45 days in Australia Itinerary

45 days in Australia Itinerary

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45 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Shuttle:  26 h
1
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Cairns
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + Ferry + Drive:  10 h 15 min
3
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly:  7 h 15 min
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Leura
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
8
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
9
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
10
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
11
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
12
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: London

4
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.
Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay), Myall Beach (in Cape Tribulation) and Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, stroll through Four Mile Beach, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas travel tool .

London, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from London to Port Douglas, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from London in January: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Daintree, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cairns day trip tool .

Take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

4
nights
Fraser Island

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, step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Head, and don't miss a visit to K'gari.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island holiday builder .

Getting from Cairns to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from Cairns in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Fraser Island, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Mooloolaba (SunJet Simulations & Mooloolaba Beach) and Aqua Fun Park (in Twin Waters). There's still lots to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

For traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Fraser Island to Brisbane by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Aqua Fun Park
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, then get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

5
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a stroll through The Rocks, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney tour builder tool .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Sydney are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Step out of Leura to go to Bilpin and see Bilpin Cider Company, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, get great views at Echo Point Lookout, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains.

Before you visit Leura, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Sydney to Leura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blackheath, Katoomba, Bilpin Cider Company, Megalong Creek Estate, Wentworth Falls
Highlights from your plan
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 23rd (Sun), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Canberra road trip website .

Traveling by car from Leura to Canberra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Leura in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Canberra. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

3
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Port Arthur (Three Capes Track & Port Arthur Historic Site). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart holiday tool .

Getting from Canberra to Hobart by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Canberra, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hobart, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Hobart in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Melbourne, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Uluru, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation planning website .

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 41°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden and then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Swan River and then steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Perth online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, expect Perth to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 19°C. On the 8th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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