49 days in Australia Itinerary

49 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Riyadh
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Brisbane
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + Ferry + Drive:  7 h 15 min
7
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+5
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  11 h 15 min
8
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  4 h 45 min
9
Cairns
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
10
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 45 min
11
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
12
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Riyadh

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, stroll around Fitzroy Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip builder website.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Melbourne is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Riyadh to Melbourne. Traveling from Riyadh in November, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 5:
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get your game on at Axxe, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then identify plant and animal life at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Canberra online vacation maker.

Getting from Melbourne to Canberra by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Canberra sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Canberra

Fun & Games Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

5
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get out of town with these interesting Katoomba side-trips: Bilpin (Bilpin Cider Company & Hillbilly Cider), Blue Mountains Botanic Garden (in Mount Tomah) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, and make a trip to Gallery Blackheath.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Katoomba online day trip planner.

Drive from Canberra to Katoomba in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in December since evenings lows in Katoomba dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blackheath, Megalong Valley, Blue Mountains National Park, Bilpin, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Echo Point Lookout ©
Echo Point Lookout

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: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, stroll through Manly Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Sydney using our trip planner.

Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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 19th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, then stroll through Ned's Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary site.

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach, SunJet Simulations, &more) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). There's still lots to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. In December in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Sea World Theme Park
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fraser Island Great Walk, make a trip to K'gari, and head off the coast to Waddy Point.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip itinerary planning site.

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, ferry, and car. In December, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the activities along Heart Reef. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Airlie Beach fast, fun, and easy.

Do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and bus from Fraser Island to Airlie Beach in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Airlie Beach, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas) and Mareeba Tropical Savannah and Wetland Reserve (in Mareeba). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, stop by Annie's at the Beach, have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track, and don't miss a visit to Regency Jewellers Pty Ltd.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Trinity Beach, Mareeba Tropical Savannah and Wetland Reserve
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 5:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay), Cape Tribulation (Myall Beach & Dubuji Boardwalk) and Tranquility Falls (in Daintree). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Port Douglas Court House Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas tour planning website.

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

3
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 dramatic natural features at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and hike along Kuniya Walk.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Perth.

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
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): let the kids burn off some steam at Zanthorrea Nursery and then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, then take an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum, and then make a trip to Fremantle Prison.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Perth online trip planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth is minus 1.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January: high temperatures in Perth hover around 38°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fremantle Prison, Zanthorrea Nursery
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

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