43 days in Australia Itinerary

43 days in Australia Itinerary

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43 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Canberra
1
Canberra
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Newcastle
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Hamilton Island
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Edgeworth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Blue Mountains National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Jenolan Caves
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Canberra
— 2 nights
bus:  5​h 15​min
9
Jervis Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Batemans Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
11
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
12
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
13
Melbourne
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
14
Canberra
— 6 nights
End: Canberra

3
nights
Canberra

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 19th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Canberra Glassworks, contemplate the long history of Lanyon Homestead, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along ANZAC Parade Walk, learn about winemaking at Wily Trout Vineyard, and then learn about winemaking at McKellar Ridge Wines.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Canberra online trip maker .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Canberra. In December, daily temperatures in Canberra can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Canberra

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Murrumbateman
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:
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Balloon Rides
McKellar Ridge Wines ©
McKellar Ridge Wines
Wily Trout Vineyard ©
Wily Trout Vineyard

7
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Appreciate the collections at The Lock-Up and Newcastle Art Gallery. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Nobbys Beach and Merewether Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Redhead Beach, stroll through Newcastle Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Glenrock Lagoon, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Myall Lakes National Park.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Newcastle trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Canberra to Newcastle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in December since evenings lows in Newcastle dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Newcastle

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Redhead Beach
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 28:
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Redhead Beach ©
Redhead Beach
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Merewether Beach ©
Merewether Beach

5
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.
The Rocks and Sydney Opera House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Spend the 29th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Newcastle to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 2:
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Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

6
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Get in touch with nature at Catseye Beach and Wild life Hamilton Island. Explore hidden gems such as Hamilton Island Golf Club and Jetryder. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, enjoy some friendly competition at Hamilton Island Bowling Alley, don't miss a visit to Passage Peak, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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

You can fly from Sydney to Hamilton Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sydney in January since evenings lows in Hamilton Island dip to 28°C. On the 8th (Tue), you'll travel to Edgeworth.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 8:
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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak

2
nights
Edgeworth

Edgeworth ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): stroll through Speers Point Park, stroll through Rathmines Park, and then take in the pleasant sights at Mount Sugarloaf.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Edgeworth trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hamilton Island to Edgeworth. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hamilton Island in January since evenings lows in Edgeworth dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Edgeworth

#Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Mount Sugarloaf, Speers Point Park, Rathmines Park
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:
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Mount Sugarloaf ©
Mount Sugarloaf
Speers Point Park ©
Speers Point Park
Rathmines Park ©
Rathmines Park

1
night
Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
This is the official community page for Blue Mountains National Park. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, admire all the interesting features of Lincoln's Rock, then explore the stunning scenery at Pulpit Rock Lookout, and finally take some stellar pictures from Anvil Rock Lookout.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Blue Mountains National Park day trip planning app .

You can drive from Edgeworth to Blue Mountains National Park in 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Blue Mountains National Park can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jenolan Caves.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 11:
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Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Lincoln's Rock ©
Lincoln's Rock

1
day
Jenolan Caves

Jenolan Caves ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Jenolan Caves.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Jenolan Caves trip planning website .

You can drive from Blue Mountains National Park to Jenolan Caves in 2.5 hours. January in Jenolan Caves sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Canberra.

Things to do in Jenolan Caves

#Parks, #Nature
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 12:
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): do a tasting at Surveyor's Hill Bed and Breakfast and then identify plant and animal life at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Free Serbian Orthodox Church St George, then steep yourself in history at Mugga-Mugga Cottage, and finally learn about winemaking at Dionysus Winery.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Canberra route planning site .

Getting from Jenolan Caves to Canberra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Jenolan Caves in January since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Canberra

#Wineries, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Surveyor's Hill Bed and Breakfast, Mugga-Mugga Cottage, Dionysus Winery, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Surveyor's Hill Bed and Breakfast ©
Surveyor's Hill Bed and Breakfast
Dionysus Winery ©
Dionysus Winery

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.
On the 14th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Abrahams Bosom Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Greenfield Beach, and then stroll through Blenheim Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Jervis Bay trip planning app .

You can take a train from Canberra to Jervis Bay in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Canberra in January, you will find days in Jervis Bay are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are a bit warmer (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Batemans Bay.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Abrahams Bosom Reserve
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:
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Abrahams Bosom Reserve ©
Abrahams Bosom Reserve
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach
Greenfield Beach ©
Greenfield Beach

1
night
Batemans Bay

Batemans Bay ©
Batemans Bay is a town in the South Coast region of the state of New South Wales, Australia. On the 15th (Tue), see the interesting displays at The Old Courthouse Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Broulee Island Walk, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Broulee Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Rosemont The Patchwork Shop, then stroll through Malua Bay Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Feeding Wild Rainbow Lorrikeets.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Batemans Bay road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Jervis Bay to Batemans Bay takes 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Batemans Bay are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Batemans Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Broulee, Rosemont The Patchwork Shop, Feeding Wild Rainbow Lorrikeets, Malua Bay Beach
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 16:
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Broulee Island Walk ©
Broulee Island Walk
Broulee Beach ©
Broulee Beach
The Old Courthouse Museum ©
The Old Courthouse Museum

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake Daylesford and Dandenong Ranges National Park. Get outdoors at Melbourne Zoo and Y Water Discovery Centre. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Daylesford (Convent Gallery & Stony Creek Gallery). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Batemans Bay to Melbourne. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Daylesford, Y Water Discovery Centre, Dandenong Ranges National Park
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 21:
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Lake Daylesford ©
Lake Daylesford
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

1
night
Port Fairy

Port Fairy
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Port Fairy holiday planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Port Fairy by car takes about 3.5 hours. You will leave for Melbourne on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Port Fairy

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 22:

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
On the 22nd (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, explore the world behind art at ArtVo, and then identify plant and animal life at St Kilda beach. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at National Sports Museum, contemplate the long history of St Paul's Cathedral, and then see the interesting displays at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Melbourne road trip app .

Getting from Port Fairy to Melbourne by car takes about 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 23:
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ArtVo ©
ArtVo
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia ©
Immigration Museum ©
Immigration Museum

6
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex and Kingsdale Wines. Get outdoors at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Canberra Reptile Zoo. Explore Canberra's surroundings by going to Gundagai (Gundagai Heritage Railway, The Prince Alfred Bridge, & more), Murrumbateman (Dionysus Winery, Four Winds Vineyard, & more) and Goulburn (Garroorigang Historic Home, Saints Peter and Paul's Old Cathedral, & more). See some other sides of Canberra: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John the Baptist Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ACT Baha'i Centre, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Canberra online visit planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Canberra

#Historic Sites, #Wineries, #Parks

Side Trips

Goulburn, Gundagai, Murrumbateman, Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Surveyor's Hill Bed and Breakfast
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 29:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Surveyor's Hill Bed and Breakfast ©
Surveyor's Hill Bed and Breakfast

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