45 days in Australia Itinerary

45 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Ferry to Hamilton Island, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
Bus to Charles Eaton Drive, Fly to Ayers Rock
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 8 nights
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Airlie Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon and then look for all kinds of wild species at Daydream Island Living Reef.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip planning site.

Columbus, USA to Airlie Beach is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 15 hour difference. When traveling from Columbus in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Airlie Beach, with highs around 79°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

4
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Billy Tea Safaris, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Airlie Beach in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

4
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Cape Tribulation

A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Visiting Photography Tours and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. When in Cape Tribulation, make a side trip to see Daintree Discovery Centre in Cow Bay, approximately Cow Bay away. Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: stroll through Dubuji Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, and relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

5
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, tee off at Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course and Restaurant, take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas day trip site.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

6
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Ubirr and Cahills Crossing. Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Maguk Gorge. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on Yellow Water Cruises, explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands, and hike along Bardedjilidji Walk.

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Getting from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and bus takes about 12 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.
Get outdoors at Uluru and Mutitjulu Waterhole. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 96°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

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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.
Visiting Wildlife Coast Cruises and The Great Ocean Road will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Old Melbourne Gaol and St John's Anglican Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Forrest Caves (in Newhaven), The Nobbies Centre (in Summerlands) and Koala Conservation Centre (in Cowes). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and identify plant and animal life at Seal Rock.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Melbourne road trip planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne is 0.5 hours. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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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 17th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, then tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, then learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, and finally hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island trip site.

You can fly from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island in 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get some historical perspective at The National Pass and Old Wallerawang Station. Take a break from the city and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Jenolan Caves. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, hike along Ruined Castle Walking Track, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Bonaventure's Church, and take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Lord Howe Island to Katoomba in 5.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Lord Howe Island to Katoomba. In November, daily temperatures in Katoomba can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Get outdoors at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Mrs Macquarie's Chair. The Rocks and The Rocks Discovery Museum will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Hawkesbury Regional Museum (in Windsor) and The Australiana Pioneer Village (in Wilberforce). The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Becket Church, and admire the natural beauty at Chinese Garden of Friendship.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney holiday site.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Katoomba in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 62°F at night. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

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.