44 days in Australia Itinerary

44 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Perth
— Few hours
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
4
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
5
Brisbane
— 2 nights
6
Noosa
— 2 nights
7
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
8
Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
9
Cairns
— 3 nights
10
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
11
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
12
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
13
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights

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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 19th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden and then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

Before you visit Perth, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Perth. In September in Perth, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 24th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll around Fitzroy Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Perth, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, test your problem-solving skills at The Cipher Room, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 25°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough 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 Sep 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane in 4 hours. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at The Noosa Spa, then get some thrills out on the water with Caloundra Jet Ski, and then kick back and relax at Kings Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Noosa itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Noosa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Caloundra Jet Ski ©
Caloundra Jet Ski
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
The Noosa Spa ©
The Noosa Spa

4
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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to K'gari, take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Birrabeen, and relax and rejuvenate at Fraser Island Day Spa.

Plan my day in Fraser Island using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Waddy Point ©
Waddy Point

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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Hervey Bay is known for wildlife, trails, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the interesting displays at Whistle Stop Rail Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at Hervey Bay Massage and Day Spa, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hervey Bay trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay takes 5 hours. October in Hervey Bay sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Whistle Stop Rail Museum
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum ©
Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum
Esplanade ©
Esplanade

3
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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.
When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, approximately Palm Cove away. Spend the 13th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns day trip planner.

Getting from Hervey Bay to Cairns by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Hervey Bay in October since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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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.
Cape Tribulation is known for adventure, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and float downstream with Ocean Safari, whizz through the canopy at Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours, hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation day trip website.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Ocean Safari ©
Ocean Safari
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours ©
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk

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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.
Spend the 19th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas tour planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Fri) before leaving for Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio ©
The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Ubirr, take in the dramatic scenery at Jim Jim Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, and explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and bus takes about 12 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough 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 23 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Animal Tracks Safari ©
Animal Tracks Safari
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge

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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: don't miss a visit to Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive. In October, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

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