46 days in Australia Itinerary

46 days in Australia Itinerary

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46 days in Australia Itinerary

London
Fly:  23​h
Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Moreton Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  7​h
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
Adelaide
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Perth
— 6 nights
Fly:  20​h
London

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Defence of Darwin Experience and Wangi Falls. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mason Gallery and Adelaide River War Cemetery. Take a break from Darwin with a short trip to Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve in Humpty Doo, about 1h 05 min away. Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Charles Darwin National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, examine the collection at 1934 Qantas Hangar, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral.

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London, UK to Darwin is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Darwin. In March, Darwin is warmer than London - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Moreton Island.

Things to do in Darwin

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Adelaide River War Cemetery, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Wangi Falls
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve ©
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve

few
hours
Moreton Island

Moreton Island
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Explore your travel options from Darwin to Moreton Island with the Route module. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Darwin in March: high temperatures in Moreton Island hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. You'll set off for Fraser Island on the 7th (Thu).

Things to do in Moreton Island

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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2
days
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie and then explore the activities along Lake Birrabeen.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Moreton Island to Fraser Island. In March in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

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#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Fingal Head Lighthouse. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kings Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Kurrawa Beach (in Broadbeach), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mooloolaba) and Sirromet Wines (in Mount Cotton). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, take in the views from Story Bridge, and admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium.

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You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In March, daytime highs in Brisbane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Burleigh Head National Park, Kings Beach, Sirromet Wines, Kurrawa Beach
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Palm Beach and Wine Tours & Tastings. The Rocks and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park (in Calga), Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Katoomba) and Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures (in Glenworth Valley). There's much more to do: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Camp Cove, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

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You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures, Palm Beach, Shelly Beach, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

6
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Blowhole Beach and Horseshoe Bay. Discover out-of-the-way places like Aldinga Beach and Rockford Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Murray Street Vineyards (in Greenock), Tanunda (Chateau Tanunda, Peter Lehmann Wines, & more) and Two Hands Wines Cellar Door (in Marananga). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Seppeltsfield, look for all kinds of wild species at Waterfall Gully, see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum Port Adelaide, and wander the streets of North Terrace.

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Fly from Sydney to Adelaide in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Adelaide. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Wineries, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Tanunda, Horseshoe Bay, Penfolds Magill Estate Cellar Door, Murray Street Vineyards, Aldinga Beach
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Rockford Winery ©
Rockford Winery
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Eastern Beach Reserve and Art Gallery of Ballarat. Do some cultural sightseeing at Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Ballarat Wildlife Park (in Ballarat) and Hanging Rock Reserve (in Woodend). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, take a stroll through Melbourne Central, and stroll through Melbourne Zoo.

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Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballarat, Hanging Rock Reserve, Eastern Beach Reserve
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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 1st (Mon): trek along Uluru Hiking Path, then make a trip to Uluru, and then trek along Kuniya Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, get a new perspective on nature at Wintjiri Arts + Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Red Desert Reptiles, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning website .

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 April, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 34°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trip

Yulara
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru ©
Uluru

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.
Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and Adelaide House Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Alice Springs Desert Park and Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, explore the world behind art at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol, and take in the exciting artwork at Yubu Napa Art Gallery.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs trip planning app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Alice Springs are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Museums, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve
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Yubu Napa Art Gallery ©
Yubu Napa Art Gallery
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fremantle Prison and The Bell Tower. Visit Cottesloe Beach and Rockingham Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Mullaloo Beach (in Mullaloo), Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Matilda Bay Reserve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, and kick back and relax at City Beach.

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You can fly from Alice Springs to Perth in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Alice Springs to Perth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Perth can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Rockingham, Fremantle, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Sandalford Winery - Swan Valley, City Beach
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

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