36 days in Australia & Queenstown Itinerary

36 days in Australia & Queenstown Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
2
Cairns, Australia
— 4 nights
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 2 nights
4
Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
5
Perth, Australia
— 5 nights
6
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 2 nights
7
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
8
Brisbane, Australia
— 8 nights

6
nights
Sydney, Australia

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, stroll through Manly Beach, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney journey tool.

Seattle, USA to Sydney is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 18 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in February, things will get much warmer in Sydney: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 12:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

4
nights
Cairns, Australia

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas), Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cairns online trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 16:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, thentrek along Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route builder app.

Fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. When traveling from Cairns in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 18:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

2
nights
Melbourne, Australia

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 Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne sightseeing planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

5
nights
Perth, Australia

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, stroll through Cottesloe Beach, identify plant and animal life at Caversham Wildlife Park, and meet the residents at Perth Zoo.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Perth online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in February, things will get a bit warmer in Perth: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Caversham Wildlife Park, Scarborough Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Perth Zoo, Cottesloe Beach
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 25:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

2
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Hollyford Track, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Queenstown trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Queenstown takes 11.5 hours. Traveling from Perth to Queenstown, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Hollyford Track
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

4
nights
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls) and Katoomba (The Three Sisters & Blue Mountains). Enjoy Sydney some more: walk around Nielsen Park, race across the water with a speed boat tour, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art, and head outdoors with Watsons Bay.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip maker tool.

You can fly from Queenstown to Sydney in 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Queenstown to Sydney. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 3:
Highlights from your plan
Watsons Bay ©
Watsons Bay
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

8
nights
Brisbane, Australia

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.
Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Mooloolaba (SunJet Simulations, Mooloolaba Beach, &more), Caloundra (Moffat Beach, MaisyMoo, &more) and Australia Zoo (in Beerwah). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane day trip tool.

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in March, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, Australia Zoo
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations

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