49 days in Australia Itinerary

49 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Perth
— 7 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Canberra
— 5 nights
Fly:  8 h
6
Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Cairns
— 6 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

7
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.
For shopping fun, head to Fremantle Markets or Talijancich Wines. Step off the beaten path and head to Cottesloe Beach and Swan River. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: The Fremantle Round House (in Fremantle) and Rockingham Beach (in Rockingham). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Scarborough Beach, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and go for a walk through Lotterywest Federation Walkway.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Perth trip planning site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Perth is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November; daily highs in Perth reach 33°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Talijancich Wines, Caversham Wildlife Park, Rockingham Beach, Cottesloe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach
Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach

5
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.
Shop till you drop at Adelaide Arcade and Torrens Island Market. Explore hidden gems such as Adelaide Oval and Henley Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Clare (Greg Cooley Wines, Riesling Trail, &more) and Tanunda (Wine Tours & Tastings, Rockford Winery, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Glenelg Beach, wander the streets of North Terrace, appreciate the history behind The Rundle Mall Pigs, and kick back and relax at Semaphore Beach.

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Getting from Perth to Adelaide by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. When traveling from Perth in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Adelaide: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Clare, Tanunda, Torrens Island Market, Henley Beach, Glenelg Beach
Highlights from your plan
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Rockford Winery ©
Rockford Winery
Chateau Tanunda ©
Chateau Tanunda

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore hidden gems such as Degraves Street and The Mill Markets. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Collins St/Swanston St and South Melbourne Market. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Lorne Beach (in Lorne), Geelong (Eastern Beach Reserve & Mind Games) and Daylesford (Spas & Stony Creek Gallery). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Brighton Beach, browse the different shops at Chadstone - The Fashion Capital, don't miss a visit to Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, and get a sense of history and politics at Parliament House of Victoria.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Adelaide in November, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Daylesford, Geelong, Lorne Beach, Chadstone - The Fashion Capital, Punt Road Wines
Highlights from your plan
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Spas
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach

6
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.
Head to Australian Opal Cutters and Pearl Divers and Blue Mountains Cultural Centrefor some retail therapy. Step off the beaten path and head to Blue Mountains Botanic Garden and Sublime Point Lookout. Venture out of the city with trips to Leura (Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Leura Cascades, &more), Blackheath (Hat Hill Gallery & Govetts Leap) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). The adventure continues: get outside with Watsons Bay, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, wander the streets of King Street, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lady Bay.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Leura, Blackheath, Katoomba, Shelly Beach, Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
Blue Mountains Botanic Garden ©
Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Sublime Point Lookout ©
Sublime Point Lookout

5
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.
Shop till you drop at Canberra Outlet Centre and Drill Hall Gallery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas and Mount Ainslie Lookout. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, ponder the world of politics at National Library of Australia, stop by Kimoyes, and stroll through ANZAC Parade Walk.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Canberra trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Canberra, with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin
Spas
Canberra Outlet Centre ©
Canberra Outlet Centre

5
nights
Darwin

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Defence of Darwin Experience and Darwin Waterfront. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Nightcliff Market and Mason Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, don't miss a visit to Parliament House, and take in nature's colorful creations at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Canberra to Darwin by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Canberra to Darwin due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Canberra in December: highs in Darwin hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Theme Parks Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
Speed Boats Tours

6
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.
Shop till you drop at Rusty's Market and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns. Step off the beaten path and head to Palm Cove Beach and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Spas (in Palm Cove), Port Douglas (Agincourt Reef, Port Douglas Court House Museum, &more) and Golden Drop Mango Winery (in Biboohra). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, explore the world behind art at Samurai Gallery Australia, get interesting insight from Tours, and admire the striking features of Freshwater Station.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin to Cairns, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In December in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Golden Drop Mango Winery, Mossman Saturday Market
Highlights from your plan
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Spas
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

7
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Burleigh Heads Beach. For shopping fun, head to Robina Town Centre or Japanache. Venture out of the city with trips to Harbour Town Premium Outlets (in Biggera Waters), Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore) and Broadbeach (Kurrawa Beach & Niecon Plaza). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Coolangatta Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, and stop by West End.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in December: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Mooloolaba Beach, Maroochydore Beach
Highlights from your plan
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

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