40 days in Australia Itinerary

40 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 9 nights
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 12 nights
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Port Douglas

— 6 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Down Under Tours - Day Tours in Cairns (about 1h 20 min away). Spend the 27th (Sat) spotting exotic species with Daintree Wonder Tours. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Quicksilver Cruises.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas online trip maker.

London, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in February, with highs in Port Douglas at 88°F and lows at 75°F. On the 2nd (Tue), you're off to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Airlie Beach

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip itinerary planning app.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Airlie Beach, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 75°F at night. You'll set off for Brisbane on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Brisbane

— 3 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 6th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, then take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and finally see where the action happens at Suncorp Stadium. On the next day, see majestic marine mammals with Tangalooma Island Resort Whale Watching Cruise.

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Fly from Airlie Beach to Brisbane in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Airlie Beach in March since evenings lows in Brisbane dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Melbourne

— 9 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Brighton Beach (in Brighton), Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong) and Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery (in Yarra Glen). There's still lots to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, catch a live event at Docklands Stadium, enjoy some diversion at AAMI Park, and experience rural life at Collingwood Children's Farm.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brisbane in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 56°F in Melbourne. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Shopping · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Sydney

— 3 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.
On the 18th (Thu), kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, then kick back and relax at Clovelly Beach, and then stroll through Manly Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then take in the pleasant sights at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sydney day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Melbourne

— 12 nights

Australia's Garden City

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong), Healesville (Healesville Sanctuary & Wine Tours & Tastings) and Werribee River Park (in Werribee). Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Point Nepean National Park. Explore Melbourne further: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Holocaust Centre, see the interesting displays at Scienceworks, and enjoy some diversion at AAMI Park.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in March since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.