45 days in Australia Itinerary

45 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia travel route builder

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Alice Springs
— 4 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
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St Kilda
— 6 nights
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Sydney
— 9 nights
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Brisbane
— 6 nights
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North Stradbroke Island
— 2 nights
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Bribie Island
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 7 nights
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Alice Springs

— 4 nights

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Get in touch with nature at The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Alice Springs Desert Park. Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. And it doesn't end there: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, stroll around Trephina Gorge Nature Park, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Alice Springs online sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Alice Springs is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Alice Springs is 9.5 hours. Traveling from London in March, expect Alice Springs to be warmer, temps between 40°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 2 nights
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.
You've now added Uluru to your itinerary. On the 14th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. March in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to St Kilda.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

St Kilda

— 6 nights
You'll get in some beach time at St. Kilda Beach and Elwood Beach. Get outdoors at The Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Wildlife Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St Kilda: The Nobbies Centre (in Summerlands), Koala Conservation Centre (in Cowes) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee).

Plan my trip to St Kilda with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to St Kilda in 25 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to St Kilda, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, St Kilda is little chillier than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sydney

— 9 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Clovelly Beach and Shelly Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls), Blue Mountains National Park (Lincoln's Rock & Pulpit Rock Lookout) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Katoomba). Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, stop by The Rocks, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and hike along Coachwood Glen Nature Trail.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sydney planning website.

Traveling by car from St Kilda to Sydney takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of tram and train. Traveling from St Kilda in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 22°C. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Brisbane

— 6 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Surfers Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Get outdoors at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Moffat Beach. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Marina Mirage (in Main Beach), Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast (in Nerang) and Pelican Feeding (in Labrador). There's much more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sydney to Brisbane in 10.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. March in Brisbane sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

North Stradbroke Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Amity Point Jetty, tour the pleasant surroundings at Amity Point Beach, and then kick back and relax at Frenchman's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Brown Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Myora Springs Conservation Area, then get great views at North Gorge Walk, and finally kick back and relax at Cylinder Beach.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read North Stradbroke Island road trip planning tool.

Getting from Brisbane to North Stradbroke Island by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In April, daily temperatures in North Stradbroke Island can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bribie Island.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Bribie Island

— 3 nights
We've included these beaches for you: Woorim Beach and Bongaree Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Glass House Mountains National Park and Mount Ngungun.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bribie Island trip planner.

Traveling by car from North Stradbroke Island to Bribie Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can travel. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Bribie Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Cairns

— 7 nights

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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Palm Cove Beach and Four Mile Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan), Port Douglas (Shaolin Port Douglas, Safaris, &more) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti). There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Cairns using our trip planner.

You can drive from Bribie Island to Cairns in 19.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bribie Island in April; daily highs in Cairns reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. On the 19th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

4.7
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.

Greater Melbourne travel guide

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Beaches · Parks · Gardens
Greater Melbourne extends along the coastline and into the hinterlands, revealing a picturesque landscape composed of rolling hills, lush valleys, and gullies blanketed by thick native forests and vineyards. Greater Melbourne tourism thrives largely thanks to the city of Melbourne's vast selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, art galleries, historic sites, restaurants, shopping malls, and street markets, as well as the region's many natural attractions. Thanks to its proximity to the Yarra Valley and the ocean, a Greater Melbourne vacation allows you to surf in the Pacific, go on a wildlife safari, and travel on Australia's oldest preserved steam train on the very same day.

Brisbane Region travel guide

4.5
Parks · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Tours of Brisbane Region allow you to enjoy all the modern amenities of an easygoing, multicultural capital, as well as to satisfy your inner adventurer in untouched national parks and sand islands. Excellent dining, stylish shopping neighborhoods, and lively music scene await curious travelers at the charming state capital. To explore the region's great outdoors--bush tracks, vast sand dunes, pristine waterfalls, and rainforest canopies--you'll just need to hop on a water taxi or take a short drive from the city. North Stradbroke and its neighboring Moreton Island offer ample hiking, snorkeling, and wildlife watching opportunities, but to truly immerse yourself in the region's beautiful nature, visit one of the six national parks within the Scenic Rim.