43 days in Australia Itinerary

43 days in Australia Itinerary

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43 days in Australia Itinerary

Phoenix
Fly:  22​h 15​min
Mosman
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
Gold Coast
— 11 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
St Kilda
— 4 nights
bus + Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
Adelaide
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
Cairns
— 10 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
Phoenix

4
days
Mosman

Mosman ©
If it weren't for the amazing view of Sydney Harbour, Mosman might seem light-years away from Australia's largest and busiest city.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mosman: Leura Cascades (in Leura), Govetts Leap (in Blackheath) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Taronga Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Terrigal Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Beach, and get in on the family fun at Luna Park Sydney.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Mosman online tour itinerary planner .

Phoenix, USA to Mosman is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Mosman is 17 hours. Traveling from Phoenix in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Mosman, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Mosman

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Terrigal Beach, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Palm Beach, Leura Cascades
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Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Govetts Leap ©
Govetts Leap

11
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Glow Worm Caves (in North Tamborine), Byron Bay (Cape Byron Walking Track & Cape Byron Lighthouse) and Caloundra (Dicky Beach & Moffat Beach). Pack the 7th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park, make a splash at The Rockpools, buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast travel route planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Mosman to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to St Kilda.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Caloundra, Captain Cook Highway, Ted's Corner, Glow Worm Caves
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World

4
days
St Kilda

St Kilda
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St Kilda: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay), Werribee (Werribee Open Range Zoo & Werribee River Park) and Healesville Sanctuary (in Healesville). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, look for gifts at Vintage Garage, see the interesting displays at Scienceworks, and take in the awesome beauty at Dandenong Ranges National Park.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the St Kilda itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Gold Coast to St Kilda takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in March; daily highs in St Kilda reach 76°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in St Kilda

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Werribee, Scienceworks, The Great Ocean Road, Vintage Garage, Healesville Sanctuary
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

5
days
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, take in panoramic vistas at Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach, and explore the fascinating underground world of Kelly Hill Caves.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kangaroo Island trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from St Kilda to Kangaroo Island in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of tram, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

7
days
Adelaide

Adelaide
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Seppeltsfield (in Seppeltsfield), Greenock (Murray Street Vineyards & Ballycroft Vineyard and Cellars) and Domain Day Cellar Door (in Williamstown). Spend the 31st (Sun) exploring nature at Belair National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, contemplate the long history of The Cedars, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hallett Cove Conservation Park.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide tour itinerary tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in March, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Nature, #Wineries

Side Trips

Glenelg, Greenock, The Cedars, Port Adelaide Uniting Church, Belair National Park
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Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield

10
days
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 (Spas & Wellness, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, & more), Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more) and Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation). Spend the 1st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

Fly from Adelaide to Cairns in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 87°F and lows about 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Trinity Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Daintree National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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