46 days in Australia Itinerary

46 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Manchester
Fly + Shuttle:  26 h
1
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Cairns
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + Ferry + Drive:  10 h 15 min
3
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly:  7 h 15 min
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  6 h
8
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
10
Perth
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Train + Bus + Train:  22 h 30 min
End: Manchester

4
nights
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Jindalba Boardwalk), Tranquility Falls (in Daintree) and Cape Tribulation (Myall Beach & Cape Trib Farm). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at With Sugar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Thornton Beach, and explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planning website.

Manchester, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Port Douglas is 10 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Manchester in January, with highs in Port Douglas at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Cow Bay, Tranquility Falls
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

5
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, view the masterpieces at Village Gallery, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip planner.

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January in Cairns, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
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, stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach, make a trip to K'gari, and head off the coast to Waddy Point.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island vacation maker website.

Getting from Cairns to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Fraser Island when traveling from Cairns in January, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek
Champagne Pools ©
Champagne Pools

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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) and Mooloolaba (Boat Tours & Water Sports & SunJet Simulations). There's lots more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane road trip planning app.

Getting from Fraser Island to Brisbane by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Sea World Theme Park
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 23rd (Sat), get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then stroll through Lagoon Beach, then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island tour itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and visit The Rocks.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Sydney journey maker website.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Lord Howe Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. In January in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

5
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook (in Glenbrook) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). There's much more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, make a trip to Echo Point Lookout, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, and admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Katoomba travel route planner.

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In January, daytime highs in Katoomba are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Leura, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Wentworth Falls
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company

6
nights
Melbourne

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 with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip site.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Katoomba in February since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Uluru, explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Melbourne in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 43°C and lows about 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
When in Perth, make a side trip to see Fremantle Prison in Fremantle, approximately Fremantle away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

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

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February: high temperatures in Perth hover around 38°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
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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