49 days in Australia Itinerary

49 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly
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Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brisbane
— 2 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
— 5 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Noosa
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Noosa
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Fly
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Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly
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Perth
— 1 night
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 5 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Melbourne
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Melbourne
— 5 nights

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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.
Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. Make the 3rd (Fri) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, stroll through Bondi Beach, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sydney driving holiday tool.

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major aiport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In February, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can fly to Byron Bay.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): let the kids burn off some steam at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, and then experience rural life at The Farm Byron Bay. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Craig Parry Photography, then see some colorful creatures with Byron Bay Dive Centre, then trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Byron Bay holiday maker site.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Byron Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Brisbane.
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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.
Brisbane is known for parks, sightseeing, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Opal Museum, and get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane travel planner.

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.
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Fraser Island — 5 nights

Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Eli Creek, take a tour of Maheno Ship Wreck, and relax and rejuvenate at Fraser Island Day Spa.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fraser Island trip planner.

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. March in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Noosa.
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Noosa — 5 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach), Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny) and Tina Cooper Gallery (in Eumundi). Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, stroll through Little Cove Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Noosa travel route builder.

Getting from Fraser Island to Noosa by combination of car and ferry takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Cairns.
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Cairns — 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 20th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 21st (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, explore the world behind art at KickArts Contemporary Arts, and let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip builder website.

Fly from Noosa to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 3 nights

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.
Spend the 24th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for gifts at With Sugar, and take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Douglas travel planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to fly to Darwin.
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Darwin — 2 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): see the interesting displays at 1934 Qantas Hangar, then examine the collection at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Darwin day trip website.

Getting from Port Douglas to Darwin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Douglas to Darwin, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. March in Darwin sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Perth.
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Perth — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, then appreciate the history behind First Contact, and then stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Perth online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Darwin to Perth in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Darwin in March, with highs in Perth at 34°C and lows at 19°C. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 3 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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, trek along Kuniya Walk, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 1.5 hours. Traveling from Perth in March, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 41°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Katoomba.
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Katoomba — 5 nights

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Step out of Katoomba with an excursion to Jenolan Caves in Jenolan Caves--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls Lookout, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, and get great views at Queen Elizabeth Lookout.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Katoomba travel route planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Katoomba takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Katoomba due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, expect nights in Katoomba to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Werribee to see Werribee Open Range Zoo about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 11th (Tue) 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, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take an in-depth tour of Melbourne Holocaust Museum, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Katoomba, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Australia travel guide

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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.
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