46 days in Australia Itinerary

46 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairns
— 4 nights
2
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
3
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
4
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
5
Noosa
— 3 nights
6
Brisbane
— 3 nights
7
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
8
Sydney
— 5 nights
9
Katoomba
— 4 nights
10
Melbourne
— 5 nights
11
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
12
Perth
— 3 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Annie's at the Beach, Palm Cove Beach, &more). Spend the 3rd (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 4th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, identify plant and animal life at Cattana Wetlands, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip site.

Berlin, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Berlin to Cairns. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Cattana Wetlands
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Cape Tribulation

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Cow Bay Beach). Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach, trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Cow Bay
Highlights from your plan
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Cow Bay Beach ©
Cow Bay Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

4
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.
Spend the 11th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Port Douglas are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

4
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, take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest, kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and trek along Fraser Island Great Walk.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island planning tool.

Getting from Port Douglas to Fraser Island by flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Port Douglas in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Fraser Island, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Waddy Point ©
Waddy Point

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kings Beach (in Caloundra), Mooloolaba (SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more) and Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden (in Tanawha). Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Peregian Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Noosa trip planning tool.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Fraser Island to Noosa in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Kings Beach, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around South Bank Parklands, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

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Traveling by car from Noosa to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout ©
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 25th (Fri), trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, thensee some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally stroll through Ned's Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, thentee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island in 4 hours. Traveling from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sydney travel route builder site.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is minus 0.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

4
nights
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, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, hike along Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, and admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Katoomba planning website.

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, Wentworth Falls, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 9th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, catch the contagious excitement of Flemington Racecourse, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planning website.

Getting from Katoomba to Melbourne by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Katoomba in January, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Wineries Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, go for a walk through Field of Light, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday maker.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in January, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for 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
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

3
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.
On the 13th (Wed), steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and then appreciate the history behind State War Memorial. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Swan River and then contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Perth online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, things will get little chillier in Perth: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to 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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