48 days in Australia Itinerary

48 days in Australia Itinerary

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Lizard Island
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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
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Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Drive to Olympic Dam, Fly to Hobart
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Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly
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Blacktown
— 2 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cronulla
— 1 night
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Drive to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Fly to Melbourne International Airport, Drive to Cowes
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Cowes
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Leura
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Leura
— 2 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Broken Hill
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Broken Hill
— 3 nights
Fly to Adelaide International Airport, Drive to Crafers
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Crafers
— 3 nights
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Drive to Adelaide International Airport, Fly to Brisbane International Airport, Drive to Eumundi
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Eumundi
— 3 nights
Drive to Brisbane International Airport, Fly to New Plymouth Airport

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Lizard Island

— 1 night
To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lizard Island trip planning app.

Newark, USA to Lizard Island is an approximately 180-hour travel. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 15 hour difference. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Lizard Island

Nature · Parks

Cairns

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, then view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, then take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lizard Island to Cairns. October in Cairns sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

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.
On the 25th (Fri), deepen your understanding at Walkatjara Art Uluru, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore and take pictures at Uluru. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. When traveling from Cairns in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Coober Pedy

— 2 nights
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Catacomb Church, then examine the collection at Old Timers Mine, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Coober Pedy itinerary planner.

You can drive from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Coober Pedy in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Hobart

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and then get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Coober Pedy to Hobart takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Coober Pedy to Hobart is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Coober Pedy in October, you will find days in Hobart are cooler (64°F), and nights are slightly colder (46°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Blacktown.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Blacktown

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, then hunt for treasures at Windsor Mall Sunday Market, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Ebenezer Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, then look for gifts at The Bilpin Fruit Bowl, and then do a tasting at Hillbilly Cider.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Blacktown trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Hobart to Blacktown in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Hobart in October; daily highs in Blacktown reach 77°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Newport.

Things to do in Blacktown

Shopping · Parks · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Newport

— 2 nights
Newport is a suburb in northern Sydney, placed on Sydneys Northern Beaches in the state of New South Wales, Australia 31 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Northern Beaches Council. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Baha'i House of Worship, visit a coastal fixture at Barrenjoey Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Newport online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Blacktown to Newport takes an hour. In November in Newport, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Newport

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sydney

— 5 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.
Sydney Opera House and The Rocks are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to ATTY Gallery or Brett Whiteley Studio. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

You can drive from Newport to Sydney in an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cronulla.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Cronulla

— 1 night
Cronulla is a beachside suburb, in Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Symbio Wildlife Park, then take some stellar pictures from Bald Hill Lookout, and finally contemplate the long history of Dharawal Aboriginal Engravings Site. Keep things going the next day: hike along Cronulla Beach Walk.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cronulla road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Cronulla takes an hour. In November, daytime highs in Cronulla are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Cronulla

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cowes

— 3 nights
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
On the 10th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, then get engrossed in the history at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, and then meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre. On the next day, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Cowes Bazaar and Gallery, head off the coast to Koala Conservation Centre, then learn about winemaking at Purple Hen Winery, then brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and finally step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cowes online visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Cronulla to Cowes with the Route module. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cronulla in November: high temperatures in Cowes hover around 70°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Melbourne

— 5 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and Melbourne Central. You'll explore and learn at National Gallery of Victoria and Immigration Museum. Spend the 16th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Trin Warren Tam-boore, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and take a stroll through Degraves Street.

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Traveling by car from Cowes to Melbourne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in November, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Brisbane

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Square, kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dicky Beach. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel).

Plan trip to Brisbane with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Melbourne to Brisbane by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in November: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 80°F and lows are around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Leura.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Leura

— 2 nights
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. You've now added Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia to your itinerary. On the 20th (Wed), make a trip to Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia, admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, and finally scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass and then browse for treasures at Odd Mountain.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Leura day trip app.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Brisbane to Leura in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Brisbane in November since evenings lows in Leura dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Leura

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Broken Hill

— 3 nights
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Living Desert State Park. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Pro Hart Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary, and then admire the majestic nature at Living Desert State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue of the Outback, then view the masterpieces at Silver City Mint and Art Centre, then see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Day Dream Mine.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Broken Hill trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Leura to Broken Hill in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Leura in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Broken Hill, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Crafers.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Crafers

— 3 nights
The town of Crafers is in the Adelaide Hills to the south-east of Adelaide, South Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Cleland Wildlife Park. On the 24th (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at Centennial Park Cemetery. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, then walk around Michael Perry Botanic Reserve, and then do a tasting at Penfolds Magill Estate Cellar Door.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Crafers sightseeing planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Broken Hill to Crafers with the Route module. Traveling from Broken Hill to Crafers, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Broken Hill in November; daily highs in Crafers reach 76°F and lows reach 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Eumundi.

Things to do in Crafers

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Eumundi

— 3 nights
Eumundi is a small town and locality in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia, 21 km south-west of Noosa Heads and 118 km north of the state capital, Brisbane. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Sunshine Castle, view the masterpieces at Montville Art Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Eumundi online tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Crafers to Eumundi. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eumundi

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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.

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.