48 days in Australia Itinerary

48 days in Australia Itinerary

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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
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Fraser Island
— 4 nights
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Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Leura
— 4 nights
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Canberra
— 1 night
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Perth
— 2 nights

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Port Douglas

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.
Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Myall Beach (in Cape Tribulation), Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas tour builder website.

Mumbai, India to Port Douglas is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Port Douglas when traveling from Mumbai in December, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

5
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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Green Island, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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Airlie Beach

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 31st (Tue), take a memorable tour with Tours and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Daydream Island Living Reef, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip itinerary planning website.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©

Australia's New World City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba), MaisyMoo (in Caloundra) and Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith (in Montville). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online road trip planner.

You can fly from Airlie Beach to Brisbane in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Brisbane, with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island tour builder website.

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach and then stroll through Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island sightseeing app.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island in 13 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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Sydney

Sydney ©

The Harbour City

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Sydney visit planner.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lord Howe Island to Sydney is minus 0.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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Leura

Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Take a break from Leura with a short trip to Bilpin Cider Company in Bilpin, about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls Lookout, and take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Leura vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Sydney to Leura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Leura, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Leura

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls Lookout ©
Wentworth Falls Lookout
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

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Canberra

Canberra ©

The Bush Capital

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Canberra online vacation planner.

You can drive from Leura to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Leura in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Canberra, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Canberra

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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Hobart

Hobart ©

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Three Capes Track (in Port Arthur). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Hobart takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. While traveling from Canberra, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hobart, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, walk around Fitzroy Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

You can fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Hobart, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

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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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Uluru, take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in January, things will get a bit warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 43°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

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Perth

Perth ©

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden and then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint. On your second day here, explore the activities along Swan River and then contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Perth itinerary maker site.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth is minus 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February; daily highs in Perth reach 38°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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