44 days in Australia Itinerary

44 days in Australia Itinerary

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44 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  37​h
2
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
3
Forster
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Jervis Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  22​h 45​min
5
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Victor Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive:  25​h
9
Esperance
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
10
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Margaret River
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  28​h
End: Budapest

3
nights
Cairns

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Get outdoors at Mossman Gorge and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda).

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns visit planner .

Budapest, Hungary to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Budapest to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in December, expect Cairns to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Mossman Gorge Centre, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 5:
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Gibsons Steps and The Redwoods. Explore hidden gems such as The Arch and Simpson Desert. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Campbell: Red Rock (in Colac), Childer's Cove (in The Cove) and Red Rock Theatre and Gallery (in Cororooke). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Martyrs, explore the striking landscape at The Razorback, and admire the sheer force of Hopetoun Falls.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Cairns to Port Campbell in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Forster.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Beech Forest, Red Rock, Red Rock Theatre and Gallery, Bay of Martyrs, Childer's Cove
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:
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The Arch ©
The Arch
The Redwoods ©
The Redwoods
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

2
nights
Forster

Forster ©
Forster is a coastal town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Mid-Coast Council LGA, about 308km north-north-east of Sydney. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cellito Beach and Seven Mile Beach. Popular historic sites such as Seal Rocks Lighthouse and The Green Cathedral are in your itinerary. Take a break from Forster with a short trip to Saltwater National Park in Old Bar, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Booti Booti National Park, examine the collection at National Motorcycle Museum, and sample the tasty concoctions at The Coastal Brewing Co.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Forster trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Forster takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Forster

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Saltwater National Park, The Green Cathedral, Seal Rocks Lighthouse, National Motorcycle Museum, Cellito Beach
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:
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Seal Rocks Lighthouse ©
Seal Rocks Lighthouse
Cellito Beach ©
Cellito Beach
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Bendalong Beach and Callala Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Blenheim Beach and Nelson Beach. Go for a jaunt from Jervis Bay to Greenwell Point to see Jim Wilds Oyster Service about 36 minutes away. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Greenfield Beach and stroll through Murrays Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jervis Bay online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Forster to Jervis Bay takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Callala Beach, Bendalong Beach, Jim Wilds Oyster Service, Honeymoon Bay
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:
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Callala Beach ©
Callala Beach
Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach

3
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Appreciate the collections at Tasmanian Wool Centre. and Waubs Bay Gallery. We've included these beaches for you: Friendly Beaches and Coles Bay Jetty. Go for a jaunt from Coles Bay to Scamander to see Eureka Farm about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Wineglass Bay, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, and enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jervis Bay to Coles Bay. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Waubs Bay Gallery, Tasmanian Wool Centre., Gala Estate Vineyard, Eureka Farm
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Tasmanian Wool Centre. ©
Tasmanian Wool Centre.
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

3
nights
Hobart

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Take a break from the city and head to Three Capes Track and Tasman Arch. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Cape Raoul (in Port Arthur) and Tessellated Pavement (in Eaglehawk Neck).

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Coles Bay to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Hobart, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Port Arthur
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasman Arch ©
Tasman Arch

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Bring the kids along to Stokes Beach and Island Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail and George's 40,000 Castle Lights. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Will's Rare Breeds Farm, do a tasting at Bay of Shoals Winery, and examine the collection at Hope Cottage.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island online route maker .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hobart to Kangaroo Island in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
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Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail
Hope Cottage ©
Hope Cottage

3
nights
Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor ©
Victor Harbor is a town in South Australia on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 80 km south of the centre of Adelaide. Explore hidden gems such as Blowhole Beach and Deep Creek Conservation Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Carrickalinga Beach and Second Valley Beach. When in Victor Harbor, make a side trip to see HMAS Hobart Lookout in Normanville, approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Boomer Beach, identify plant and animal life at Nangawooka Flora Reserve, and take in the pleasant sights at Kaiki Walk - Granite Island.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Victor Harbor trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Victor Harbor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Delamere, Second Valley Beach, HMAS Hobart Lookout, Boomer Beach, Carrickalinga Beach
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach
Deep Creek Conservation Park ©
Deep Creek Conservation Park
Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach

3
nights
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ten Mile Lagoon and Blue Haven Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Salmon Beach and Rotary Lookout. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Thistle Cove, enjoy the sand and surf at West Beach, contemplate the long history of Esperance Stonehenge, and make a trip to Esperance Whale Tail.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Esperance day trip planner.

Getting from Victor Harbor to Esperance by combination of bus and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
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Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove
Ten Mile Lagoon ©
Ten Mile Lagoon
Blue Haven Beach ©
Blue Haven Beach

3
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Step out of the city life by going to Elephant Rocks and Torndirrup National Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Princess Royal Fortress and The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum. Step out of Albany to go to Denmark and see Shelley Beach, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Replica of the Brig Amity, examine the collection at Western Australian Museum - Albany, step aboard HMAS Perth, and admire the landmark architecture of The Church of Saint John the Evangelist.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Albany online journey planner .

You can drive from Esperance to Albany in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Esperance, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Albany, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Denmark
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
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Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks
Princess Royal Fortress ©
Princess Royal Fortress
Shelley Beach ©
Shelley Beach

8
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Bring the kids along to Surfers Point and Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre. Get in touch with nature at Bunker Bay and Boranup Karri Forest. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Naturaliste Walking Trails (in Cape Naturaliste), Yallingup (Yallingup Shearing Shed, Smiths Beach, & more) and Hamelin Bay Jetty (in Hamelin Bay). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Margaret River Mouth Beach, identify plant and animal life at Naturaliste Reptile Park, get interesting insight from Tours, and experience rural life at Wonky Windmill Farm & Eco Park.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Margaret River journey planning tool .

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bunbury, Dunsborough, Busselton, Yallingup, Hamelin Bay Jetty
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Injidup Beach ©
Injidup Beach

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