43 days in Australia Itinerary

43 days in Australia Itinerary

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43 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
3
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 15​min
4
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Anglesea
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Warrnambool
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
11
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
+3
bus + train + shuttle + Fly:  11​h 30​min
12
Byron Bay
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  7​h
13
Torquay
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  29​h
End: Amsterdam

4
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.
You've now added Nature & Wildlife Tours to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Crystal Cascades and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Cathedral Fig Tree will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Yungaburra to see The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour about 1 hour away. There's more to do: learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and admire the sheer force of Behana Gorge Waterfall.

Make your Cairns itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Amsterdam, Holland to Cairns is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Cairns. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Amsterdam in April: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. On the 6th (Mon), you'll travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Yungaburra, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Crystal Cascades
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Crystal Cascades ©
Crystal Cascades

1
night
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.
You've added Paddletrek Kayak Adventures, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Agincourt Reef, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 7th (Tue), surround yourself with nature on Paddletrek Kayak Adventures, identify plant and animal life at Agincourt Reef, look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Daintree National Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Moonglow Jewellery, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Port Douglas Court House Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In April in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Daintree Discovery Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:
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Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

2
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Whitehaven Beach has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Whitsunday Island trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Whitsunday Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Port Douglas in May, Whitsunday Island is slightly colder at night with lows of 19°C. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Thu).

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 10:
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 11th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie and then contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

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

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Whitsunday Island to Fraser Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) and Boggo Road Gaol (Jail). Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Bulcock Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim) and Kings Beach (in Caloundra). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Albert Street Uniting Church, stop by Noosa Chocolate Factory, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Anglican Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Brisbane takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Caloundra, Buderim Forest Park
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

6
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 Harbour Bridge has been added to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk and Nan Tien Temple. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Cronulla Beach Walk (in Cronulla) and Govetts Leap (in Blackheath). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Terrigal Beach, stroll through Balmoral Beach, Mosman, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip maker site .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Brisbane in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Sydney, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Anglesea.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Shelly Beach, Govetts Leap, Cronulla Beach Walk
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to William Ricketts Sanctuary and Brighton Beach. Get in touch with nature at Hanging Rock Reserve and Royal Botanic Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail (in Lilydale), Dandenong Ranges National Park (in Dandenong) and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Anglesea.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Frankston Beach, Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail, William Ricketts Sanctuary, Brighton Beach, Hanging Rock Reserve
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 28:
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Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary

3
nights
Anglesea

Anglesea ©
Anglesea is a town in Victoria, Australia. Barwon Park and The Lorne Pier are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Point Roadknight and Point Addis Marine National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Anglesea: Lake Elizabeth (in Forrest), Dinny Goonan Wines (in Bambra) and Lower and Upper Kalimna Falls (in Lorne). There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Anglesea Bike Park, stroll around Coogoorah Park Nature Reserve, make a trip to Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, and get great views at Cinema Point Lookout Great Ocean Road.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Anglesea trip builder app .

Drive from Melbourne to Anglesea in 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Anglesea can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Anglesea

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lorne, Barwon Park, Dinny Goonan Wines, Lake Elizabeth, Cinema Point Lookout Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 2:
Highlights from your plan
Point Addis Marine National Park ©
Point Addis Marine National Park
Barwon Park ©
Barwon Park
Point Roadknight ©
Point Roadknight

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): hike along Great Ocean Walk, then take a memorable drive along Great Ocean Road, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Carisbrook Waterfall.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Apollo Bay trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Anglesea to Apollo Bay in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors Parks Trails
Find places to stay May 2 — 3:
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Carisbrook Waterfall ©
Carisbrook Waterfall
Great Ocean Road ©
Great Ocean Road

2
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Port Fairy Public Cemetery, visit a coastal fixture at Port Fairy Lighthouse On Griffiths Island, do a tasting at Basalt Wines, then identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, then see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Whale Bone Studio Arts. On the next day, kick back and relax at Foreshore Promenade, contemplate the geological forces at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, then head off the coast to Griffiths Island, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Tower Hill Cemetery.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Warrnambool online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Warrnambool takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Fairy, Basalt Wines
Find places to stay May 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes London Bridge as well as Port Campbell National Park. On the 8th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park, learn about winemaking at Newtons Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery, get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, then admire the sheer force of Triplet Falls, and finally make a trip to Gibsons Steps. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore and then head outdoors with The Arch.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Port Campbell trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Whitsunday Island to Port Campbell takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
London Bridge ©
London Bridge
The Arch ©
The Arch
The Razorback ©
The Razorback

1
night
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sundive Byron Bay. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get great views at Broken Head Nature Reserve, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, take a peaceful walk through Victoria Park Nature Reserve, browse the exhibits of Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Byron Walking Track, then enjoy the sand and surf at Wategos Beach, and finally look for gifts at Byron Bay Cookies Retail Store.

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Getting from Port Campbell to Byron Bay by combination of bus, train, and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Broken Head Nature Reserve, Lighthouse Beach, Victoria Park Nature Reserve
Find places to stay May 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Spas
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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.
The Great Ocean Road has been added to your itinerary. On the 14th (Thu), cruise along The Great Ocean Road, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get great views at Point Danger Lookout, then enjoy the sand and surf at Torquay Front Beach, and finally have fun at Torquay Foreshore Play Park. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lonsdale Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Portsea Back Beach, and finally enjoy the sea views from The Rip.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Torquay holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Byron Bay to Torquay takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, Torquay is slightly colder than Byron Bay - with highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Point Lonsdale, The Rip, Portsea Back Beach
Find places to stay May 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Point Lonsdale Beach ©
Point Lonsdale Beach