45 days in Australia Itinerary

45 days in Australia Itinerary

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45 days in Australia Itinerary

Amsterdam
Fly:  24​h
Sydney
— 7 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  5​h 15​min
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
Kakadu National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​h
Amsterdam

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Visit Manly Beach and Clovelly for some beach relaxation. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney holiday builder site .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in January, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

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Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach
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Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
days
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Relax by the water at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head. Step out of the city life by going to Lake McKenzie and Lake Birrabeen. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Eli Creek, make a trip to K'gari, and explore and take pictures at Maheno Wreck.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip website .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

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Lake McKenzie
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Wanggoolba Creek
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Lake Wabby

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.
Relax by the water at Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Step out of the city life by going to Surfer's Paradise Beach and Coolangatta Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, pause for some photo ops at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, and stroll through Kurrawa Beach.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Fraser Island to Gold Coast. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

1
day
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 1st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gold Coast to Lord Howe Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach

5
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get outdoors at Melbourne Boat Hire and St. Kilda Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Half Moon Bay and Sandridge Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee (about 42 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and take an in-depth tour of Shrine of Remembrance.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Melbourne in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums

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Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Boat Hire
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get outside with Walpa Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then hike along Uluru Hiking Path. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, then admire all the interesting features of Uluru, and then trek along Kuniya Walk.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in February, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 42°C and lows at 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

5
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Esplanade Lagoon Pool, do some two-wheel cruising with Trail Bike Adventures, identify plant and animal life at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle, and step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip app .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

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Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

5
days
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Mossman Gorge. Spend the 16th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planner .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In February in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Wonga Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Shaolin Junk Cruises
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Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

3
days
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.
Visiting Daintree National Park and Myall Beach will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cow Bay Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. There's more to do: take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cape Tribulation visit site .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kakadu National Park.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

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Cow Bay Beach
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

4
days
Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park ©
Escape the urban bustle at Yellow Water and Motor Car Falls. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, admire the sheer force of Maguk Falls, make a trip to Mirrai Lookout, and contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kakadu National Park trip itinerary website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cape Tribulation to Kakadu National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kakadu National Park

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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls

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