45 days in Australia Itinerary

45 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly
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Townsville
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Magnetic Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Breakwater Terminal, Fly to Brisbane
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
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Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 4 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Byron Bay
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Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Fly
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Perth
— 4 nights
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Fremantle
— 3 nights
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Adelaide
— 13 nights
Foot to Adelaide, Fly to Kingscote
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Launceston

— 2 nights

The Heart of Tasmania

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stroll around City Park, then get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then kick your exploration up a notch at Hollybank Wilderness Adventures, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston route maker website.

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect Launceston to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Cradle Mountain Canyons, then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, and then take a pleasant ride with Cradle Country Adventures.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip maker site.

You can drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Hobart.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Hobart

— 3 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Port Arthur (Government Farm, Port Arthur Historic Site, &more) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Hobart in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Townsville

— 2 nights
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Townsville is known for beaches, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Jezzine Barracks, get great views at Mount Stuart, and stroll through Castle Hill.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read our Townsville online trip planner.

Getting from Hobart to Townsville by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. While traveling from Hobart, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Townsville, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Magnetic Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): stroll through Geoffrey Bay.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Magnetic Island trip maker tool.

You can ride a ferry from Townsville to Magnetic Island in an hour. Another option is to ride a ferry. In January, daytime highs in Magnetic Island are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Brisbane

— 4 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach), Padlockd Escape Rooms (in Surfers Paradise) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). There's lots more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, examine the collection at Opal Museum, explore the activities along The Brisbane River, and admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane road trip app.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Magnetic Island to Brisbane in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Magnetic Island in January, with highs in Brisbane at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Fraser Island

— 4 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, step aboard Maheno Wreck, and step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fraser Island itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. January in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Byron Bay

— 2 nights
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Byron Bay is known for adventure, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and delve into the mystery of Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Byron Bay travel route builder site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Byron Bay takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in January, expect little chillier with lows of 21°C in Byron Bay. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Perth.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Perth

— 4 nights

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.
Dedicate the 27th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia, take in the views from Elizabeth Quay, and trek along Jacob's Ladder.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Byron Bay to Perth takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Byron Bay to Perth is minus 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Perth can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fremantle.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Fremantle

— 3 nights
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Fremantle is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, pause for some serene contemplation at St John's Anglican Church, Fremantle, get in on the family fun at Adventure World, and make a trip to Monument Hill War Memorial.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Fremantle online trip itinerary maker.

Fremantle is just a short distance from Perth. January in Fremantle sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Fremantle

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Adelaide

— 13 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Semaphore Beach (in Semaphore), Horseshoe Bay (in Port Elliot) and Canoe The Coorong - Day Tours (in Goolwa). Dedicate the 4th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 13th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum, steep yourself in history at Langmeil Winery, do a tasting at Primo Estate, and get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Adelaide trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Fremantle to Adelaide by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is 1.5 hours. Traveling from Fremantle in January, you will find days in Adelaide are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kangaroo Island

— 1 day
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You can plan Kangaroo Island trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. You will leave for home on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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.