47 days in Australia Itinerary

47 days in Australia Itinerary

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47 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Gold Coast
— 9 nights
Drive:  50​h
Perth
— 6 nights
Drive:  26​h
Broome
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  9​h 30​min
Halls Gap
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Cowes
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
Newhaven
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Alice Springs
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Adelaide
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Sydney

8
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.
Shop till you drop at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Robina Town Shopping Centre. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Belongil Beach and Kirra Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: You and Bamboo (in Bogangar), Glow Worm Caves (in North Tamborine) and Byron Bay (Scuba & Snorkeling, Wategos Beach, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, tour the pleasant surroundings at Greenmount Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach.

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Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. May in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Perth.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Glow Worm Caves, You and Bamboo, Tropical Fruit World, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Rockingham Beach and Cottesloe Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Caversham Wildlife Park. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Fremantle (South Beach Recreation Reserve, Norm wrightson hairway, & more), Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Mandurah) and The Escape Hunt Experience Perth (in South Fremantle). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at City Beach, see the interesting displays at Aviation Heritage Museum, admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Perth trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Perth takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast to Perth, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gold Coast in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Perth, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Mandurah, Trigg, Matilda Bay Reserve, Karrinyup Shopping Centre
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
days
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Visit Roebuck Bay and Reddell Beach for some beach relaxation. Japanese Cemetery and The Courthouse Collection are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, see the interesting displays at SSJG Heritage Centre, stop by Paspaley Plaza Shopping Centre, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Broome trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Broome takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Perth in May, things will get a bit warmer in Broome: highs are around 38°C and lows about 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Broome

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach

2
days
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): stroll through Grampians Peaks Trail, trek along Chatauqua Peak, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Sturgeon. Keep things going the next day: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Picaninny (Bainggug).

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Halls Gap day trip planning website .

Getting from Broome to Halls Gap by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Halls Gap

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

Dunkeld
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Mt Sturgeon ©
Mt Sturgeon
The Picaninny (Bainggug) ©
The Picaninny (Bainggug)

2
days
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
A Maze'N Things has been added to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Nobbies Centre, then do a tasting at Phillip Island Winery, and finally kick back and relax at Cape Woolamai Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): experience rural life at Bimbadeen Phillip Island, putt your heart out at Grumpys Crazy Golf, then browse for treasures at Cowes Bazaar and Gallery, and finally experience rural life at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Churchill Island Heritage Farm.

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Traveling by car from Halls Gap to Cowes takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. June in Cowes sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Newhaven.

Things to do in Cowes

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ventnor, The Nobbies Centre, Churchill Island Heritage Farm, Cape Woolamai Beach
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Churchill Island Heritage Farm ©
Churchill Island Heritage Farm
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre

2
days
Newhaven

Newhaven ©
Newhaven is a town in southern Victoria, in the south Gippsland region. You've now added Phillip Island Chocolate Factory to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get behind the scenes at Phillip Island Chocolate Factory, step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island, then relax in the rural setting at Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm, and finally hunt for treasures at Red Hill Community Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): admire the striking features of Heronswood and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arthurs Seat State Park.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Newhaven trip itinerary maker .

Newhaven is just a stone's throw from Cowes. In June, daytime highs in Newhaven are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You'll set off for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park on the 7th (Thu).

Things to do in Newhaven

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Red Hill Community Market, Heronswood, Arthurs Seat State Park, Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm, Churchill Island
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Arthurs Seat State Park ©
Arthurs Seat State Park
Churchill Island ©
Churchill Island
Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm ©
Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Valley of the Winds and Kata Tjuta. Take a break from the city and head to Uluru and Kuniya Walk. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Walpa Gorge, explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and learn more about the world around you at Wintjiri Arts + Museum.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Newhaven to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Newhaven in June: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 7°C. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

7
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.
For shopping fun, head to Talapi or Tjanpi Desert Weavers. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Simpsons Gap. Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Owen Springs Reserve, admire the verdant scenery at Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve, head outdoors with Ellery Creek Big Hole, and make a trip to Ormiston Gorge.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs tour itinerary site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Red Centre
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Finke Gorge National Park ©
Finke Gorge National Park
Simpsons Gap ©
Simpsons Gap

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Aldinga Beach and Glenelg Beach. Visiting River Torrens Linear Park Trail and Gorge Wildlife Park will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Urimbirra Wildlife Park (in Victor Harbor), Hallett Cove Conservation Park (in Hallett Cove) and Tanunda (Peter Lehmann Wines, Chateau Tanunda, & more). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of North Terrace, meet the residents at Monarto Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Henley Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Baird Bay Ocean Eco Experience.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide day trip tool .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Adelaide in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Alice Springs, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Adelaide, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Tanunda, Henley Beach, Gorge Wildlife Park, Baird Bay Ocean Eco Experience, Urimbirra Wildlife Park
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River Torrens Linear Park Trail ©
River Torrens Linear Park Trail
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Monarto Zoo ©
Monarto Zoo

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