48 days in Australia Itinerary

48 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Bus to Charles Eaton Drive, Fly to Ayers Rock
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive
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Noosa
— 4 nights
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Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 6 nights
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 16th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 18th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, meet the residents at Cairns Aquarium, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns online tour planner.

Taipei, Taiwan to Cairns is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Taipei to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Taipei in April, with highs in Cairns at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

5
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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and soak in some Japanese tradition at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, take some stellar pictures from Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and get a dose of the wild on Yellow Water Cruises.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) due to the time zone difference. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

3
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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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and go for a walk through Field of Light.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online tour planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

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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 with an excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee--about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 5th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planning site.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, with highs in Melbourne at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

5
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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Katoomba: Bilpin (Hillbilly Cider & Bilpin Cider Company), Blue Mountains Botanic Garden (in Mount Tomah) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Wentworth Falls Lookout, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, get great views at Govetts Leap, and explore the activities along Wentworth Falls Lake.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Katoomba trip builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in May, you will find days in Katoomba are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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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, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Katoomba in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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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 19th (Wed): kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens and then stroll around South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane vacation maker site.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane. In May, daytime highs in Brisbane are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife

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Noosa

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours (in Mooloolaba), Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny) and Dulong Lookout ( Kanyana Park ) (in Nambour). Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Essential Bodywork, view the masterpieces at Artisans Gallery, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tewantin National Park, and get great views at Laguna Lookout.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Noosa day trip website.

Getting from Brisbane to Noosa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, don't miss a visit to K'gari, enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and head off the coast to Waddy Point.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Fraser Island online attractions planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Spas

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.