42 days in Australia Itinerary

42 days in Australia Itinerary

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1
Surfers Paradise
— 4 nights
2
Adelaide
— 6 nights
3
Alice Springs
— 5 nights
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
5
Cairns
— 6 nights
6
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
7
Townsville
— 4 nights
8
Longreach
— 2 nights
9
Port Macquarie
— 5 nights

4
nights
Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise ©
The main appeal of Surfer’s Paradise can be identified from its name alone.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Burleigh Heads Beach and Kurrawa Beach. Get some cultural insight at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise and Fingal Head Lighthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to Coolangatta (Kirra Beach & Coolangatta Beach) and Cape Byron Walking Track (in Byron Bay). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, experience the excitement of Infinity Attraction, browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Surfers Paradise online trip itinerary builder.

Sydney to Surfers Paradise is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Surfers Paradise

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Cape Byron Walking Track, Fingal Head Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Carrick Hill and Mitchell Winery. Visit Martindale Hall Heritage Museum and Adelaide Oval for their historical value. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Jeanneret Wines (in Sevenhill) and Clare (Greg Cooley Wines, Sussex Squire Wines, &more). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adelaide Zoo, do a tasting at Ashton Hills Vineyard, and identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Adelaide trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Surfers Paradise to Adelaide in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Surfers Paradise to Adelaide. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Surfers Paradise in June; daily highs in Adelaide reach 18°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Clare, Jeanneret Wines, Cleland Wildlife Park, Between the Vines Cellar Door, Port Adelaide Uniting Church
Highlights from your plan
Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum ©
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum

5
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and The Kangaroo Sanctuary. Get a sense of the local culture at Adelaide House Museum and Talapi. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, head outdoors with Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre, view the masterpieces at Yubu Napa Art Gallery, and see the interesting displays at The Residency.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip app.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Alice Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in June: highs in Alice Springs hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Valley of the Winds and Wintjiri Arts + Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Uluru Hiking Path and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, hike along Kuniya Walk, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art Uluru.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Yulara
Highlights from your plan
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

6
nights
Cairns

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Trinity Beach and Historic Village Herberton. St Monica's Cathedral and Underart Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove), Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Spy & Camera Museum (in Herberton). Spend the 30th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and stop by Artistree Gallery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip planning site.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 30°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Herberton, Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach, Artistree Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands

6
nights
Port Douglas

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Agincourt Reef and Opal Reef. We've included these beaches for you: Thornton Beach and Four Mile Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay) and Myall Beach (in Cape Tribulation). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Wonga Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

Make your Port Douglas itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Daintree Discovery Centre, Mossman Gorge Centre, Wonga Beach
Highlights from your plan
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

4
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
We've included these beaches for you: The Strand and Cow Bay Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Castle Hill and National Trust Heritage Centre. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Billabong Sanctuary, browse the exhibits of Pinnacles Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at Townsville Palmetum, and stop by CoffeeWorks.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Townsville online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Townsville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Port Douglas in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Townsville, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Cow Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Strand ©
The Strand
Cow Bay Beach ©
Cow Bay Beach
National Trust Heritage Centre ©
National Trust Heritage Centre

2
nights
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. On the 13th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Longreach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Longreach online itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Townsville to Longreach in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Longreach when traveling from Townsville in July, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum, Longreach
Highlights from your plan
QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum ©
Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum

5
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Smoky Cape Lighthouse and Innes Ruins. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Trial Bay Gaol and Tacking Point Lighthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to Great Lakes Paddocks (in Wootton), Saltwater National Park (in Old Bar) and Villa d'Esta Vineyard (in Dyers Crossing). There's lots more to do: trek along Coastal walk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Anglican Church, identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Port Macquarie online trip planner.

Fly from Longreach to Port Macquarie in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Longreach in July, you will find days in Port Macquarie are colder (13°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Great Lakes Paddocks, Saltwater National Park, Villa d'Esta Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

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