42 days in Australia Itinerary

42 days in Australia Itinerary

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42 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Clare
— 7 nights
Drive:  8​h
3
Port Fairy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Torquay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

7
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Queensland Air Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Art on Cairncross (in Maleny), Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise (in Surfers Paradise) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, explore the activities along The Brisbane River, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip builder tool .

London, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Brisbane. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in May, with highs in Brisbane at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Clare.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Museums, #Beaches

Side Trips

Surfers Paradise, Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra Lighthouses, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Burleigh Heads Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

7
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Do some cultural sightseeing at Murray Street Vineyards and Langmeil Winery. Visiting Altona CSR Landcare Reserve and The Copper Coast will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Clare: Ballycroft Vineyard and Cellars (in Greenock), Nuriootpa (Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, Yelland & Papps, & more) and Tanunda (Rockford Winery, Chateau Tanunda, & more). There's more to do: do a tasting at Seppeltsfield and hike along Riesling Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Clare online road trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Brisbane to Clare. You will leave for Port Fairy on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Clare

#Wineries, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Tanunda, Nuriootpa, Greenock, Seppeltsfield, Altona CSR Landcare Reserve
Find places to stay May 13 — 20:
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Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield
Jeanneret Wines ©
Jeanneret Wines

2
nights
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, then get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, then head off the coast to Griffiths Island, and finally enjoy the sea views from Griffiths Island Lighthouse.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Port Fairy online road trip planner .

Getting from Clare to Port Fairy by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Port Fairy

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Warrnambool
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Griffiths Island Lighthouse ©
Griffiths Island Lighthouse

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, admire all the interesting features of Loch Ard Gorge, and then kick back and relax at Wreck Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Port Campbell trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Port Fairy to Port Campbell takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trip

Wreck Beach
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Wreck Beach ©
Wreck Beach

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 24th (Thu), take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest, then trek along Great Ocean Walk, and then look for gifts at High on Heels.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Apollo Bay travel planner.

Getting from Port Campbell to Apollo Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks
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Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
High on Heels ©
High on Heels

3
nights
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
We've included these beaches for you: Lorne Beach and Eastern Beach Reserve. Get some cultural insight at St Mary of the Angels and Split Point Lighthouse. Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring the striking scenery along The Great Ocean Road.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Torquay planner .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Geelong, Lorne Beach, Split Point Lighthouse
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach

8
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Step out of Melbourne to go to Pearcedale and see Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Spend the 30th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take a tour by water with Melbourne Boat Hire, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Melbourne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Melbourne are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

9
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Venture out of the city with trips to Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park), Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Spend the 13th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Muogamarra Nature Reserve, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sydney road trip planning tool .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Pulpit Rock Lookout, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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