46 days in Australia Itinerary

46 days in Australia Itinerary

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46 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
6
Norfolk Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  11​h 15​min
7
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Hobart
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  10​h
10
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
11
Bendigo
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
12
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
13
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
14
Margaret River
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  32​h
End: Stockholm

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns sightseeing tool .

Stockholm, Sweden to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Stockholm to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Stockholm in April: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Spas
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

2
nights
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.
On the 6th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Talapi, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Road Transport Hall of Fame, take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, then view the masterpieces at This is Aboriginal Art, then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and finally explore the world behind art at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs trip builder app .

You can fly from Cairns to Alice Springs in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in April, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Alice Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 7:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, trek along Kuniya Walk, and then explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): hike along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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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.
Get outdoors at Manly Beach and Shelly Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney vacation planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, you will find days in Sydney are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

3
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tacking Point Lighthouse and Trial Bay Gaol. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Coastal walk and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Macquarie: Hat Head National Park (in Hat Head) and Smoky Cape Lighthouse (in South West Rocks). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie and look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie trip maker tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Port Macquarie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney in April, you will find days in Port Macquarie are slightly colder (20°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Hat Head National Park
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol

2
nights
Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island ©
Pine trees, rolling green hills, and dramatic cliffs typify Norfolk Island, an Australian offshore territory 1,412 km (877 mi) east of the mainland.
Get a sense of the local culture at Norfolk Island Cemetery and Norfolk Island Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Emily Bay and Hundred Acres Reserve. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Barnabas Chapel, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Pitt, steep yourself in history at Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area, and pause for some photo ops at Captain Cook's Monument.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Norfolk Island tour itinerary site .

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Norfolk Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Norfolk Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Port Macquarie in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Norfolk Island, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery
Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
St. Barnabas Chapel ©
St. Barnabas Chapel

2
nights
Coles Bay

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Explore hidden gems such as Freycinet National Park and Kings Fine Art Gallery. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Wineglass Bay Lookout. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery (in St Marys). It doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Norfolk Island to Coles Bay takes 11.5 hours. The time zone changes from Norfolk Time (NFT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Kings Fine Art Gallery, Craigie Knowe Vineyard, Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

3
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Do your shopping at Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery and Design Centre Tasmania. You'll explore and learn at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and National Automobile Museum of Tasmania. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary (in Mole Creek), House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate (in Latrobe) and Platypus House (in Beauty Point). There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, stroll around City Park, do a tasting at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, and admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston day trip planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. April in Launceston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Longford, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Platypus House, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

3
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Constitution Dock. Get some cultural insight at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Cascade Brewery. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. On the 27th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart travel route builder .

Drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Hobart sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond Gaol, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Get in touch with nature at Mait's Rest and London Bridge. Step off the beaten path and head to Loch Ard Gorge and Childer's Cove. Change things up with a short trip to Great Ocean Walk in Apollo Bay (about 1h 15 min away). Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps and explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Port Campbell trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Hobart to Port Campbell in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bendigo.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Childer's Cove
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

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nights
Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bendigo Art Gallery and Rod Hadfields Hot Rod Museum. You'll explore and learn at Golden Dragon Museum and The Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park (in Chewton) and Daylesford (Spas & Lake Daylesford). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Rosalind Park, see the interesting displays at Confectionery Capers, and explore and take pictures at Central Deborah Gold Mine.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bendigo travel planner .

You can drive from Port Campbell to Bendigo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Bendigo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Daylesford, Chewton, Confectionery Capers
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 3:
Highlights from your plan
Rosalind Park ©
Rosalind Park
Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery
Golden Dragon Museum ©
Golden Dragon Museum

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nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Gantheaume Point, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, and finally view the masterpieces at The Courthouse Collection. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Broome online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Bendigo to Broome takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Broome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay May 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park

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nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Albany's Historic Whaling Station and Blush Retail Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Little Beach and Middleton Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Greens Pool (in Denmark) and Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Cosy Corner Beach, examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cable Beach, and explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Albany driving holiday planning site .

Getting from Broome to Albany by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Broome, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Albany, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Greens Pool, Cosy Corner Beach, Cheynes Beach
Find places to stay May 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©

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nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Take a break from the city and head to Meelup Beach and Mammoth Cave. We've included these beaches for you: Hamelin Bay and Gnarabup Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Boranup Karri Forest (in Australia Plains), Glenarty Road (in Karridale) and Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse). There's lots more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, Head underground at Lake Cave, stroll through Yallingup Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Margaret River online visit planner .

Drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Cowaramup, Dunsborough, Augusta, Cape Naturaliste
Find places to stay May 8 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

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