45 days in Australia Itinerary

45 days in Australia Itinerary

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45 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h 15​min
4
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Katoomba
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
8
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  14​h 30​min
10
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Hamburg


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.
Spend the 4th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 5th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cairns online itinerary builder .

Hamburg, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 9 hours. Traveling from Hamburg in April, expect Cairns to be warmer, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 7:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

3
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Cape Tribulation is known for adventure, nature, outdoors, trails, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach, get great views at Walu Wugirriga Lookout, and get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation journey planner.

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In April in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Walu Wugirriga Lookout
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Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum

5
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas & Wellness). Spend the 11th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 13th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 15:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, kick back and relax at Indian Head, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island route builder site .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, ferry, and car from Port Douglas to Fraser Island in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Champagne Pools ©
Champagne Pools

2
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and stroll through Moffat Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Brisbane tour planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 22:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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 is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Brisbane in April, plan for slightly colder days in Sydney, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Katoomba: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden (in Mount Tomah). On the 2nd (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and learn about winemaking at Megalong Creek Estate.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Katoomba tour itinerary planning site .

Drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in April, Katoomba is little chillier at night with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 2:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 7th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne vacation tool .

Do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Katoomba in May, plan for slightly colder days in Melbourne, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, get outside with Walpa Gorge, and take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in May, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, make a trip to Mirrai Lookout, identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Billabong, and explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Mamukala Wetlands ©
Mamukala Wetlands

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