44 days in Australia Itinerary

44 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive
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Noosa
— 4 nights
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Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 5 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Sydney
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive
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Katoomba
— 5 nights
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Train to Sydney, Fly to Melbourne, Ferry to Cowes
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Cowes
— 4 nights
Drive
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Brisbane

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.
Take a break from Brisbane with a short trip to Warner Bros. Movie World in Oxenford, about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: walk around South Bank Parklands, see the interesting displays at Opal Museum, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planner.

Winnipeg, Canada to Brisbane is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 16 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Winnipeg in January, with highs in Brisbane at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Noosa

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thrill Hill Waterslide (in Woombye), Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny) and Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba). Next up on the itinerary: cool off at BLAST Aqua Park Coolum, enjoy the sand and surf at Maroochydore Beach, get great views at Mount Tinbeerwah, and indulge in some personalized pampering at The Noosa Spa.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Noosa trip planning app.

Getting from Brisbane to Noosa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, head off the coast to Waddy Point, kick back and relax at Eli Creek, and stroll through Indian Head.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island online journey maker.

Getting from Noosa to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Sydney

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sydney tour itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. While traveling from Fraser Island, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

5
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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Katoomba is known for nature, trails, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, hike along The National Pass, get great views at Echo Point Lookout, and admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Katoomba online travel route builder.

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Cowes

Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Step out of Cowes to go to Ventnor and see Ventnor Beach, which is approximately 144 hours away. The adventure continues: meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Kitty Miller Bay, get outside with The Nobbies, and learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cowes road trip planner.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and ferry from Katoomba to Cowes in 10 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Katoomba in January, expect Cowes to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Melbourne

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.
Dedicate the 6th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne holiday site.

Getting from Cowes to Melbourne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. February in Melbourne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Uluru, trek along Kuniya Walk, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online visit planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 43°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

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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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas holiday planner.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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Cairns

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.
Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Palm Cove Beach about 32 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 17th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and enjoy some diversion at Muddy's Playground.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cairns tour builder app.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. February in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

4.6
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.