45 days in Australia Itinerary

45 days in Australia Itinerary

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45 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
1
Adelaide
— 4 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
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Townsville
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Bundaberg
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
10
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Canberra
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Adelaide

4
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 Adelaide's surroundings by going to Eden Valley (Flaxman Wines & Fernfield Wines), God's Hill Wines (in Lyndoch) and Wolf Blass (in Nuriootpa). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards, take in nature's colorful creations at The Cedars, look for all kinds of wild species at Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Thorn-Clarke Wines.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide travel itinerary planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Adelaide. September in Adelaide sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tanunda, Greenock, Eden Valley, Wolf Blass, Seppeltsfield
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery

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 22nd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip tool .

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Melbourne, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 23:
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.
Step out of Hobart to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, examine the collection at Mona, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart travel route builder website .

Getting from Melbourne to Hobart by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Tasmania, Museum of Old and New Art, Richmond Bridge
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

2
nights
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.
Spend the 27th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, and make a splash at Wave Lagoon.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip planner .

Getting from Hobart to Darwin by flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Hobart in September, with highs in Darwin at 38°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

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.
Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, get outside with Simpsons Gap, and contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Alice Springs online itinerary planner .

Fly from Darwin to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Darwin in September, plan for slightly colder days in Alice Springs, with highs around 32°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

6
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), Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more) and Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation). Spend the 3rd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Shaolin Junk Cruises, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, make a trip to Henry Ross Lookout, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cairns visit planning website .

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 October, you will find days in Cairns are little chillier (34°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Daintree National Park, Henry Ross Lookout
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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 9th (Tue): head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Strand, and then hike along Castle Hill. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, then make a trip 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 find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Townsville trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Townsville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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
night
Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): meet the residents at Flying High Bird Sanctuary, then learn about winemaking at Ohana Winery & Exotic Fruits, and then wander the streets of Bundaberg CBD. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, then take in the waterfront activity at Bundaberg Port Marina, then sample the fine beverages at Bundaberg Rum Distillery, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing Company.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bundaberg itinerary planner.

You can fly from Townsville to Bundaberg in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bundaberg when traveling from Townsville in October, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks Breweries & Distilleries Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Flying High Bird Sanctuary, Ohana Winery & Exotic Fruits
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Bundaberg Port Marina ©
Bundaberg Port Marina
Bundaberg Rum Distillery ©
Bundaberg Rum Distillery
Bundaberg Botanic Gardens ©
Bundaberg Botanic Gardens

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: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, stroll through Moffat Beach, and admire all the interesting features of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Bundaberg to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. October in Brisbane sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

4
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, beaches, shopping, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, look for gifts at Miami Marketta, and buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mirage.

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

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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. The adventure continues: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sydney online holiday planner .

Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, and get a sense of history and politics at Royal Australian Mint.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Canberra holiday planner .

You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get a bit cooler in Canberra: highs are around 25°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Museums Wildlife
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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