42 days in Australia Itinerary

42 days in Australia Itinerary

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42 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Baden-Baden
Fly:  37​h
1
Augusta
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Esperance
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
4
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Victor Harbor
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
9
Jervis Bay
— 2 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  8​h
10
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
11
Norfolk Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  6​h 30​min
12
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
13
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + train:  27​h
End: Baden-Baden

1
night
Augusta

Augusta ©
Augusta is a town on the south-west coast of Western Australia, where the Blackwood River emerges into Flinders Bay. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): Head underground at Lake Cave, kick back and relax at Surfers Point, then kick back and relax at Cowaramup Bay, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, and finally steep yourself in history at Water wheel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): Head underground at Jewel Cave, then identify plant and animal life at Boranup Karri Forest, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, and finally make a trip to Hamelin Bay Jetty.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Augusta visit planner.

Baden-Baden, Germany to Augusta is an approximately 37-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Baden-Baden to Augusta due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Augusta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Boranup, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Surfers Point, Boranup Karri Forest, Cowaramup Bay
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 11:
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Cowaramup Bay ©
Cowaramup Bay
Hamelin Bay Jetty ©
Hamelin Bay Jetty

3
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cheynes Beach and Greens Pool. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cosy Corner Beach and Nanarup Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Lowlands Beach (in Lowlands) and Denmark (Shelley Beach, Moombaki Wines, & more). There's much more to do: stroll through Misery Beach, kick back and relax at Betty's Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Albany itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Augusta to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Albany sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Cosy Corner Beach, Nanarup Beach, Lowlands Beach, Cheynes Beach
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 14:
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Cheynes Beach ©
Cheynes Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Cosy Corner Beach ©
Cosy Corner Beach

4
nights
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Visit Lucky Bay and Blue Haven Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Cape Le Grand National Park and Hellfire Bay. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Thistle Cove, take some stellar pictures from Observatory Point and Lookout, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Grand Beach.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Esperance online itinerary maker .

You can drive from Albany to Esperance in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Esperance can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 18:
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Carrick Hill and West Beach. Visit Troubridge Island Conservation Park and Adelaide Oval for their historical value. Take a break from Adelaide with a short trip to Hallett Cove Conservation Park in Hallett Cove, about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, stroll through Semaphore Beach, kick back and relax at Seacliff Beach, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Adelaide route website .

Getting from Esperance to Adelaide by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Esperance to Adelaide. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Semaphore Beach, Cleland Wildlife Park, Hallett Cove Conservation Park, Troubridge Island Conservation Park
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 21:
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill
Hallett Cove Conservation Park ©
Hallett Cove Conservation Park

3
nights
Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor ©
Victor Harbor is a town in South Australia on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 80 km south of the centre of Adelaide. Step off the beaten path and head to Blowhole Beach and Boomer Beach. Visit Horseshoe Bay and Waitpinga Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Victor Harbor: Carrickalinga Beach (in Carrickalinga), Deep Creek Conservation Park (in Delamere) and Second Valley Beach (in Second Valley). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Morgan Beach and pause for some serene contemplation at St Joan of Arc Catholic Church.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Victor Harbor trip maker website .

You can drive from Adelaide to Victor Harbor in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Victor Harbor can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Delamere, Port Elliot, Carrickalinga Beach, Morgan Beach, Second Valley Beach
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Boomer Beach ©
Boomer Beach

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Raptor Domain and Stokes Beach. Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and enjoy the sea views from Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island tour app .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 27:
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Get some historical perspective at Cascade Brewery and Cape Raoul. We've included these beaches for you: Raspins Beach and Bellerive Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Australian Convict Sites (in Port Arthur). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Fern Tree, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hobart day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Hobart in 5.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Fern Tree, Raspins Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Bellerive Beach
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 2:
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul

3
nights
Coles Bay

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Spiky Beach Conservation Area and Denison Beach. Take a break from Coles Bay with a short trip to East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, identify plant and animal life at Friendly Beaches, trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and stroll through Wineglass Bay.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay vacation planner .

Drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Spiky Beach Conservation Area
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 5:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Explore hidden gems such as Hyams Beach and Callala Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Bendalong Beach and Blenheim Beach. Take a break from Jervis Bay with a short trip to Bawley Beach in Bawley Point, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Greenfield Beach, stroll through Nelson Beach, and steep yourself in history at Cape St George Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jervis Bay road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Coles Bay to Jervis Bay. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in March, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Bendalong Beach, Bawley Beach, Callala Beach
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach
Greenfield Beach ©
Greenfield Beach

2
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Popular historic sites such as Tacking Point Lighthouse and Trial Bay Gaol are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Smoky Cape Lighthouse and Koala Hospital. Venture out of the city with trips to Horsehoe Bay Beach (in South West Rocks) and Scotts Head Beach (in Scotts Head). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Innes Ruins, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coastal walk, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Anglican Church.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Port Macquarie trip maker site .

Do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Jervis Bay to Port Macquarie in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Jervis Bay in March: highs in Port Macquarie hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Scotts Head Beach
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse

2
nights
Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island ©
Pine trees, rolling green hills, and dramatic cliffs typify Norfolk Island, an Australian offshore territory 1,412 km (877 mi) east of the mainland.
Relax by the water at Emily Bay and Point Ross. Step off the beaten path and head to St. Barnabas Chapel and Norfolk Island Cemetery. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama, explore the activities along Cresswell Bay, steep yourself in history at The Barracks, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Pitt.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Norfolk Island holiday builder site .

Fly from Port Macquarie to Norfolk Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Norfolk Time (NFT) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery
St. Barnabas Chapel ©
St. Barnabas Chapel

2
nights
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Kirra Beach and Greenmount Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Burleigh Head National Park and Fingal Head Lighthouse. Change things up with a short trip to Cape Byron Walking Track in Byron Bay (about 1h 25 min away). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Tugun Beach, stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, and meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast travel planner.

Getting from Norfolk Island to Gold Coast by combination of flight and train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone changes from Norfolk Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Norfolk Island in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Gold Coast, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Fingal Head Lighthouse, Cape Byron Walking Track
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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nights
Port Douglas

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Trinity Beach and Spas & Wellness. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cow Bay Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Botanical Gardens in Cairns (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, and enjoy some diversion at Port Douglas Tennis Club.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In March, Port Douglas is a bit warmer than Gold Coast - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Botanical Gardens, Cow Bay Beach, Trinity Beach, Mossman Gorge, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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