49 days in Australia Itinerary

49 days in Australia Itinerary

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49 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  19 h 15 min
1
Brisbane
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Somerset
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Bongaree, Bribie Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6 h 30 min
5
Canberra
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Sydney
— 9 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Shelly Beach
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14 h 30 min
8
Thursday Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h 30 min
9
Cairns
— 9 nights
Fly:  23 h
End: Portland

8
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.
Relax by the water at Mooloolaba Beach and Bulcock Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Brisbane and Tina Cooper Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Buderim (Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage & Buderim Forest Park), Kondalilla Falls (in Montville) and The Original Eumundi Markets (in Eumundi). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel), don't miss a visit to Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kings Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Mount Coolum.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online trip itinerary builder .

Portland, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Portland to Brisbane, you'll lose 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Somerset.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Buderim, Eumundi, Maroochydore
Highlights from your plan
Kondalilla Falls ©
Kondalilla Falls
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

6
nights
Somerset

Somerset
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cobb+Co Museum and DownsSteam Tourist Railway & Museum. Let the collections at Highfields Pioneer Village and Met Galleries capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Somerset side-trips: Toowoomba (St Luke's Anglican Church, Queens Park, &more), Conondale National Park (in Kenilworth) and Ravensbourne National Park (in Ravensbourne).

To see more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Somerset trip planning tool .

You can drive from Brisbane to Somerset in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Somerset, with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Bongaree.

Things to do in Somerset

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Toowoomba, Highfields, Crows Nest National Park, Conondale National Park, Ravensbourne National Park
Highlights from your plan
Ravensbourne National Park
Ravensbourne National Park
Cobb+Co Museum ©
Cobb+Co Museum
Spring Bluff ©
Spring Bluff

3
nights
Bongaree, Bribie Island

Bongaree ©
Bongaree is a suburb in Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia. Get some cultural insight at Landsborough Museum and Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith. Visiting Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Parrots in Paradise will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bongaree: Maleny (Obi Boardwalk, Art on Cairncross, &more), Mount Ngungun (in Glass House Mountains) and Bee Gees Way (in Redcliffe). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Woorim Beach.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bongaree online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Somerset to Bongaree takes 2 hours. Traveling from Somerset in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 55°F in Bongaree. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Point Lookout.

Things to do in Bongaree

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Maleny, Glass House Mountains, Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, Woorim Beach, Landsborough Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Woorim Beach ©
Woorim Beach
Parrots in Paradise ©
Parrots in Paradise

1
night
Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island

Point Lookout
Point Lookout is a headland, small coastal town and locality on the eastern coast of North Stradbroke Island, Redland City, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Cylinder Beach and then take a leisurely stroll along North Gorge Walk.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Point Lookout online journey planner .

You can drive from Bongaree to Point Lookout in 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Point Lookout

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
North Gorge Walk
North Gorge Walk

7
nights
Canberra

Canberra
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Visit Blundells Cottage and St John Baptist Chruch for their historical value. Australian War Memorial and Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Canberra with an excursion to Bungonia National Park in Bungonia--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, identify plant and animal life at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, and admire the landmark architecture of National Museum of Australia.

To see more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Canberra trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Point Lookout to Canberra. Traveling from Point Lookout in June, you will find days in Canberra are little chillier (55°F), and nights are cooler (33°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Bungonia National Park
Highlights from your plan
ANZAC Parade Walk
ANZAC Parade Walk
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Old Parliament House ©
Old Parliament House

9
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Featherdale Wildlife Park and The Giant Stairway. Do your shopping at Dirty Janes Bowral and Danks Street Produce Merchants. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Bowral (Ten Thousand Paces & Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame) and Horseshoe Falls Walk (in Blue Mountains National Park). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Terrigal Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Canberra in June; daily highs in Sydney reach 65°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Shelly Beach.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Bowral, Manly, Katoomba, Barrenjoey Lighthouse, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach

2
nights
Shelly Beach

Shelly Beach ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): kick back and relax at Toowoon Bay Beach and then tee off at Shelly Beach Golf Club. On the next day, hike along Katandra Reserve, then do a tasting at Firescreek Fruit Wines, and then take a peaceful walk through Forest of Tranquility.

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You can drive from Sydney to Shelly Beach in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney in June, plan for little chillier nights in Shelly Beach, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Thursday Island.

Things to do in Shelly Beach

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Holgate, Toowoon Bay Beach, Forest of Tranquility
Highlights from your plan
Shelly Beach Golf Club ©
Shelly Beach Golf Club
Toowoon Bay Beach ©
Toowoon Bay Beach
Forest of Tranquility ©
Forest of Tranquility

1
night
Thursday Island

Thursday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Gab Titui and then make a trip to Horn Island Jetty. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Peddells -Thursday Island Tours and then contemplate the long history of Green Fort Hill.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Thursday Island road trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Shelly Beach to Thursday Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Thursday Island

Museums Nature Transportation
Highlights from your plan
Gab Titui ©
Gab Titui
Green Fort Hill ©
Green Fort Hill
Peddells -Thursday Island Tours ©
Peddells -Thursday Island Tours

9
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Photography Tours and Trinity Beach. Head to Rusty's Market and Helen Wiltshire Galleryfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Kuku yalanji cultural heritage beach walk (in Cooya Beach), Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, &more) and Tranquility Falls (in Daintree). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Mission Beach, get your bearings at Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre, and take in the dramatic natural features at Babinda Boulders.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns online tour planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Thursday Island to Cairns. June in Cairns sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuranda, Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Mission Beach, Daintree
Highlights from your plan
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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