45 days in Australia Itinerary

45 days in Australia Itinerary

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45 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  6​h
2
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 30​min
5
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  14​h 30​min
10
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Jeddah

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Your inner history buff will appreciate Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Melbourne Central, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder app .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Melbourne is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Jeddah to Melbourne. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Jeddah in June: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Balloon Rides
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get a sense of the local culture at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Falls Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at The National Pass and Perry's Lookdown. Go for a jaunt from Katoomba to Valley Heights to see Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, stop by Rick Rutherford's Country, view the masterpieces at Lost Bear Gallery, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Katoomba Antique Centre.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Katoomba driving holiday planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Katoomba by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Katoomba, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Rick Rutherford's Country, Falls Gallery, Perry's Lookdown, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, The National Pass
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

5
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.
You'll explore and learn at Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sydney online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Museums Parks
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
You'll get in some beach time at Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and Mt Gower. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, and play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island road trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

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

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Step out of the city life by going to Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island journey maker website .

You can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island in 9.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Head to Village Gallery and Doongal Aboriginal Artfor plenty of shopping. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton), Artistree Gallery (in Yungaburra) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 30th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Nudey Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Michael Seebeck Gallery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cairns trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Fraser Island in June, with highs in Cairns at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton, Trinity Beach, Artistree Gallery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

5
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
You'll explore and learn at Daintree Discovery Centre and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory. Get in touch with nature at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Daintree National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Cow Bay Beach in Cow Bay (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, and stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Cape Tribulation driving holiday planning tool .

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

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.
Des Spencer Galleries and Ngarru Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas, and kick back and relax at Wonga Beach.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip website .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge Centre, Wonga Beach
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
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.
Appreciate the collections at Walkatjara Art and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Escape the urban bustle at Uluru and Valley of the Winds. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, go for a walk through Field of Light, hike along Kuniya Walk, and stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in July, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) 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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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get in touch with nature at Ubirr and Warradjan Cultural Centre. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Maguk Gorge and Nourlangie Rock. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, explore the striking landscape at Bilkbilkmi / Graveside Gorge, and don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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