43 days in Australia Itinerary

43 days in Australia Itinerary

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43 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Blue Mountains National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Nowra
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Batemans Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Eden
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Bairnsdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Newhaven
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Munich


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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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and Featherdale Wildlife Park will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Spend the 31st (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, identify plant and animal life at Hawthorne Canal Reserve, take a stroll through The Rocks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

Munich, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Munich to Sydney. Traveling from Munich in January, expect Sydney to be much hotter, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

6
nights
Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
This is the official community page for Blue Mountains National Park. Appreciate the collections at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum. The National Pass and The Australiana Pioneer Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Blue Mountains National Park: Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves), Megalong Valley (Old Ford Reserve & Coachwood Glen Nature Trail) and Blackheath (Gallery Blackheath, Govetts Leap, & more). There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Pulpit Rock Lookout, make a trip to Lennox Bridge, explore the striking landscape at Yengo National Park, and take an in-depth tour of Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Blue Mountains National Park tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Sydney to Blue Mountains National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Blue Mountains National Park are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Nowra.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackheath, Megalong Valley, Gardens of Stone National Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Lennox Bridge
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 10:
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Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

5
nights
Nowra

Nowra ©
Nowra is a town in the South Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. Get outdoors at Clyde River National Park and Mount Gibraltar Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nowra: Bendalong Beach (in Bendalong), Minnamurra Falls (in Jamberoo) and Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (in Albion Park). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Callala Beach, stroll through Greenfield Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shoalhaven Zoo.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nowra trip planner .

Getting from Blue Mountains National Park to Nowra by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Batemans Bay.

Things to do in Nowra

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vincentia, Jervis Bay, Clyde River National Park, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, Mount Gibraltar Reserve
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 15:
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Shoalhaven Zoo ©
Shoalhaven Zoo
Historical Aircraft Restoration Society ©
Minnamurra Falls ©
Minnamurra Falls

3
nights
Batemans Bay

Batemans Bay ©
A happy mix of seaside village and cosmopolitan town, Batemans Bay has an easy and relaxed charm that reminds you life is to be enjoyed.
Escape the urban bustle at Clyde River National Park and Bar Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Broulee Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mogo Zoo, stroll through Broulee Island Walk, and explore the activities along Batemans Marine Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Batemans Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Nowra to Batemans Bay in 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Batemans Bay are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Eden.

Things to do in Batemans Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Broulee, Mogo Zoo, Tomakin Beach, Bar Beach
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Clyde River National Park ©
Clyde River National Park
Tomakin Beach ©
Tomakin Beach
Broulee Beach ©
Broulee Beach

2
nights
Eden

Eden ©
Eden is a seaside holiday township and home to the whale-watching cruise.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Short Point Recreation Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Potoroo Palace, and then take a peaceful walk through South East Forests National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at The Merimbula Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Pambula Beach, then hike along Haycock Point to Barmouth Beach walking track, and finally don't miss a visit to Green Cape Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Eden online trip maker .

Drive from Batemans Bay to Eden in 3 hours. In February, daytime highs in Eden are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bairnsdale.

Things to do in Eden

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Merimbula, South East Forests National Park, Haycock Point to Barmouth Beach walking track, Pambula Beach
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 20:
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South East Forests National Park ©
South East Forests National Park
Green Cape Lighthouse ©
Green Cape Lighthouse
Potoroo Palace ©
Potoroo Palace

2
nights
Bairnsdale

Bairnsdale ©
Head to Bairnsdale at any time of year to discover a busy regional centre from which to explore the vast Gippsland Lakes and spectacular Ninety Mile Beach, or the alpine highlights of Omeo, Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham.
On the 21st (Thu), learn about winemaking at Nicholson River Winery, identify plant and animal life at The Lakes National Park, and then head outdoors with Mitchell river walk. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park, kick back and relax at Lakes Entrance Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Colquhoun State Forest.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bairnsdale online trip planner .

Drive from Eden to Bairnsdale in 3.5 hours. February in Bairnsdale sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Bairnsdale

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Loch Sport, Nicholson River Winery, Lakes Entrance Beach, Colquhoun State Forest
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 22:
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The Lakes National Park ©
The Lakes National Park
Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park ©
Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park
Mitchell river walk ©
Mitchell river walk

3
nights
Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
Step out of the city life by going to Wilsons Promontory National Park and Squeaky Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Venus Bay Eco Retreat (in Venus Bay), Waratah Bay Foreshore Reserve (in Waratah Bay) and Anderson Inlet (in Inverloch).

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Wilsons Promontory National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bairnsdale to Wilsons Promontory National Park takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Newhaven.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Anderson Inlet, Venus Bay Eco Retreat, Cape Liptrap Lighthouse, Waratah Bay Foreshore Reserve
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 25:
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Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Venus Bay Eco Retreat ©
Venus Bay Eco Retreat
Squeaky Beach ©
Squeaky Beach

2
nights
Newhaven

Newhaven ©
Newhaven is a town in southern Victoria, in the south Gippsland region. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, then step off the mainland to explore Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, and finally head off the coast to Churchill Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Newhaven online trip builder .

You can drive from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Newhaven in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Newhaven

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cowes, Rhyll, The Nobbies Centre, Churchill Island
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 27:
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve ©

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get outdoors at Warrandyte State Park and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Visit Shrine of Remembrance and Parliament House of Victoria for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Y Water Discovery Centre (in Yea) and Hanging Rock Reserve (in Woodend). Spend the 2nd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, identify plant and animal life at Trin Warren Tam-boore, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and choose your vessel at Melbourne Boat Hire.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne tour builder tool .

Traveling by car from Newhaven to Melbourne takes 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Y Water Discovery Centre, Blackburn Lake Sanctuary, Hanging Rock Reserve, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 8:
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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