45 days in Australia Itinerary

45 days in Australia Itinerary

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45 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Torquay
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
3
Brighton
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
5
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Brisbane
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
8
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
9
Townsville
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 15​min
10
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
11
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Tel Aviv

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get outdoors at Royal Botanic Gardens and Balloon Rides. Relax by the water at St. Kilda Beach and Port Melbourne Beach. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, take a stroll through Melbourne Central, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Half Moon Bay.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne online holiday maker .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 8 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in November, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

1
night
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Torquay journey maker tool .

You can drive from Melbourne to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brighton.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Beaches
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

1
day
Brighton

Brighton ©
On the 18th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Shene Tasmania, sample the fine beverages at Old Kempton Distillery, then learn about winemaking at Domaine A Stoney Vineyard, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally learn about winemaking at Derwent Estate.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Brighton day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Torquay to Brighton takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Torquay in November, expect nights in Brighton to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brighton

Breweries & Distilleries Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Domaine A Stoney Vineyard, Old Kempton Distillery, Derwent Estate, Shene Tasmania
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Old Kempton Distillery ©
Old Kempton Distillery
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Domaine A Stoney Vineyard ©
Domaine A Stoney Vineyard

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get outdoors at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Katoomba Cascades in Katoomba, approximately 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Brighton to Sydney takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brighton in November; daily highs in Sydney reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Katoomba
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head. Escape the urban bustle at Lake McKenzie and Lake Wabby.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island holiday planning app .

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Traveling from Sydney in November, you will find days in Fraser Island are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

1
night
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade, look for gifts at Harbour Gift Gallery, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hervey Bay day trip planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Esplanade ©
Esplanade
Harbour Gift Gallery ©
Harbour Gift Gallery

4
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Take a break from the city and head to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Burleigh Heads Beach. Relax by the water at Surfers Paradise Beach and Dicky Beach. Take a break from Brisbane with a short trip to Coombabah Lake Nature Reserve in Coombabah, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands, enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, don't miss a visit to City Hall, and explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane vacation maker .

Traveling by flight from Hervey Bay to Brisbane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. November in Brisbane sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

3
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Waterskiing & Jetskiing will get you outdoors. On the 7th (Sat), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Airlie Beach, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

3
nights
Townsville

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Castle Hill. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand, don't miss a visit to Jezzine Barracks, take in the exciting artwork at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, and explore the galleries of The Drill Hall Studio.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Townsville trip itinerary maker .

You can take a bus from Airlie Beach to Townsville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Townsville

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
The Strand ©
The Strand
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

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.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. Go for a jaunt from Port Douglas to Diwan to see Alexandra Bay Waterfall about 50 minutes away. Spend the 11th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planner .

Getting from Townsville to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Alexandra Bay Waterfall, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

5
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 outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Spend the 18th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip website .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

3
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.
On the 21st (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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You can fly from Cairns to Darwin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Darwin can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

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