45 days in Australia Itinerary

45 days in Australia Itinerary

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45 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  28​h 30​min
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h
2
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h
3
Brisbane
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  13​h
4
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
5
Townsville
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
6
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
9
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
11
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
12
Adelaide
— 1 night
bus:  38​h
13
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
14
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: Munich

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane itinerary planner.

Munich, Germany to Brisbane is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Munich to Brisbane, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Munich in August, expect nights in Brisbane to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. On the 28th (Wed), you're off toFraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek, admire all the interesting features of Maheno Wreck, and then kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. August in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest

1
night
Brisbane

Brisbane
To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane road trip site .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. On the 30th (Fri), you're off toAirlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 30:

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.
Helicopter Tours has been added to your itinerary.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Airlie Beach tour planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Airlie Beach. On the 4th (Wed), you're off toTownsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 4:
Highlights from your plan
Helicopter Tours

2
nights
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 4th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Townsville trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Airlie Beach to Townsville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, daytime highs in Townsville are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. You will leave for Cairns on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

7
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.
To plan Cairns vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Townsville to Cairns by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 13th (Fri), you're off toAlice Springs.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 13:

2
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Alice Springs fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Alice Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cairns in September since evenings lows in Alice Springs dip to 11°C. You'll set off for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Port Douglas in September since evenings lows in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Nature Parks Museums
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

1
night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs
To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. On the 18th (Wed), you're off toAdelaide.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Tours Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

1
night
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.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Adelaide takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in September, expect nights in Adelaide to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. You'll set off for Kangaroo Island on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

1
night
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 19th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain and then head outdoors with Admirals Arch.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island online trip maker .

You can fly from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch

1
night
Adelaide

Adelaide
To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Adelaide vacation maker .

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. On the 21st (Sat), you're off toMelbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

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.
To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip maker .

Getting from Adelaide to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Melbourne. On the 25th (Wed), you're off toSydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:

10
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.
You've added Hyde Park, Experience Sydney Harbour, Westfield Sydney, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: experience the emotional art of opera at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

Before you visit Sydney, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C. You'll set off for home on the 5th (Sat).

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Mosman
Find places to stay Sep 25 — Oct 5:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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