44 days in Australia Itinerary

44 days in Australia Itinerary

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44 days in Australia Itinerary

Singapore
Fly:  10​h
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly + bus + train:  6​h
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
Manly
— 4 nights
ferry + train + Fly:  4​h
Brisbane
— 15 nights
Fly:  8​h
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h
London

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Horseshoe Bay and Aldinga Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rockford Winery and Peter Lehmann Wines. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: McLaren Vale (Shingleback Wine Cellar Door & McLaren Vale III Associates), Seppeltsfield (in Seppeltsfield) and Murray Street Vineyards (in Greenock). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Chateau Tanunda, see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum Port Adelaide, and wander the streets of North Terrace.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Adelaide trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Adelaide is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Adelaide, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in February, with highs in Adelaide at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Wineries, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Tanunda, McLaren Vale, Seppeltsfield, Murray Street Vineyards, Penfolds Magill Estate Cellar Door
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Rockford Winery ©
Rockford Winery
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
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Chateau Tanunda

2
days
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at 13th Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lonsdale Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Fort Queenscliff Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Portsea Back Beach and then stroll through Eastern Beach Reserve.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Torquay tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Adelaide to Torquay takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Torquay are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Eastern Beach Reserve, 13th Beach, Portsea Back Beach, Fort Queenscliff Museum, Point Lonsdale Beach
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Portsea Back Beach ©
Portsea Back Beach
Fort Queenscliff Museum ©
Fort Queenscliff Museum

3
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Point Leo Beach and Safety Beach. Shrine of Remembrance and Quealy Winemakers are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Sorrento Back Beach (in Sorrento) and Mount Martha Beach (in Mt Martha). It doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Melbourne Central.

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You can drive from Torquay to Melbourne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Sorrento Back Beach, Safety Beach, Point Leo Beach, Quealy Winemakers, Mount Martha Beach
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Mount Martha Beach ©
Mount Martha Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Point Leo Beach ©
Point Leo Beach

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palm Beach and Nan Tien Temple. Change things up with a short trip to Austinmer Beach in Wollongong (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip planning site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in March since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Manly.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Wollongong, Palm Beach
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

4
days
Manly

Manly ©
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
You'll get in some beach time at Redhead Beach and Newcastle Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Caves Beach and Catherine Hill Bay Beach. When in Manly, make a side trip to see The Entrance Heritage Walk in The Entrance, approximately 1h 10 min away. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Shelly Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Balmoral Beach, Mosman.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Manly travel route builder .

Manly is just a stone's throw from Sydney. In March in Manly, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Manly

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

The Entrance Heritage Walk, Newcastle Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Caves Beach, Catherine Hill Bay Beach
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Redhead Beach ©
Redhead Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach

15
days
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 get in some beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Kurrawa Beach. Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore), Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head) and Caloundra (Kings Beach, Bulcock Beach, & more). Spend the 31st (Sun) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tugun Beach, learn about winemaking at Ilnam Winery, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Dicky Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planner .

Getting from Manly to Brisbane by combination of ferry and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Brisbane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Burleigh Heads, Murwillumbah, Maroochydore Beach, Sirromet Wines
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach

3
days
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art. Do some cultural sightseeing at Uluru and Walpa Gorge. And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, look for all kinds of wild species at Red Desert Reptiles, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and don't miss a visit to Anangu Uwankaraku Punu Aboriginal corporation.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Brisbane in April, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
days
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wave Lagoon and Adelaide River War Cemetery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mbantua Fine Art Gallery and Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. Take a break from Darwin with a short trip to Crazy Acres in Berry Springs, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, see the interesting displays at 1934 Qantas Hangar, pause for some photo ops at Darwin Cenotaph, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Darwin trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Darwin by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April: high temperatures in Darwin hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Darwin

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Crazy Acres, Adelaide River War Cemetery
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Mbantua Fine Art Gallery ©
Mbantua Fine Art Gallery

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Rockingham Beach and Mullaloo Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Trigg Beach and St. Mary's Cathedral. Step out of Perth with an excursion to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Patrick's Basilica, pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, and do a tasting at Sandalford Winery - Swan Valley.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth sightseeing planning tool .

Getting from Darwin to Perth by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Darwin in April; daily highs in Perth reach 31°C and lows reach 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Perth

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Trigg, Sandalford Winery - Swan Valley, Mullaloo Beach, Rockingham Beach
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Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach
Trigg Beach ©
Trigg Beach
Mullaloo Beach ©
Mullaloo Beach

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