42 days in Australia Itinerary

42 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia holiday planner

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Shepparton
— 1 night
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Rosedale
— 1 night
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Cann River
— 1 night
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Merimbula
— 5 nights
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Ulladulla
— 7 nights
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Kiama
— 3 nights
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Toowoon Bay
— 1 night
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Hawks Nest
— 2 nights
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Nelson Bay
— 3 nights
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Crescent Head
— 2 nights
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Nambucca Heads
— 3 nights
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Coffs Harbour
— 3 nights
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Armidale
— 3 nights
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Tamworth
— 3 nights
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Dubbo
— 2 nights
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Shepparton

— 1 night
Shepparton is a city located on the floodplain of the Goulburn River in northern Victoria, Australia, approximately 181km north-northeast of Melbourne. To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Shepparton day trip tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Shepparton. In April, daily temperatures in Shepparton can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. You'll set off for Rosedale on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Shepparton

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Rosedale

— 1 night
Rosedale is a pastoral and agricultural town 184 kilometres east of Melbourne via the Princes Highway. To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rosedale trip planner.

Getting from Shepparton to Rosedale by car takes about 4.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 21st (Wed), you'll travel to Cann River.

Things to do in Rosedale

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Cann River

— 1 night
Cann River is a town in the East Gippsland region of Victoria in Australia. On the 21st (Wed), take a peaceful walk through Genoa Peak Walk.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cann River trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Rosedale to Cann River in 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Cann River can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Merimbula.

Things to do in Cann River

Nature · Trails · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Merimbula

— 5 nights
Merimbula Merimbula is a town on the Merimbula Lake, located on the Far South Coast or Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Explore Merimbula's surroundings by going to Bermagui (Camel Rock & Blue Pool), Abc Cheese Factory Central Tilba (in Tilba Tilba) and Narooma (Bar Rock Lookout and Australia Rock & Mill Bay Boardwalk). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Killer Whale Museum, meet the residents at Merimbula Aquarium & Wharf, take an in-depth tour of Bega Cheese Heritage Centre, and experience rural life at Broadwater Oysters.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Merimbula vacation website.

Getting from Cann River to Merimbula by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ulladulla.

Things to do in Merimbula

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ulladulla

— 7 nights
Ulladulla is a coastal town in New South Wales, Australia in the City of Shoalhaven local government area. Get out of town with these interesting Ulladulla side-trips: Mogo (Mogo Wildlife Park & The Original Gold Rush Colony Mogo) and Batemans Bay (Birdland Animal Park, Batemans Marine Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Feeding Wild Rainbow Lorrikeets, make a trip to Warden Head Light, kick back and relax at Pebbly Beach, and gear up at Rip Curl Ulladulla.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ulladulla road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Merimbula to Ulladulla takes 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Ulladulla can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Kiama.

Things to do in Ulladulla

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kiama

— 3 nights
The name Kiama comes from the Aboriginal word Kiaram-a, which allegedly means 'where the sea makes a noise'.
Go for a jaunt from Kiama to Mittagong to see Mittagong Lookout about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Kiama Blowhole, take in the awesome beauty at Saddleback Mountain Lookout, examine the collection at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, and stop by Starfish Education Centre.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kiama trip builder.

Traveling by car from Ulladulla to Kiama takes 1.5 hours. May in Kiama sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Toowoon Bay.

Things to do in Kiama

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Toowoon Bay

— 1 night
On the 7th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Terrigal Beach, admire the sheer force of Somersby Falls Picnic Grounds, and then take in the pleasant sights at Crackneck Lookout Coast Walk.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Toowoon Bay online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Kiama to Toowoon Bay takes 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Hawks Nest.

Things to do in Toowoon Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Hawks Nest

— 2 nights
Hawks Nest is a suburb of the Mid-Coast Council local government area in the Hunter and Mid North Coast regions of New South Wales, Australia, located north of Port Stephens between the Tasman Sea and the Myall River. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Winda Woppa Reserve, enjoy the sea views from Seal Rocks Lighthouse, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Grandis Picnic Area.

Before you visit Hawks Nest, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Toowoon Bay to Hawks Nest takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Hawks Nest

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nelson Bay

— 3 nights
Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Nelson Bay is known for wildlife, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head, admire all the interesting features of Barry Park, take in the waterfront activity at D'Albora Marinas, and don't miss a visit to Gan Gan Lookout.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nelson Bay trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hawks Nest to Nelson Bay in 1.5 hours. May in Nelson Bay sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Crescent Head.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Crescent Head

— 2 nights
Crescent Head is a beach-side community 440 km north-northeast of Sydney, in Kempsey Shire, New South Wales, Australia. On the 14th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Macley River Historical Museum, then take some stellar pictures from Rudder Park Historical Lookout, then explore the world behind art at The Slim Dusty Centre, and finally take some stellar pictures from Crescent Head Lookout.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Crescent Head online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nelson Bay to Crescent Head takes 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Nelson Bay in May: highs in Crescent Head hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Nambucca Heads.

Things to do in Crescent Head

Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Nambucca Heads

— 3 nights
Nambucca Heads is a town on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia in Nambucca Shire. Change things up with these side-trips from Nambucca Heads: South West Rocks (Trial Bay Gaol & Smoky Cape Lighthouse). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to V-Wall, stop by Sweet Bellingen, take in the waterfront at The Boardwalk, and get great views at Captain Cook's Lookout.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nambucca Heads online vacation planner.

Drive from Crescent Head to Nambucca Heads in an hour. When traveling from Crescent Head in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nambucca Heads: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Nambucca Heads

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Coffs Harbour

— 3 nights
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Coffs Harbour is known for wildlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get close to the beloved marine mammals with Dolphin Marine Conservation Park, step off the mainland to explore Coffs Harbour Muttonbird Island, take in the waterfront at Coffs Harbour Jetty, and don't miss a visit to The Clog Barn.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Coffs Harbour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nambucca Heads to Coffs Harbour in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Coffs Harbour are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Armidale.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Armidale

— 3 nights
Armidale is a city in the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Armidale: Glen Innes (Gawura Gallery, Australian Standing Stones, &more). There's still lots to do: cruise along Waterfall Way, examine the collection at New England Regional Art Museum, steep yourself in history at Booloominbah Historic House, and pick up some local products at Armidale Farmers' Market.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Armidale route builder.

Drive from Coffs Harbour to Armidale in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tamworth.

Things to do in Armidale

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Tamworth

— 3 nights
Tamworth is a city in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. Tamworth is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have fun at Tamworth Regional Playground, stroll around Tamworth Regional Playground, see the interesting displays at Powerstation Museum, and get answers to all your questions at Visitor Information Centre at the Big Golden Guitar.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tamworth travel planner.

Traveling by car from Armidale to Tamworth takes 1.5 hours. In May in Tamworth, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dubbo.

Things to do in Tamworth

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife

Dubbo

— 2 nights
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
On the 28th (Fri), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, learn about winemaking at Red Earth Estate, and then don't miss a visit to Alladins Cave Bottle House. Here are some ideas for day two: pick up some local products at Dubbo Farmers Market, contemplate the long history of Old Dubbo Gaol, and then admire the natural beauty at Shoyoen Japanese Garden.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dubbo tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Tamworth to Dubbo by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. May in Dubbo sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Deniliquin.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Deniliquin

— 1 night
Deniliquin, known locally as "Deni", is a town in the Riverina region of New South Wales close to the border with Victoria. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): have fun and explore at Peppin Heritage Centre and then explore the activities along Waring Gardens.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Deniliquin trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Dubbo to Deniliquin in 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Deniliquin

Nature · Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.