46 days in Australia Itinerary

46 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Blackheath
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h
3
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
Ferry + Drive:  6 h 45 min
4
Mooloolaba
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h
6
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Cairns
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  10 h 30 min
9
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  9 h 15 min
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
11
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Sydney

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, wander the streets of The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and engage your brain at Powerhouse Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary builder website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Sydney. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Blackheath.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Jenolan Caves and Trees Adventure Grose River Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Blackheath: Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, stroll through Grand Canyon track, and take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Blackheath road trip website.

You can drive from Sydney to Blackheath in 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in September, Blackheath is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bilpin Cider Company, Grand Canyon track, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Jenolan Caves
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Trees Adventure Grose River Park ©
Trees Adventure Grose River Park
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Family-friendly places like Eli Creek and Indian Head will thrill your kids.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Blackheath to Fraser Island. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

3
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Family-friendly places like Aussie World and BLAST Aqua Park Coolum will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Australia Zoo, cool off at Thrill Hill Waterslide, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sunshine Coast, and enjoy the sand and surf at Marcoola Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mooloolaba tour itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Fraser Island to Mooloolaba in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, train, and bus. In September, daytime highs in Mooloolaba are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Thrill Hill Waterslide, Marcoola Beach, Aqua Park Bli Bli, BLAST Aqua Park Coolum, Australia Zoo
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
Aqua Park Bli Bli ©
Aqua Park Bli Bli
Aussie World ©
Aussie World
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo

3
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Pelican Feeding. Step out of Gold Coast with an excursion to South Bank Parklands in Brisbane--about 1h 10 min away. It doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World and make a splash at Dreamworld.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Mooloolaba to Gold Coast in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

South Bank Parklands
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

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.
Attractions like Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Four Mile Beach make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get outside with Port Douglas Microlights, stop by With Sugar, and explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Port Douglas journey planning tool.

Getting from Gold Coast to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

3
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Thornton Beach and Daintree Discovery Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Tribulation: Photography Tours (in Daintree) and Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Cow Bay Beach). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach, browse the exhibits of Daintree Entomological museum, and take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation road trip planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. October in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Photography Tours
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Cow Bay Beach ©
Cow Bay Beach
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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.
Kids will enjoy Palm Cove Beach and Cairns Wake park. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and take in nature's colorful creations at Munro Martin Parklands.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Sugarworld Waterpark
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Sugarworld Waterpark ©
Sugarworld Waterpark

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, take in the dramatic scenery at Jim Jim Falls, hike along Bardedjilidji Walk, and identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Wetlands.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip maker tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and admire all the interesting features of Uluru.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online route planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Family-friendly places like Melbourne Zoo and Australian Sports Museum will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat), Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October: highs in Melbourne hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sovereign Hill, Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

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