45 days in Australia Itinerary

45 days in Australia Itinerary

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45 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
1
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
4
Darwin
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Alice Springs
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Townsville
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
9
Bundaberg
— 1 day
train:  3​h 45​min
10
Noosa
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
12
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
13
Canberra
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Adelaide

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Eden Valley (Flaxman Wines & Fernfield Wines), God's Hill Wines (in Lyndoch) and Wolf Blass (in Nuriootpa). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards, identify plant and animal life at Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park, learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, and admire all the interesting features of The Cedars.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide holiday builder app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Adelaide. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Greenock, Tanunda, Eden Valley, Tscharke's Place, The Cedars
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards

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 21st (Fri) 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, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide in September, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Hobart

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.
Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, head off the coast to Macquarie Island, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hobart road trip planning app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Macquarie Island, Bellerive Beach, Museum of Old and New Art
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

1
night
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours. On your second day here, take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct, identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, and then kick back and relax at Mindil Beach.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read Darwin journey builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Darwin takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in September, expect Darwin to be much warmer, temps between 38°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Alice Springs trip maker .

Getting from Darwin to Alice Springs by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin in September, expect nights in Alice Springs to be much colder, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 29th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 3rd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cairns, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Shaolin Junk Cruises, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 3:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Cape Tribulation (Daintree National Park, Daintree Entomological museum, & more). Spend the 4th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 5th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and get outside with The Bump Track.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas vacation builder website .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Cape Tribulation
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, then kick back and relax at The Strand, and then admire all the interesting features of Castle Hill. On the next day, shop like a local with Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Riverway, then look for all kinds of wild species at Billabong Sanctuary, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James Cathedral.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Townsville tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Townsville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daytime highs in Townsville are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
The Strand ©
The Strand
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

1
day
Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): go for a stroll along the water at Bundaberg Port Marina, take in nature's colorful creations at Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alexandra Park, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bundaberg Zoo, and finally browse the collection at Bundaberg Regional Libraries.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bundaberg vacation builder site .

Traveling by flight from Townsville to Bundaberg takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bundaberg when traveling from Townsville in October, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Bundaberg Port Marina ©
Bundaberg Port Marina
Bundaberg Regional Libraries ©
Bundaberg Regional Libraries
Bundaberg Botanic Gardens ©
Bundaberg Botanic Gardens

4
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Kings Beach (in Caloundra), Kondalilla National Park (in Montville) and Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park, take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout, explore the activities along Noosa River, and look for gifts at The Real McCaul.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Noosa online road trip planner .

You can take a train from Bundaberg to Noosa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba Beach, Kondalilla National Park, The Real McCaul, Kings Beach
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). And it doesn't end there: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Brisbane road trip planning app .

Getting from Noosa to Brisbane by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gold Coast
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip website .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

3
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, nature, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, enjoy some diversion at AIS - Australian Institute of Sport, take in nature's colorful creations at National Arboretum Canberra, and ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

Start your trip to Canberra by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Sydney to Canberra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get slightly colder in Canberra: highs are around 25°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout

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