43 days in Australia Itinerary

43 days in Australia Itinerary

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43 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly:  22​h
1
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Pokolbin
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Blackheath
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Wisemans Ferry
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 8 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Austin


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7
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip builder website .

Austin, USA to Sydney is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Austin to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Austin in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

5
nights
Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Venture out of the city with trips to Speers Point Park (in Speers Point), Norah Head Lighthouse (in Norah Head) and Wyrrabalong National Park (in Magenta). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Harkham Wines, admire the natural beauty at Hunter Valley Gardens, kick back and relax at Caves Beach, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Pokolbin trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Sydney to Pokolbin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Pokolbin, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Parks Beaches Wineries

Side Trips

Wollombi, Norah Head Lighthouse, Speers Point Park, Wyrrabalong National Park, Millbrook Estate
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Harkham Wines ©
Harkham Wines
Leogate Estate Wines ©
Leogate Estate Wines
Ivanhoe Wines ©
Ivanhoe Wines

6
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Change things up with these side-trips from Blackheath: Bilpin (Hillbilly Cider & Bilpin Cider Company), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, and admire the natural beauty at The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Blackheath vacation maker site .

Traveling by car from Pokolbin to Blackheath takes 3.5 hours. In April in Blackheath, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Wisemans Ferry.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Leura, Megalong Valley, Bilpin, Blue Mountains National Park
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 14:
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Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

4
nights
Wisemans Ferry

Wisemans Ferry ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wisemans Ferry: Butterfly Farm: Indy 800 Kart Track (in Wilberforce), Planet X Entertainment (in Richmond) and Windsor (Windsor Golf Club & Hawkesbury Regional Museum).

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Wisemans Ferry holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Blackheath to Wisemans Ferry takes 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Wisemans Ferry are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Wisemans Ferry

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Windsor, Macmasters Beach, Planet X Entertainment, Scheyville National Park, Butterfly Farm: Indy 800 Kart Track
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Convict Trail ©
Convict Trail
Planet X Entertainment ©
Planet X Entertainment
Hawkins Lookout ©
Hawkins Lookout

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, don't miss a visit to Shrine of Remembrance, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Wisemans Ferry to Melbourne with the Route module. When traveling from Wisemans Ferry in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 25:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

4
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.
Alice Springs is known for wildlife, museums, historic sites, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, stroll around Trephina Gorge Nature Park, explore the galleries of This is Aboriginal Art, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Alice Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in April, you will find days in Alice Springs are a bit warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Trephina Gorge Nature Park
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

8
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Spas, & more) and Port Douglas (Flagstaff Hill Lookout, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

Before you visit Cairns, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Alice Springs to Cairns by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cairns, with lows of 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Earl Hill, Macalister Brewing Company
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 7:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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