45 days in Australia Itinerary

45 days in Australia Itinerary

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45 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: McAllen
Fly + Drive:  31​h
1
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Katoomba
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  14​h 30​min
7
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h
8
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Port Douglas
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  33​h
End: McAllen

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Take a break from the city and head to Lake McKenzie and Lake Birrabeen. You'll get in some beach time at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip itinerary planning tool .

McAllen, USA to Fraser Island is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from McAllen to Fraser Island. While traveling from McAllen, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Fraser Island, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Get outdoors at Ned's Beach and Mt Gower. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island takes 9.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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.
Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. Visit Manly Beach and Freshwater Beach for some beach relaxation. Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In January in Sydney, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
The National Pass and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Wentworth Falls and Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook. On the 30th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. Next up on the itinerary: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls.

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

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In January in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook, Perry's Lookdown, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Perry's Lookdown ©
Perry's Lookdown
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance. Get in touch with nature at Melbourne Boat Hire and The Great Ocean Road. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, kick back and relax at Half Moon Bay, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc..

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne visit planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Katoomba in February, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Uluru and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Visiting Kata Tjuta and Uluru Hiking Path will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 98°F and lows of 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

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
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

4
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Motor Car Falls and Cahills Crossing. Step out of the city life by going to Twin Falls and Yellow Water. Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Koolpin Gorge, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands, admire the sheer force of Maguk Falls, and make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 14.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Mamukala Wetlands ©
Mamukala Wetlands

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Spend the 17th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: tour the water at your own pace with Boab Boat Cairns, take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns journey builder site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

8
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Thornton Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Cape Tribulation (Myall Beach, Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, & more) and Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan). Spend the 21st (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wonga Beach, view the masterpieces at Des Spencer Galleries, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and take a memorable tour with Port Douglas Boat Hire.

You can plan Port Douglas trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In February, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Wonga Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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