48 days in Australia Itinerary

48 days in Australia Itinerary

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Brisbane
— 4 nights
2
Tamborine Mountain
— 1 night
3
Lamington National Park
— 1 night
4
Byron Bay
— 1 night
5
Lennox Head
— Few hours
6
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
7
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
8
East Maitland
— 1 night
9
Sydney
— 5 nights
10
Katoomba
— 3 nights
11
Sydney
— 1 night
12
Melbourne
— 5 nights
13
Drysdale
— 1 day
14
Lorne
— 2 nights
15
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
16
Mount Gambier
— 1 night
17
Robe
— 2 nights
18
Glenelg
— 4 nights
19
Adelaide
— 3 nights
20
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
21
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
22
Brisbane
— 2 nights

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Opal Museum and Gallery of Modern Art. Nepalese Pagoda and Victoria Bridge Abutment will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Brisbane road trip planner.

Billund, Denmark to Brisbane is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Billund to Brisbane. Traveling from Billund in January, things will get much warmer in Brisbane: highs are around °C and lows about °C. On the 31st (Sun), you're off to Tamborine Mountain.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

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Tamborine Mountain

Tamborine Mountain ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): admire the sheer force of Curtis Falls.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tamborine Mountain online trip planner.

You can drive from Brisbane to Tamborine Mountain in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. January in Tamborine Mountain sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lamington National Park.

Things to do in Tamborine Mountain

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cedar Creek Falls ©
Cedar Creek Falls

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Lamington National Park

Lamington National Park
For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lamington National Park online trip builder.

You can drive from Tamborine Mountain to Lamington National Park in 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Lamington National Park are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You'll set off for Byron Bay on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in Lamington National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

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Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): browse the exhibits of Craig Parry Photography, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, thentrek along Cape Byron Walking Track, and finally kick back and relax at Belongil Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Lamington National Park to Byron Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. February in Byron Bay sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You'll set off for Lennox Head on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach

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Lennox Head

Lennox Head
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Lennox Head Beach.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lennox Head online road trip planner.

Lennox Head is just a short distance from Byron Bay. In February, daily temperatures in Lennox Head can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Lennox Head

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): stroll through Coffs Harbour Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Korora Lookout.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Coffs Harbour road trip app.

Traveling by car from Lennox Head to Coffs Harbour takes 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lennox Head in February: highs in Coffs Harbour hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Coffs Harbour Beach ©
Coffs Harbour Beach
Korora Lookout ©
Korora Lookout

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Port Macquarie

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 5th (Fri), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Port Macquarie trip planning website.

Drive from Coffs Harbour to Port Macquarie in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Coffs Harbour in February, you will find days in Port Macquarie are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to East Maitland.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

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East Maitland

East Maitland ©
On the 6th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Maitland Gaol.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our East Maitland day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to East Maitland takes 3 hours. Traveling from Port Macquarie in February, you will find days in East Maitland are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in East Maitland

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Maitland Gaol ©
Maitland Gaol

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Step out of the city life by going to Manly Beach and Blues Point Reserve. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park in Blacktown--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Rocks, take in the pleasant sights at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Discover how to plan a Sydney trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from East Maitland to Sydney takes 2.5 hours. In February in Sydney, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, Blues Point Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get some cultural insight at The National Pass and Dryridge Estate. Take a break from the city and head to Wentworth Falls and Blue Mountains. There's much more to do: grab your bike and head to Narrow Neck Trail, admire the sheer force of Katoomba Cascades, hike along Ruined Castle Walking Track, and explore the activities along Old Ford Reserve.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Katoomba online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackheath, Megalong Valley, Wentworth Falls, The National Pass
Highlights from your plan
Prince Henry Cliff Walk ©
Prince Henry Cliff Walk
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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Sydney

Sydney ©
To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sydney itinerary tool.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Chinese Garden of Friendship ©
Chinese Garden of Friendship
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Australian National Maritime Museum
Mrs Macquarie's Chair ©
Mrs Macquarie's Chair

