44 days in Australia Itinerary

44 days in Australia Itinerary

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44 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 7 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
3
Mossman
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Magnetic Island
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
5
Townsville
— 1 night
train:  4​h 45​min
6
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 15​min
7
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h
8
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
9
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
10
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
11
Wallerawang
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Katoomba
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  28​h
End: London

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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach for some beach relaxation. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Freshwater Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sydney online tour planner .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in January; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Congwong Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll get in some beach time at Indian Head and Eli Creek. Get in touch with nature at Lake McKenzie and Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip maker .

Getting from Sydney to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Mossman.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

4
nights
Mossman

Mossman is a town and a locality in Far North Queensland, Australia, on the Mossman River. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Get out of town with these interesting Mossman side-trips: Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Daintree National Park). Spend the 28th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach and choose your vessel at Port Douglas Boat Hire.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mossman route planner.

Explore your travel options from Fraser Island to Mossman with the Route module. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Mossman

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation, Alexandra Bay Waterfall
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Safaris

1
night
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
On the 31st (Thu), get interesting insight from Pilgrim Sailing, then kick back and relax at Geoffrey Bay, and then tour the water at your own pace with Big Mama Sailing.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Magnetic Island itinerary builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Mossman to Magnetic Island with the Route module. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Townsville.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Pilgrim Sailing ©
Pilgrim Sailing
Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Strand, and then hike along Castle Hill.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Townsville using our trip planner.

Townsville is just a stone's throw from Magnetic Island. January in Townsville sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Nature
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

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Traveling by train from Townsville to Whitsunday Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In February in Whitsunday Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

4
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Escape the urban bustle at Speed Boats Tours and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Spend the 5th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands, get a new perspective on things with Cumberland Charter Yachts, and contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Airlie Beach day trip app .

Traveling by ferry from Whitsunday Island to Airlie Beach takes 1.5 hours. In February in Airlie Beach, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

3
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Visiting Hamilton Island Golf Club and Wild life Hamilton Island will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, enjoy some friendly competition at Hamilton Island Bowling Alley, admire all the interesting features of Go-Kart Racing Track, and make a trip to Passage Peak.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hamilton Island trip site .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island by ferry takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Wild life Hamilton Island ©
Wild life Hamilton Island
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

6
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'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns route planner .

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In February in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will leave for home on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): make a trip to Block Arcade. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in February, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 16°C. On the 18th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

1
night
Wallerawang

Wallerawang ©
To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Wallerawang tour planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Melbourne to Wallerawang. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Wallerawang when traveling from Melbourne in February, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Wallerawang

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lithgow
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Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum ©
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 20th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, and then trek along The Giant Stairway. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Katoomba trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Wallerawang to Katoomba by car takes about an hour. In February in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Day FIne Art, The Nook, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass
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The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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