45 days in Australia Itinerary

45 days in Australia Itinerary

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45 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  26​h
1
Darwin
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
5
Kangaroo Island
— 7 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Flinders Ranges National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Adelaide
— 7 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Paris

7
nights
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.
Attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Darwin Waterfront make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Litchfield National Park in Batchelor (about 1h 45 min away). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, make a splash at Wave Lagoon, and take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct.

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Paris, France to Darwin is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Darwin is 8 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Paris in October: high temperatures in Darwin hover around 39°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Theme Parks

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Litchfield National Park ©
Litchfield National Park

3
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.
Attractions like The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Alice Springs Reptile Centre make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, and explore the striking landscape at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Alice Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Alice Springs when traveling from Darwin in October, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Walking tours

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: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, trek along Kuniya Walk, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will enjoy Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat), The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 24th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Tours

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road, Sovereign Hill
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

7
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Family-friendly places like Flinders Chase National Park and Seal Bay Conservation Park will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, Head underground at Kelly Hill Caves, enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Browns Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Kangaroo Island trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Flinders Ranges National Park.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

1
night
Flinders Ranges National Park

Flinders Ranges National Park ©
On the 4th (Mon), admire all the interesting features of Heritage Blinman Mine and then take in the dramatic natural features at Wilpena Pound. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Kanyaka Ruins & Cemetery, trek along Brachina Gorge Geological Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bunyeroo Gorge.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Flinders Ranges National Park trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Flinders Ranges National Park by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Flinders Ranges National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Wilpena Pound ©
Wilpena Pound
Heritage Blinman Mine ©
Heritage Blinman Mine
Bunyeroo Gorge ©
Bunyeroo Gorge

7
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Bring the kids along to Adelaide Zoo and Thorndon Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Seppeltsfield (in Seppeltsfield), Hallett Cove Conservation Park (in Hallett Cove) and Monarto Zoo (in Monarto). Dedicate the 7th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, and get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide vacation builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Flinders Ranges National Park to Adelaide. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Flinders Ranges National Park in November: high temperatures in Adelaide hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Hahndorf, Glenelg, Hallett Cove Conservation Park, Murray Street Vineyards, Thorndon Park
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo

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