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Gallery of Victoria and Immigration Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Melbourne Gaol and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Melbourne. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Drysdale.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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Drysdale

Drysdale ©
Drysdale is a rural township near Geelong, Victoria, Australia, located on the Bellarine Peninsula. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary, do a tasting at Oakdene Vineyards, thendo a tasting at McGlashan's Wallington Estate, and finally relax in the rural setting at Tuckerberry Hill Blueberry Farm.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Drysdale trip tool.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Drysdale takes 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lorne.

Things to do in Drysdale

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Wallington, Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Oakdene Vineyards ©
Oakdene Vineyards
McGlashan's Wallington Estate ©
McGlashan's Wallington Estate
Tuckerberry Hill Blueberry Farm ©
Tuckerberry Hill Blueberry Farm

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Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): hike along Great Ocean Walk, delve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest, and then identify plant and animal life at Kennet River Koala Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Lorne Beach, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Split Point Lighthouse, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bells Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lorne trip app.

You can drive from Drysdale to Lorne in 2 hours. February in Lorne sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Lorne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Split Point Lighthouse, Kennet River Koala Walk, Bells Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, thenidentify plant and animal life at Gibsons Steps, thenget great views at Loch Ard Gorge, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at The Razorback.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Lorne to Port Campbell in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Childer's Cove
Highlights from your plan
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

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Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Gambier day trip planning app.

You can drive from Port Campbell to Mount Gambier in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Port Campbell to Mount Gambier, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in Mount Gambier are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Robe.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

Coonawarra, Petticoat Lane
Highlights from your plan
Wynns Coonawarra Estate ©
Wynns Coonawarra Estate
Brand's Laira ©
Brand's Laira

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Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Robe Lighthouse.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Robe travel planner.

Getting from Mount Gambier to Robe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Glenelg.

Things to do in Robe

Wineries Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cape Jaffa Wines ©
Cape Jaffa Wines
Wangolina ©
Wangolina

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Glenelg

Glenelg ©
The oldest European settlement on South Australia's mainland, Glenelg is named after a former Secretary of State for War and the Colonies, Lord Glenelg.
Get in touch with nature at Glenelg Beach and Port Noarlunga Reef. Do some cultural sightseeing at Primo Estate and Jetty Pylons. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Glenelg: Maslin Beach (in Maslin Beach), Fox Creek Wines (in McLaren Vale) and Onkaparinga River National Park (in Port Noarlunga). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Aldinga Beach, stroll through Henley Beach, hike along River Torrens Linear Park Trail, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Glenelg online trip builder.

You can drive from Robe to Glenelg in 4 hours. In February, daytime highs in Glenelg are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Glenelg

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Henley Beach, McLaren Vale, Port Noarlunga, Hallett Cove Conservation Park, Maslin Beach
Highlights from your plan
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach
Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate
Fox Creek Wines ©
Fox Creek Wines

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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 Adelaide Oval and St Peter's Cathedral for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wine Tours & Tastings and Rundle Mall. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, appreciate the history behind The Rundle Mall Pigs, hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, and get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip itinerary builder tool.

Adelaide is very close to Glenelg. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

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Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): examine the collection at The Residency, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, get great views at Anzac Hill, thenidentify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Flynn Memorial Uniting Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, thensee the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, thenpause for some photo ops at David D. Smith, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Alice Springs trip planning site.

Getting from Adelaide to Alice Springs by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in March: highs in Alice Springs hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

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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.
On the 9th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, and finally make a trip to Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel website.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. March in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): indulge your taste buds at The Vino Bus - Winery Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), thentake in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane vacation planner.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Brisbane in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, you will find days in Brisbane are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wineries Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Vino Bus - Winery Tours ©
The Vino Bus - Winery Tours
Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) ©
Boggo Road Gaol (Jail)
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout ©
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout

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