attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Alice Springs to Margaret River takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Alice Springs to Margaret River. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Augusta, Yallingup, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, Meelup Beach
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

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