48 days in Australia Itinerary

48 days in Australia Itinerary

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48 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Adelaide
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Brisbane
— 10 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Pune

6
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Cottesloe Beach and South Beach Recreation Reserve. Visit St. Mary's Cathedral and The Fremantle Round House for their historical value. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah), Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Fremantle (Western Australian Maritime Museum & The Shipwreck Galleries). Dedicate the 20th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at City Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rockingham Beach, and stroll around Hyde Park Perth.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Perth route website .

Pune, India to Perth is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Pune to Perth is 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Perth are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Scarborough Beach, Aviation Heritage Museum, Rockingham Beach, Cottesloe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach

8
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Visit Aldinga Beach and Henley Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Carrick Hill and Langmeil Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Fox Creek Wines (in McLaren Vale), The Cedars (in Hahndorf) and National Motor Museum (in Birdwood). Dedicate the 23rd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, stroll through Glenelg Beach, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Adelaide takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Perth in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Adelaide: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Tanunda, West Torrens, Glenelg, Port Adelaide, Murray Street Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park

10
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step off the beaten path and head to St. Patrick's Cathedral and St Paul's Cathedral. Visit William Ricketts Sanctuary and Trinity College Chapel for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Brighton Beach (in Brighton), Split Point Lighthouse (in Aireys Inlet) and Daylesford (Stony Creek Gallery, Lake Daylesford, & more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, explore the world behind art at ArtVo, and engage your brain at Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip app .

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Adelaide in May, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Daylesford, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, St. Kilda Beach, Split Point Lighthouse, Basilica of Our Lady of Victories
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach

10
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bronte Beach and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Nan Tien Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal), Leura (Sublime Point Lookout & Leura Cascades) and Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park (in Calga). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, and stroll through Balmoral Beach, Mosman.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney holiday maker tool .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in June, with highs in Sydney at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Leura, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, Govetts Leap, Lincoln's Rock, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Highlights from your plan
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park

10
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Greenmount Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kirra Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah), Coolangatta (Twin Towns Uniting Church, Saint Augustine's Catholic Church, & more) and Kings Beach (in Caloundra). Spend the 29th (Sat) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, steep yourself in history at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), examine the collection at Queensland Maritime Museum, and kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Mooloolaba Beach, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Kings Beach
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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