45 days in Australia Itinerary

45 days in Australia Itinerary

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45 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dresden
+2
train + bus + Fly:  28​h
1
Sydney
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Katoomba
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Wisemans Ferry
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Brisbane
— 7 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Dresden

8
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 discover tucked-away gems like Werri Beach and Shelly Beach. Visit Bondi Beach and Bilgola Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Wollongong (Port Kembla Beach & Beach Cove Belmore Basin), Palm Beach (in Palm Beach) and Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama). Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sydney itinerary maker .

Dresden, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 28-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Dresden to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dresden in April, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wollongong, Bilgola Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Palm Beach, Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach

6
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore hidden gems such as Jenolan Caves and Wentworth Falls. Visiting Blue Mountains and The Giant Stairway will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Artemis Wines (in Mittagong), Southern Highland Wines (in Sutton Forest) and Dryridge Estate (in Megalong Valley). On the 15th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Echo Point Lookout, take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Katoomba travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Katoomba when traveling from Sydney in April, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Wisemans Ferry.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Megalong Valley, Blackheath, Southern Highland Wines, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 17:
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

6
nights
Wisemans Ferry

Wisemans Ferry ©
Visiting Redhead Beach and Caves Beach will get you outdoors. Visit Catherine Hill Bay Beach and Terrigal Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Wisemans Ferry side-trips: Munmorah State Conservation Area (in Lake Munmorah), UnrealVR (in Charlestown) and Jet Buzz Watersports (in Cams Wharf). Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Bouddi National Park.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Wisemans Ferry trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Katoomba to Wisemans Ferry in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Wisemans Ferry are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Wisemans Ferry

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Putty Beach, Ocean Beach, UnrealVR, Terrigal Beach, Munmorah State Conservation Area
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Redhead Beach ©
Redhead Beach
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Bouddi National Park ©
Bouddi National Park

7
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kings Beach and Kirra Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Burleigh Head National Park and Kurrawa Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Maleny (Maleny Dairies & Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve), Natural Bridge (in Springbrook) and Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast (in Nerang). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Maroochydore Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, learn about winemaking at Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online trip maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Wisemans Ferry to Brisbane. Traveling from Wisemans Ferry in April, Brisbane is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Maleny, Maroochydore, Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard, Kurrawa Beach
Find places to stay Apr 23 — May 1:
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll get in some beach time at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Take a break from the city and head to Lake McKenzie and Lake Birrabeen.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip planning website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

7
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Balloon Rides and Babinda Boulders. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach & Safaris), Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Spas & Wellness). Spend the 8th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, identify plant and animal life at Birdworld Kuranda, and take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner .

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. In May, daytime highs in Cairns are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Rex Lookout, Babinda Boulders, Historic Village Herberton
Find places to stay May 6 — 14:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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