46 days in Australia Itinerary

46 days in Australia Itinerary

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46 days in Australia Itinerary

Vienna
Fly:  24​h
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
Kangaroo Island
— 7 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
Adelaide
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
Daydream Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  34​h
Vienna

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Nan Tien Temple and Sydney Jewish Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Wentworth Falls and The Giant Stairway. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame (in Bowral), Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Katoomba). Dedicate the 10th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Shelly Beach, trek along Manly Scenic Walkway, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sydney online sightseeing planner .

Vienna, Austria 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. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Vienna in March, with highs in Sydney at 30°C and lows at 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Wed) before leaving for Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Shelly Beach, Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, Nan Tien Temple, Tamarama Beach
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway

6
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Art Gallery of Ballarat and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Take a break from the city and head to Eastern Beach Reserve and Ballarat Wildlife Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Point Lonsdale Lighthouse (in Point Lonsdale), Bells Beach (in Torquay) and Ballarat (Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, Kryal Castle, & more). There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Degraves Street, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, steep yourself in history at Cooks' Cottage, and get a taste of the local shopping with Melbourne Central.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne visit 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. Traveling from Sydney in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Melbourne, with lows of 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trips

Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve, Bells Beach, Point Lonsdale Lighthouse
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Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

7
days
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like George's 40,000 Castle Lights and The Islander Estate Vineyards. Get in touch with nature at Raptor Domain and Island Beach. Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the activities along Duck Lagoon, stroll through Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

8
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Blowhole Beach and Aldinga Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau Tanunda and Langmeil Winery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek), Seppeltsfield (in Seppeltsfield) and Two Hands Wines Cellar Door (in Marananga). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Horseshoe Bay, do a tasting at Peter Lehmann Wines, tour the pleasant surroundings at Waitpinga Beach, and hike along River Torrens Linear Park Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In March in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Tanunda, Port Adelaide, Henley Beach, Seppeltsfield, Murray Street Vineyards
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park

4
days
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Get some cultural insight at Yubu Napa Art Gallery and National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol. Take a break from the city and head to Ormiston Gorge and Ochre Pits. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, explore the world behind art at Araluen Cultural Precinct, get engrossed in the history at Old Ghan Museum, and view the masterpieces at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Alice Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in April, expect nights in Alice Springs to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Daydream Island.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Yubu Napa Art Gallery ©
Yubu Napa Art Gallery
Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge
Ochre Pits ©
Ochre Pits

1
day
Daydream Island

Daydream Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Daydream Island Living Reef.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Daydream Island trip builder site .

Explore your travel options from Alice Springs to Daydream Island with the Route module. Traveling from Alice Springs in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Daydream Island, with lows of 26°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Daydream Island

#Wildlife, #Parks
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Daydream Island Living Reef ©
Daydream Island Living Reef

6
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kings Beach and Natural Bridge. Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mooloolaba) and Maleny (Maleny Dairies & Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, see the interesting displays at Queensland Maritime Museum, and explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Daydream Island to Brisbane with the Route module. Traveling from Daydream Island in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Brisbane, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Maleny, Burleigh Head National Park, Scuba & Snorkeling, Kings Beach, Fingal Head Lighthouse
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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

2
days
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then head outdoors with Jetryder. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club and then admire all the interesting features of Go-Kart Racing Track.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hamilton Island online route planner .

Fly from Brisbane to Hamilton Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Brisbane in April since evenings lows in Hamilton Island dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Spas & Wellness

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