42 days in Australia Itinerary

42 days in Australia Itinerary

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42 days in Australia Itinerary

London
Travel:  156​h
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  3​h
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Byron Bay
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
London

2
days
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach and then explore the activities along Hill Inlet.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Whitsunday Island visit planner .

London, UK to Whitsunday Island is an approximately 156-hour travel. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Whitsunday Island is 10 hours. While traveling from London, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Whitsunday Island, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton Island.

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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

2
days
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): head outdoors with Jetryder, then stroll through Catseye Beach, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club, then admire all the interesting features of Go-Kart Racing Track, and then get your game on at Sports Club.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island online road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Whitsunday Island to Hamilton Island. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hamilton Island, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Spas & Wellness
Go-Kart Racing Track ©
Go-Kart Racing Track

4
days
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.
Get outdoors at Maroochydore Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. We've included these beaches for you: Bulcock Beach and Moffat Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Bee Gees Way (in Redcliffe), Maleny (Maleny Dairies & Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve) and Spas & Wellness (in Maroochydore). There's more to do: get lost in a book at State Library Of Queensland.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip builder .

Fly from Hamilton Island to Brisbane in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Hamilton Island in October since evenings lows in Brisbane dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

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Side Trips

Maroochydore, Caloundra, Maleny, Bee Gees Way, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

3
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kirra Beach and Tugun Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Natural Bridge and Kurrawa Beach. Step out of Gold Coast to go to North Tamborine and see Glow Worm Caves, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park and kick back and relax at Greenmount Beach.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip maker tool .

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

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Side Trip

Glow Worm Caves
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Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

5
days
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Turners Beach and Main Beach Yamba. Take a break from the city and head to Broken Head Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Explore Byron Bay's surroundings by going to Pippi Beach (in Yamba), Spooky Beach (in Angourie) and Hastings Point Headland (in Hastings Point). Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Arakwal National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Wategos Beach, get great views at Broken Head Nature Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Pat Morton Lookout, and explore the activities along Lake Ainsworth.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Byron Bay holiday app .

Drive from Gold Coast to Byron Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gold Coast in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Byron Bay, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Byron Bay

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Side Trips

Yamba, Lennox Head, Broken Head, Spooky Beach, Hastings Point Headland
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Lake Ainsworth ©
Lake Ainsworth
Pippi Beach ©
Pippi Beach
Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach

7
days
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Redhead Beach and Terrigal Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Wentworth Falls and Werri Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Palm Beach (in Palm Beach) and The Giant Stairway (in Katoomba). Dedicate the 2nd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Mile Beach, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sydney visit planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Sydney are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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Side Trips

Katoomba, Wollongong, Shelly Beach, Redhead Beach, Seven Mile Beach
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach

8
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of the city life by going to Eastern Beach Reserve and Point Addis Marine National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Bells Beach and Ballarat Wildlife Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Art Gallery of Ballarat (in Ballarat), Brighton Beach (in Brighton) and Anglesea Bike Park (in Anglesea). Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Point Nepean National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Dandenong Ranges National Park, shop like a local with Degraves Street, admire the natural beauty at National Rhododendron Gardens, and stroll through Frankston Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne travel planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in November since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Anglesea, Daylesford, Ballarat, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Brighton Beach
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park

3
days
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
You'll get in some beach time at Warnbro Beach and Halls Head Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Quinns Rocks Beach and Silver Sands Beach. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Old Blythewood (in Pinjarra) and Rockingham Beach (in Rockingham). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at City Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Perth trip maker site .

Fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect Perth to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Mandurah, Old Blythewood, Warnbro Beach, Quinns Rocks Beach, Rockingham Beach
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Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach
Warnbro Beach ©
Warnbro Beach
Quinns Rocks Beach ©
Quinns Rocks Beach

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