48 days in Australia Itinerary

48 days in Australia Itinerary

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48 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  29​h
1
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  11​h
2
Princetown
— 3 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  9​h 15​min
3
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
5
Margaret River
— 5 nights
+3
bus + Fly + foot + bus:  10​h 30​min
6
Coral Bay
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  7​h
7
Albany
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
8
Kakadu National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
10
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
11
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
12
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
13
Norfolk Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Edmonton

3
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tacking Point Lighthouse and Smoky Cape Lighthouse. Take a break from the city and head to Coastal walk and Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Macquarie: Trial Bay Gaol (in South West Rocks) and Scotts Head Beach (in Scotts Head). The adventure continues: experience rural life at Ricardoes Tomatoes and U-Pick Strawberry Farm, pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Anglican Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie trip planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Port Macquarie is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 17 hours. When traveling from Edmonton in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 20°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Scotts Head Beach
Highlights from your plan
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol

3
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Port Campbell National Park. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with The Arch and then identify plant and animal life at Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Princetown sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Port Macquarie to Princetown takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Princetown

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Port Campbell
Highlights from your plan
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park ©
Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park
The Arch ©
The Arch

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cascades Female Factory Historic Site as well as Battery Point. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Puddleduck Vineyard and Runnymede House. Escape the urban bustle at Franklin River Nature Trail and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's lots more to do: stroll through Seven Mile Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. David's Cathedral, admire the striking features of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, and sample the fine beverages at Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Princetown to Hobart by combination of bus, train, taxi, and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider, Seven Mile Beach, Franklin River Nature Trail
Highlights from your plan
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
St. David's Cathedral ©
St. David's Cathedral
Puddleduck Vineyard ©
Puddleduck Vineyard

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Flinders Chase National Park has been added to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Stokes Beach and Kangaroo Island Spirits. Popular historic sites such as George's 40,000 Castle Lights and Cape du Couedic Lighthouse are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Island Beach, examine the collection at Hope Cottage, experience rural life at Will's Rare Breeds Farm, and do a tasting at Bay of Shoals Winery.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island trip builder.

You can fly from Hobart to Kangaroo Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. On the 18th (Wed), you're off toMargaret River.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach
Kangaroo Island Spirits ©
Kangaroo Island Spirits
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

5
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Food Tours, Lake Cave and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Take a break from the city and head to Hamelin Bay and Injidup Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vasse Felix Winery and Brown Hill Estate. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Gnarabup Beach, trot along with a tour on horseback, stroll through Surfers Point, and do a tasting at Mcleod Creek Wines.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Margaret River travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River in 12.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Vasse Felix Winery, Injidup Beach, Brown Hill Estate, Surfers Point
Highlights from your plan
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach
Vasse Felix Winery ©
Vasse Felix Winery

3
nights
Coral Bay

Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Coral Bay Beach has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Reef and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Coral Bay vacation trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Coral Bay in 10.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Coral Bay, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
Highlights from your plan
Coral Bay Beach ©
Coral Bay Beach
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef

3
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Little Beach, Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve has been added to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Shelley Beach and Princess Royal Fortress. Get outdoors at King George Sound and The Gap and Natural Bridge. Change things up with a short trip to Singlefile Wines in Denmark (about 58 minutes away). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, see the interesting displays at Western Australian Museum - Albany, make a trip to Mt Melville Lookout, and steep yourself in history at Old Farm, Strawberry Hill.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Albany trip generator.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Coral Bay to Albany in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kakadu National Park.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Denmark
Highlights from your plan
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Princess Royal Fortress ©
Princess Royal Fortress
Singlefile Wines ©
Singlefile Wines

1
night
Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kakadu National Park trip planner .

You can fly from Albany to Kakadu National Park in 17 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albany to Kakadu National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Kakadu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls

1
night
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.
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga has been added to your itinerary. On your second day here, get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, get outside with Outback Cycling, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip site .

Getting from Kakadu National Park to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Agincourt Reef as well as Blue Dive Port Douglas. Visiting Wonga Beach and Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St Mary’s by The Sea chapel and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory & Art Gallery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas vacation builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, with highs in Port Douglas at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
Highlights from your plan
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Wonga Beach ©
Wonga Beach
Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course ©
Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course

2
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Whitehaven Beach has been added to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet.

Make your Whitsunday Island itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Whitsunday Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Port Douglas in May, Whitsunday Island is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

4
nights
Cairns

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nature & Wildlife Tours, Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Crystal Caves and St Monica's Cathedral. Get in touch with nature at Babinda Boulders and Horseback Riding Tours. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Jaques Coffee Plantation in Mareeba--about 1 hour away. There's more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cairns travel planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Whitsunday Island to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. When traveling from Whitsunday Island in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Babinda Boulders, Jaques Coffee Plantation, Trinity Beach, The Crystal Caves, Palm Cove Beach
Highlights from your plan
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

4
nights
Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island ©
Pine trees, rolling green hills, and dramatic cliffs typify Norfolk Island, an Australian offshore territory 1,412 km (877 mi) east of the mainland.
Bounty Folk Museum and The Salthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Emily Bay and Anson Bay will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Captain Cook's Monument, contemplate the long history of The Crankmill, look for all kinds of wild species at Hundred Acres Reserve, and play a few rounds at Norfolk Island Golf Course.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Norfolk Island road trip site .

You can fly from Cairns to Norfolk Island in 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Norfolk Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, Norfolk Island is little chillier than Cairns - with highs of 24°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
Anson Bay ©
Anson Bay
Hundred Acres Reserve ©
Hundred Acres Reserve

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