46 days in Australia Itinerary

46 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
2
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
4
Leura
— 4 nights
5
Canberra
— 1 night
6
Melbourne
— 6 nights
7
Perth
— 2 nights
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
9
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
10
Cairns
— 5 nights
11
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
12
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
13
Longreach
— 1 night

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Mooloolaba (SunJet Simulations & Mooloolaba Beach) and Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny). And it doesn't end there: walk around South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online tour planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Brisbane. In December in Brisbane, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

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 21st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, thenget a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, thenplay a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island takes 4 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sydney road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Lord Howe Island to Sydney, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

4
nights
Leura

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. Go for a jaunt from Leura to Bilpin to see Bilpin Cider Company about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, and don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Leura trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Sydney to Leura in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Leura can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackheath, Katoomba, Wentworth Falls, The National Pass, Bilpin Cider Company
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, thenget engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Canberra trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Leura to Canberra in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Leura in January, Canberra is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

6
nights
Melbourne

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 Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, browse the collection at State Library Victoria, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip site.

Getting from Canberra to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Canberra in January: highs in Melbourne hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, thenget engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and then stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, thenappreciate the history behind State War Memorial, and then explore the activities along Swan River.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Perth online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne to Perth, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect nights in Perth to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

2
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: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning app.

You can fly from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in January, things will get a bit warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

4
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Myall Beach (in Cape Tribulation) and Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, you will find days in Port Douglas are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Village Gallery, Spas, &more). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Cairns are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Daydream Island Living Reef, thenget interesting insight from Tours, and then stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach travel route tool.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Daydream Island Living Reef
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

4
nights
Fraser Island

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, stroll through Eli Creek, delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, and kick back and relax at Indian Head.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip planning website.

You can fly from Airlie Beach to Fraser Island in 13.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Airlie Beach in January since evenings lows in Fraser Island dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

1
night
Longreach

Longreach
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Spirit of the Outback. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): head outdoors with Spirit of the Outback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre and then examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Longreach trip planner.

You can fly from Fraser Island to Longreach in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. While traveling from Fraser Island, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Longreach, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Spirit of the Outback
Spirit of the Outback
QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum

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