45 days in Australia Itinerary

45 days in Australia Itinerary

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45 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Palm Cove
— 6 nights
Travel:  3​h
2
Green Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Sydney Olympic Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Bondi
— 7 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Freshwater
— 5 nights
Drive:  15​min
6
Manly
— 7 nights
+2
ferry + train + Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
8
Alice Springs
— 6 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: London

6
nights
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mareeba Tropical Savannah and Wetland Reserve (in Mareeba), Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Crystal Cascades (in Redlynch). Spend the 20th (Fri) exploring nature at Barron Gorge National Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and explore the striking landscape at Earl Hill.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Palm Cove trip planner .

London, UK to Palm Cove is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Palm Cove. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in Palm Cove hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Green Island.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kuranda, Smithfield, Cairns Region, Trinity Beach, Crystal Cascades
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 24:
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

1
night
Green Island

Green Island
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): head off the coast to Upolu Cay and then stroll through Marineland Crocodile Park.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Green Island tour itinerary site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Palm Cove to Green Island. In September, daytime highs in Green Island are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney Olympic Park.

Things to do in Green Island

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:

4
nights
Sydney Olympic Park

Sydney Olympic Park ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Warrah Lookout (in Patonga), Coast Walk (in Royal National Park) and Norah Head Lighthouse (in Norah Head).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney Olympic Park trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Green Island to Sydney Olympic Park with the Route module. Traveling from Green Island in September, expect Sydney Olympic Park to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Bondi.

Things to do in Sydney Olympic Park

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Gosford, Circus Arts, Coast Walk, Helicopter Tours, Fagan Park
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre ©
Norah Head Lighthouse ©
Norah Head Lighthouse
Symbio Wildlife Park ©
Symbio Wildlife Park

7
nights
Bondi

Bondi ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bondi: Minnamurra Falls (in Jamberoo), Kiama (Kiama Blowhole, Starfish Education Centre, & more) and Wollongong (Wollongong Head Lighthouse, Wollongong Botanic Garden, & more).

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Bondi planning app .

You can drive from Sydney Olympic Park to Bondi in an hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Bondi when traveling from Sydney Olympic Park in September, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Freshwater.

Things to do in Bondi

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Wollongong, Kiama, Sydney, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, Waverley Cemetery
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 7:
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Vaucluse House ©
Vaucluse House
Nielsen Park ©
Nielsen Park

5
nights
Freshwater

Freshwater ©
Explore Freshwater's surroundings by going to Wisemans Ferry (Hawkins Lookout & Watkins Orchard) and Terrey Hills Par 3 Golf (in Terrey Hills). Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Freshwater trip planner.

Getting from Bondi to Freshwater by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Manly.

Things to do in Freshwater

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Wisemans Ferry, Brookvale, Ingleside, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Taronga Zoo
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 12:
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Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
Watkins Orchard ©
Watkins Orchard
Hawkins Lookout ©
Hawkins Lookout

7
nights
Manly

Manly ©
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
Change things up with these side-trips from Manly: Bilpin (Hillbilly Cider & Bilpin Cider Company), Tizzana Winery (in Ebenezer) and Wilberforce (The Australiana Pioneer Village & Butterfly Farm: Indy 800 Kart Track). There's much more to do: meet the residents at Taronga Zoo, stroll through Speers Point Park, go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk, and identify plant and animal life at North Head Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Manly trip itinerary planning app .

Manly is just a short distance from Freshwater. In October in Manly, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Manly

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Newcastle, Lithgow, Wilberforce, Bilpin, Convict Trail
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach

4
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, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, get outside with Walpa Gorge, and take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Manly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manly in October: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

6
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 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, take an in-depth tour of Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, and get outside with Ellery Creek Big Hole.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Alice Springs trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Alice Springs can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

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