45 days in Australia Itinerary

45 days in Australia Itinerary

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45 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  7​h 30​min
3
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
5
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h
6
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 15​min
9
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  11​h 30​min
10
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Chandigarh

4
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 22nd (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

Chandigarh, India to Melbourne is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Chandigarh to Melbourne. In July, daytime highs in Melbourne are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
On the 24th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then stroll through Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Uluru Hiking Path, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in July, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Step out of Katoomba to go to Faulconbridge and see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, view the masterpieces at Lost Bear Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and get great views at The Three Sisters.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Katoomba planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Katoomba in 7.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July: highs in Katoomba hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Leura, Blackheath, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Grand Canyon track ©
Grand Canyon track

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.
Spend the 31st (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

4
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: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, don't miss a visit to K'gari, step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point, and enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Fraser Island trip simple and quick.

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. When traveling from Sydney in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Fraser Island: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 9th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Barron Gorge National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cairns itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Fraser Island in August, with highs in Cairns at 31°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Shaolin Junk Cruises, Barron Gorge National Park, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises

4
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.
Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, kick back and relax at Myall Beach, hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cow Bay Beach.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, car, and ferry; or drive. August in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Cow Bay Beach
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm

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.
Spend the 18th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 20th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mowbray National Park, stop by The Reef Marina, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In August in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, explore the activities along Jim Jim Falls, identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, and take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Jabiru trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls

2
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle), Herne Hill (Talijancich Wines & Illusionary Art) and Millendon (Olive Farm Wines & Tyler's Vineyard). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, do a tasting at Sandalford Wines Swan Valley, and look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth trip itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru to Perth in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Jabiru to Perth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Perth can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Millendon, Herne Hill, Sandalford Wines Swan Valley, Caversham Wildlife Park, Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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