49 days in Australia Itinerary

49 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Perth
— 6 nights
2
Melbourne
— 6 nights
3
Sydney
— 9 nights
4
Fraser Island
— 1 night
5
Cairns
— 6 nights
6
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
7
Darwin
— 7 nights
8
Palm Cove
— 2 nights
9
Green Island
— 2 nights

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.
Attractions like Kings Park and Botanic Garden and The Perth Mint make great kid-friendly stops. When in Perth, make a side trip to see Fremantle Prison in Fremantle, approximately Fremantle away. Dedicate the 11th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia, get to know the resident critters at Perth Zoo, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Perth online holiday planner.

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Perth due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in Perth hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Caversham Wildlife Park, Yokine Reserve, Cottesloe Beach, Matilda Bay Reserve, Perth Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Perth Zoo ©
Perth Zoo

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will enjoy Sovereign Hill and National Gallery of Victoria. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 18th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, get your game on at Zero Latency, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Australian Sports Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne planner.

Fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Perth in July: highs in Melbourne hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Sovereign Hill, The Great Ocean Road, Werribee Open Range Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

9
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sydney Opera House and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, stroll through Manly Beach, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sydney online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: highs in Sydney hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Mosman
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake McKenzie and then kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Eli Creek.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Fraser Island trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Fraser Island takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. When traveling from Sydney in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Fraser Island, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

6
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Muddy's Playground. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Mena Creek to see Paronella Park about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 31st (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, make a trip to Green Island, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planning site.

You can fly from Fraser Island to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. In July, Cairns is a bit warmer than Fraser Island - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Paronella Park
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Muddy's Playground ©
Muddy's Playground
Figtree Playground ©
Figtree Playground

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Step out of Port Douglas to go to Cow Bay and see Daintree Discovery Centre, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for gifts at With Sugar, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas holiday site.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Daintree Discovery Centre
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

7
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Family-friendly places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility will thrill your kids. Step out of Darwin with an excursion to Litchfield National Park in Batchelor--about 1h 10 min away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 13th (Tue) at Darwin Waterfront. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Darwin road trip planner.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Port Douglas in August, you will find days in Darwin are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Darwin Waterfront ©
Darwin Waterfront

2
nights
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
On the 17th (Sat), kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, thenidentify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then view the masterpieces at Village Gallery.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Palm Cove trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Palm Cove takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Darwin to Palm Cove due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Darwin in August: highs in Palm Cove hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Green Island.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Trinity Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

2
nights
Green Island

Green Island ©
To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Green Island tour planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Palm Cove to Green Island. In August in Green Island, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 20th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Green Island

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Marineland Crocodile Park ©
Marineland Crocodile Park

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