45 days in Australia Itinerary

45 days in Australia Itinerary

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45 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  20​h
1
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Longreach
— 1 night
+2
Fly + train + bus:  12​h
5
Mudgee
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + train + taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
6
Norfolk Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
9
Coonawarra
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
10
Clare
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
11
Margaret River
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Cape Town

2
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Popular historic sites such as Japanese Cemetery and Catholic Diocese of Broome are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Broome Historical Museum and Cable Beach. Spend the 1st (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at The Courthouse Collection, make a trip to Gantheaume Point, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and browse the exhibits of Broome Gallery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Broome trip planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Broome is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 6 hours. When traveling from Cape Town in May, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Broome: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:
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Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Japanese Cemetery ©
Japanese Cemetery
SSJG Heritage Centre ©
SSJG Heritage Centre

3
nights
Darwin

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.
Explore hidden gems such as RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Speed Boats Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Darwin Aviation Museum and Christ Church Cathedral Darwin. Change things up with a short trip to Litchfield National Park in Batchelor (about 1h 45 min away). Spend the 3rd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, and cool off at Wave Lagoon.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Darwin tour itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Broome to Darwin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Broome to Darwin due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Broome in June since evenings lows in Darwin dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:
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Darwin Aviation Museum ©
Darwin Aviation Museum
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
Christ Church Cathedral Darwin ©
Christ Church Cathedral Darwin

4
nights
Cairns

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas & Wellness and Trinity Beach. Historic Village Herberton and Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Babinda Boulders (in Babinda), Paronella Park (in Mena Creek) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cairns online visit planner .

You can fly from Darwin to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Darwin in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Trinity Beach, Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio, Babinda Boulders, Historic Village Herberton
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 9:
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel ©
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders

1
night
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum, and then browse the exhibits of Outback Pics. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Longreach Powerhouse Museum, then experience rural life at Camden Park Station, and then contemplate the long history of Longreach.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Longreach sightseeing tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Longreach takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Cairns in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Longreach, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mudgee.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Longreach
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:
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QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
Longreach Powerhouse Museum ©
Longreach Powerhouse Museum
Camden Park Station ©
Camden Park Station

3
nights
Mudgee

Mudgee ©
White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lowe Wines and SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery. Broombee Organic Wines - Cellar Door and Petersons of Mudgee are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Mudgee's surroundings by going to De Salis Wines (in Nashdale) and Orange Mountain Wines (in Borenore). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at The Drip Gorge and do a tasting at Robert Stein Winery & Vineyard.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mudgee online sightseeing planner .

Do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Longreach to Mudgee in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and car; or drive. Traveling from Longreach in June, expect Mudgee to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Mudgee

Wineries Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Apple Tree Flat, Orange
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Lowe Wines ©
Lowe Wines
De Salis Wines ©
De Salis Wines
Orange Mountain Wines ©
Orange Mountain Wines

3
nights
Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island ©
Pine trees, rolling green hills, and dramatic cliffs typify Norfolk Island, an Australian offshore territory 1,412 km (877 mi) east of the mainland.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Norfolk Island Cemetery and The Salthouse. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama and Emily Bay. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Barnabas Chapel, contemplate the waterfront views at Anson Bay, take in the waterfront at Kingston Pier, and contemplate the long history of Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area.

Plan my day in Norfolk Island using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of car, train, and flight from Mudgee to Norfolk Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or fly. Traveling from Mudgee to Norfolk Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mudgee in June, expect nights in Norfolk Island to be much warmer, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 19:
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Captain Cook's Monument ©
Captain Cook's Monument
Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery

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 off the beaten path and head to Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Cascade Brewery. Popular historic sites such as Constitution Dock and Cape Raoul are in your itinerary. Step out of Hobart to go to Port Arthur and see Port Arthur Historic Site, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. On the 21st (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and explore the world behind art at Lady Franklin Gallery.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip builder app .

You can fly from Norfolk Island to Hobart in 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from Norfolk Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Norfolk Island in June: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 15°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Port Arthur
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 23:
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Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Constitution Dock ©
Constitution Dock
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

4
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Get some cultural insight at Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Spring Vale Wines. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and St Columba Waterfall. Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: St Marys (Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery, & more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, and view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay road trip app .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Coonawarra.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Freycinet, St Marys, Bicheno, St Columba Waterfall
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall

3
nights
Coonawarra

Coonawarra ©
Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Penley Estate and Rymill Coonawarra. DiGiorgio Family Wines and Bellwether are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Parker Coonawarra Estate.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Coonawarra day trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Coles Bay to Coonawarra. In June, daytime highs in Coonawarra are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Clare.

Things to do in Coonawarra

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Penola
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 1:
Highlights from your plan
Wynns Coonawarra Estate ©
Wynns Coonawarra Estate
Katnook Estate ©
Katnook Estate
Brand's Laira ©
Brand's Laira

3
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Explore hidden gems such as Sevenhill Cellars and Riesling Trail. Get a sense of the local culture at Martindale Hall Heritage Museum and Greg Cooley Wines. There's still lots to do: stop by Paulett Wines, learn about winemaking at Mitchell Winery, view the masterpieces at Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, and contemplate the long history of Bungaree Station.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Clare tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Coonawarra to Clare takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Sevenhill, Leasingham, Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, Paulett Wines
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:
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Sevenhill Cellars ©
Sevenhill Cellars
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum ©
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum
Kilikanoon Winery ©
Kilikanoon Winery

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mammoth Cave and Caves Road. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Brookwood Estate and Happs Winery and Cellar Door. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Augusta (Jewel Cave, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, & more), Hamelin Bay Jetty (in Hamelin Bay) and Wise Wine (in Eagle Bay). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay, do a tasting at Tassell Park Wines, and stroll through Cowaramup Bay.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Margaret River trip itinerary maker .

Explore your travel options from Clare to Margaret River with the Route module. Traveling from Clare to Margaret River, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Wilyabrup, Augusta, Boranup, Brown Hill Estate
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Brookwood Estate ©
Brookwood Estate
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Water wheel ©
Water wheel

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