45 days in Australia Itinerary

45 days in Australia Itinerary

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45 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25 h
1
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Arcadia
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h 45 min
3
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h
4
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h
6
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Noosa
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Rainbow Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
9
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
10
Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
11
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: London

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Port Douglas (With Sugar, Safaris, & more) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cairns vacation builder app .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 10 hours. Traveling from London in January, expect Cairns to be warmer, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Arcadia.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

1
night
Arcadia

Arcadia ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Arthur Bay, then admire all the interesting features of Magnetic Island Forts Walk, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Geoffrey Bay.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Arcadia trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cairns to Arcadia. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Arcadia

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Magnetic Island
Highlights from your plan
Magnetic Island Forts Walk ©
Magnetic Island Forts Walk
Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay

3
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Airlie Beach: Hamilton Island (Hamilton Island Golf Club, Passage Peak, & more). Next up on the itinerary: race across the water with a speed boat tour, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get interesting insight from Tours, and view the masterpieces at Into The Blue Gallery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Arcadia to Airlie Beach. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Hamilton Island
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

4
nights
Brisbane

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.
Take a break from Brisbane with a short trip to Australia Zoo in Beerwah, about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around South Bank Parklands, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Brisbane. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trips

Moffat Beach, Australia Zoo
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

3
nights
Byron Bay

Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Take a break from Byron Bay with a short trip to Ballina Historic Waterfront Trail in Ballina, about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Tallow Beach, get great views at Broken Head Nature Reserve, and stroll through Broken Head Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Byron Bay vacation planning app .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Byron Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daytime highs in Byron Bay are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Broken Head, Ballina Historic Waterfront Trail, Lennox Head Beach
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Watersports Guru in Kingscliff (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, get in on the family fun at Dreamworld, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast vacation app .

Traveling by bus from Byron Bay to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Watersports Guru
Highlights from your plan
Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

4
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Thrill Hill Waterslide (in Woombye), Kings Beach (in Caloundra) and Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park, kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, look for gifts at Watermelon Red, and explore the activities along Noosa River.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Noosa online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Noosa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rainbow Beach.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Thrill Hill Waterslide, BLAST Aqua Park Coolum, Kings Beach, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
BLAST Aqua Park Coolum ©
BLAST Aqua Park Coolum

2
nights
Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach ©
Rainbow Beach is a coastal town in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia, east of Gympie. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): kick back and relax at Rainbow Beach, explore the striking landscape at Carlo Sand Blow, and then explore the activities along Searys Creek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): go for a stroll along the water at Carlo Point Marina, then contemplate the waterfront views at Poona Lake, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rainbow Beach trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Rainbow Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Rainbow Beach

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Carlo Sand Blow ©
Carlo Sand Blow
Fishing Charters & Tours
Poona Lake ©
Poona Lake

5
nights
Fraser Island

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

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Rainbow Beach to Fraser Island in 4.5 hours. In February in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

3
nights
Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hervey Bay: Ohana Winery & Exotic Fruits (in Childers) and Bundaberg (Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing Company & Bundaberg Rum Distillery). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, examine the collection at Wide Bay Hospitals Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Hervey Bay online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay takes 3.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

Maryborough, Bundaberg, Ohana Winery & Exotic Fruits
Highlights from your plan
Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing Company ©
Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

8
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.
Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Wentworth Falls in Wentworth Falls, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Hervey Bay to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Hervey Bay in February, plan for little chillier days in Sydney, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Wentworth Falls
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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