43 days in Australia Itinerary

43 days in Australia Itinerary

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43 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Townsville
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Wollongong
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Jerusalem

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Fremantle Prison and St Patrick's Basilica. Step out of the city life by going to Cottesloe Beach and Warnbro Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery (in Henley Brook) and Herne Hill (Talijancich Wines & The House of Honey). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, look for gifts at London Court, admire the masterpieces at The Sacred India Gallery, and steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Perth trip planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Jerusalem to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jerusalem in February, expect nights in Perth to be somewhat warmer, around 20°C, while days are much hotter, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Herne Hill, Cottesloe Beach, Warnbro Beach, The Sacred India Gallery
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 6:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

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.
Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Four Mile Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove), Coffee Works (in Port Douglas) and Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cairns online trip builder .

You can fly from Perth to Cairns in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Perth in February, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Daintree National Park
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 11:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

1
night
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Strand, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Castle Hill.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Townsville online journey maker .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Townsville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 12:
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

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.
Get outdoors at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Dicky Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Queensland Art Gallery. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, and admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane day trip planning app .

Fly from Townsville to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, Brisbane is little chillier than Townsville - with highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Caloundra
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

4
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Head to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Pacific Fair Shopping Centrefor some retail therapy. We've included these beaches for you: Burleigh Heads Beach and Coolangatta Beach. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfer's Paradise Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Tugun Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre, and identify plant and animal life at Burleigh Head National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast travel planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Gold Coast by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 19:
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Freshwater Beach. The Rocks and The National Pass will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Rick Rutherford's Country (in Lawson) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sydney journey maker app .

Getting from Gold Coast to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Wollongong.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rick Rutherford's Country, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Visiting Blenheim Beach and Nelson Beach will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Greenfield Beach and Beach Cove Belmore Basin. Take a break from Wollongong with a short trip to Werri Beach in Gerringong, about 52 minutes away. There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Wollongong road trip planning app .

You can drive from Sydney to Wollongong in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Wollongong when traveling from Sydney in February, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Jervis Bay, Werri Beach, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 1:
Highlights from your plan
Historical Aircraft Restoration Society ©
Greenfield Beach ©
Greenfield Beach
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach

1
night
Canberra

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 2nd (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, browse the fresh offerings at Fyshwick Fresh Food Market, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and finally ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Canberra vacation app .

You can drive from Wollongong to Canberra in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Wollongong in March, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Canberra. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 2:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Fyshwick Fresh Food Market ©
Fyshwick Fresh Food Market

5
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
For shopping fun, head to Thorn-Clarke Wines or Kies Family Wines. Get a sense of the local culture at Murray Street Vineyards and Tscharke's Place. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Flaxman Wines (in Eden Valley), Nuriootpa (Wolf Blass, Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, & more) and Domain Day Cellar Door (in Williamstown). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Seppeltsfield, hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, and stop by Steiny's Traditional Mettwurst.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Adelaide takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Adelaide when traveling from Canberra in March, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Nuriootpa, Angaston, Marananga, Tanunda, Greenock
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 7:
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Relax by the water at St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Melbourne Central, look for gifts at Readings Book Shop, make a trip to Collins St/Swanston St, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. March in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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