45 days in Australia Itinerary

45 days in Australia Itinerary

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45 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  22​h
1
Mandurah
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Albany
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Esperance
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Forster
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Newcastle
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Sydney
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
10
Jervis Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Narooma
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
12
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
13
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
14
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
15
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

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Mandurah

Mandurah ©
Mandurah is a coastal city in Western Australia, situated approximately 72km south of the state capital, Perth. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Warnbro Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): take a memorable tour with Mandurah Cruises, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mandurah trip itinerary planning app .

London, UK to Mandurah is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Mandurah due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in February, with highs in Mandurah at 38°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Mandurah

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Warnbro Beach, Scarborough Beach, Cottesloe Beach, The Perth Mint, St Patrick's Basilica
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 9:
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Mandurah Cruises ©
Mandurah Cruises

3
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Get some cultural insight at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Cape Grace Wines. Explore hidden gems such as Lake Cave and Surfers Point. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Jewel Cave (in Augusta), Yallingup (Yallingup Beach, Ngilgi Cave, & more) and Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay, and do a tasting at Willespie.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Margaret River trip planning app .

You can drive from Mandurah to Margaret River in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Yallingup, Augusta, Boranup, Surfers Point, Meelup Beach
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

4
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Explore hidden gems such as Anvil Beach and Lowlands Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cheynes Beach and Parry Beach. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to Denmark (Ocean Beach, Greens Pool, & more) and Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nanarup Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Misery Beach, admire the landmark architecture of The Church of Saint John the Evangelist, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Albany road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In February in Albany, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Cheynes Beach, Lowlands Beach, Cosy Corner Beach, Nanarup Beach
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 16:
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

4
nights
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Get in touch with nature at Thistle Cove and Hellfire Bay. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cape Le Grand National Park and Blue Haven Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Ten Mile Lagoon, stroll through Salmon Beach, and contemplate the long history of Esperance Stonehenge.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Esperance tour itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Albany to Esperance in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Esperance can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Esperance

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 20:
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit Eastern Beach Reserve and Ocean Beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at 13th Beach and Sorrento Back Beach. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Geelong to see St Mary of the Angels about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and see the interesting displays at Federation Square.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne tour app .

You can fly from Esperance to Melbourne in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Melbourne are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Geelong, Ocean Beach, Sorrento Back Beach, 13th Beach
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

2
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Step off the beaten path and head to Koala Hospital and Scotts Head Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tacking Point Lighthouse and Trial Bay Gaol. Venture out of the city with trips to South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Korogoro Walking Track (in Hat Head). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coastal walk and explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Port Macquarie trip itinerary website .

Fly from Melbourne to Port Macquarie in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in February, you will find days in Port Macquarie are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Forster.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Scotts Head Beach, Korogoro Walking Track
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse

2
nights
Forster

Forster ©
Forster is a coastal town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Mid-Coast Council LGA, about 308km north-north-east of Sydney. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Seven Mile Beach, then stroll through Burgess Beach, Forster, and then kick back and relax at Forster Main Beach. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Cellito Beach, kick back and relax at Boomerang Beach, and then stroll through Elizabeth Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Forster road trip planning website .

Getting from Port Macquarie to Forster by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in February: highs in Forster hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Forster

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cellito Beach, Elizabeth Beach, Boomerang Beach
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Cellito Beach ©
Cellito Beach
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach

3
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tomaree Head and Jimmy's Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Bennetts Beach and Nobbys Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Fingal Bay Beach (in Fingal Bay) and Shoal Bay (Zenith Beach & Box Beach). There's still lots to do: stroll through Samurai Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Newcastle day trip planning website .

Getting from Forster to Newcastle by car takes about 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Newcastle are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Shoal Bay, Hawks Nest, Fingal Bay Beach, Samurai Beach
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 3:
Highlights from your plan
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Bennetts Beach ©
Bennetts Beach
Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. There's still lots to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Dee Why Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Newcastle to Sydney in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In March in Sydney, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bendalong Beach and Blenheim Beach. Get in touch with nature at Callala Beach and Greenfield Beach. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Hyams Beach, stroll through Cabbage Beach, and explore the striking landscape of Abrahams Bosom Reserve.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Jervis Bay trip builder app .

Getting from Sydney to Jervis Bay by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Jervis Bay, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Narooma.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Currarong, Callala Beach, Bendalong Beach
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Hyams Beach ©
Hyams Beach
Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Greenfield Beach ©
Greenfield Beach

3
nights
Narooma

Narooma is a town in the Australian state of New South Wales on the far south coast. Step off the beaten path and head to Short Point Recreation Reserve and Tomakin Beach. Get in touch with nature at Bar Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Narooma: Malua Bay Beach (in Malua Bay), Broulee (Broulee Beach & Broulee Island Walk) and Tathra Memorial Gardens Walk (in Tathra). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mimosa Rocks National Park and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anglican Parish of Bodalla and Narooma.

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

You can drive from Jervis Bay to Narooma in 3 hours. March in Narooma sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Narooma

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Broulee, Tathra Memorial Gardens Walk, Mimosa Rocks National Park, Anglican Parish of Bodalla and Narooma, Short Point Recreation Reserve
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tomakin Beach ©
Tomakin Beach
Malua Bay Beach ©
Malua Bay Beach

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nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Noosa Main Beach and Peregian Beach. Get in touch with nature at Noosa National Park and Noosa River. Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba) and Kings Beach (in Caloundra). It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Tewantin National Park and tour the water at your own pace with Boardwalk Boat Hire.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Noosa tour builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Narooma to Noosa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mooloolaba Beach, Kings Beach
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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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.
On the 16th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tugun Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Fingal Head Lighthouse, stroll through Coolangatta Beach, then stroll through Kirra Beach, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast trip planner.

Getting from Noosa to Gold Coast by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Fingal Head Lighthouse
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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Byron Bay

Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): experience rural life at The Farm Byron Bay, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then stroll through Wategos Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Byron Walking Track. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Broken Head Beach, get great views at Broken Head Nature Reserve, then kick back and relax at Lennox Head Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Belongil Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Byron Bay day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Byron Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Byron Bay are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Broken Head, Lennox Head Beach
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Lennox Head Beach ©
Lennox Head Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Cairns in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Byron Bay in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cairns, with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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