42 days in Australia Itinerary

42 days in Australia Itinerary

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42 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 9 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Brisbane
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Ipswich
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
North Stradbroke Island
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

9
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Head to Entopia Wines and The House of Honeyfor some retail therapy. Get outdoors at Cottesloe Beach and Scarborough Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Henley Brook (Old Young's Distillery & Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery), Millendon (Olive Farm Wines, Fig Tree Estate, & more) and Bells Rapids Park (in Brigadoon). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, kick back and relax at Trigg Beach, stroll through Rockingham Beach, and hunt for treasures at Fremantle Markets.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Perth online trip builder .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. In February, Perth is warmer than London - with highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Millendon, Herne Hill, Trigg, Baskerville
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Trigg Beach ©
Trigg Beach

9
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Head to Tanks Arts Centre and Smithfield Shopping Centrefor plenty of shopping. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Kayaking & Canoeing, Palm Cove Beach, & more). Spend the 11th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Barron Gorge National Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades, look for all kinds of wild species at Michaelmas Cay, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Cairns online day trip planner .

Fly from Perth to Cairns in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Perth to Cairns, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Perth in March since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Smithfield Shopping Centre, Barron Gorge National Park, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Tanks Arts Centre
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 16:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

8
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.
Visiting Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and The Brisbane River will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and explore and take pictures at Captain Cook Highway.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in March, things will get a bit cooler in Brisbane: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Ipswich.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Captain Cook Highway
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 24:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River
The Brisbane River
St Helena Island National Park
St Helena Island National Park

1
night
Ipswich

Ipswich ©
Ipswich is an urban region in south-east Queensland, Australia, which is located in the south-west of the Brisbane metropolitan area. On the 25th (Mon), admire all the interesting features of Queensland Raceways and then grab your bike and head to Hidden Vale Adventure Park.

Plan trip to Ipswich with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Ipswich takes an hour. In March in Ipswich, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Ipswich

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Hidden Vale Adventure Park ©
Hidden Vale Adventure Park
Queensland Raceways ©
Queensland Raceways

1
day
North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
On the 26th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Frenchman's Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along North Gorge Walk, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Amity Point Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the North Stradbroke Island trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Ipswich to North Stradbroke Island in 4 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Frenchman's Beach ©
Frenchman's Beach
North Gorge Walk
North Gorge Walk

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and The Strand Arcade. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Rick Rutherford's Country (in Lawson), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Leura (Teddy Sinclair, Leura Mall, & more). Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and stroll through Manly Beach.

You can plan Sydney trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from North Stradbroke Island to Sydney. In March, daytime highs in Sydney are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Leura, Bridget Kennedy Project Space, Rick Rutherford's Country, Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Mar 26 — Apr 5:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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