49 days in Australia Itinerary

49 days in Australia Itinerary

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49 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Newcastle
— 9 nights
Drive:  29​h
3
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Drive:  30​h
4
Darwin
— 1 night
Drive:  14​h 30​min
5
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  16​h 30​min
7
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
8
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Honolulu, Oahu

6
nights
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.
Head to Queen Victoria Building (QVB) and The Nookfor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Manly Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Captain Chocolate (in Jannali) and Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & The Giant Stairway). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary site .

Queenstown, New Zealand to Sydney is an approximately 6-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Queenstown to Sydney is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in April, and nighttime lows around 59°F. You will leave for Port Douglas on the 17th (Wed).

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Captain Chocolate, The Nook
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

9
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Visiting Burgess Beach, Forster and Seven Mile Beach will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seal Rocks Lighthouse and Bennetts Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Newcastle: Jet Buzz Watersports (in Cams Wharf), Caves Beach (in Swansea) and Mortels Sheepskin Factory (in Thornton). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Jimmy's Beach, stroll through Fingal Bay Beach, make a trip to Watt Street Wharf, and admire all the interesting features of One Mile Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Newcastle tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Newcastle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in April, and nighttime lows around 56°F. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Newcastle

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Fingal Bay, Hawks Nest, Forster, Seal Rocks Lighthouse, The Entrance Heritage Walk
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Newcastle Beach ©
Newcastle Beach
Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach
Burgess Beach, Forster ©
Burgess Beach, Forster

6
nights
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.
Scuba & Snorkeling has been added to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Shaolin Junk Cruises. Step out of Port Douglas with an excursion to Daintree National Park in Cape Tribulation--about 48 minutes away.

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Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 85°F and lows are around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Cairns, Cape Tribulation
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

1
night
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.
Shop till you drop at Rapid Creek Market and Aboriginal Bush Traders.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Darwin trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Darwin takes 29 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cairns in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Darwin, with highs around 91°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 75°F. On the 26th (Fri), you're off toAlice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

#Shopping
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Aboriginal Bush Traders ©
Aboriginal Bush Traders

2
nights
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.
On the 5th (Fri), get a taste of the local shopping with Tjanpi Desert Weavers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, then take in the exciting artwork at Talapi, and then head outdoors with Ellery Creek Big Hole.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Alice Springs route maker website .

Fly from Cairns to Alice Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Alice Springs when traveling from Cairns in April, with lows around 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sun) before leaving for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature
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Simpsons Gap ©
Simpsons Gap
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen
Talapi ©
Talapi

5
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Uluru Camel Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Kata Tjuta and Walkatjara Art. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of the Winds and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru and trek along Kuniya Walk.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour builder app .

Getting from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In April in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 58°F at night. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru Camel Tours ©
Uluru Camel Tours
Uluru ©
Uluru

3
nights
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.
Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of North Terrace and then stroll through Aldinga Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Adelaide journey planner .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Adelaide in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May: highs in Adelaide hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 51°F. On the 5th (Sun), you're off toKangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Aldinga Beach
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North Terrace ©
North Terrace

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Admirals Arch, Seal Bay Conservation Park and Remarkable Rocks. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Flinders Chase National Park.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Kangaroo Island vacation maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. On the 9th (Thu), you'll travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You've now added The Great Ocean Road to your itinerary. Old Melbourne Gaol and Shrine of Remembrance will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Degraves Street.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Melbourne journey builder .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. On the 25th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Scenic Drive, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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