45 days in Australia Itinerary

45 days in Australia Itinerary

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45 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Reno
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 15​min
3
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  14​h 30​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  6​h
6
Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  6​h 15​min
9
Eumundi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Reno

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.
Head to Village Gallery and Tanks Arts Centrefor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas & Wellness). Spend the 22nd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 24th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Rusty's Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, and browse the exhibits of Underart Gallery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns attractions planner.

Reno, USA to Cairns is an approximately 22-hour combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Reno to Cairns, you'll lose 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Reno in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cairns, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Smithfield Shopping Centre, Crystal Cascades, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 27:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

6
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.
Do your shopping at Sunday Market Port Douglas and Des Spencer Galleries. Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness (in Cape Tribulation) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). Spend the 28th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 29th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, and relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas road trip planning website .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 3:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, and see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 7:
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Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, trek along Kuniya Walk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker site .

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. October in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Head to Melbourne Central and The White Room Interiorsfor some retail therapy. Get some historical perspective at Old Melbourne Gaol and Sovereign Hill. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, look for gifts at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, take a stroll through Collins St/Swanston St, and browse the different shops at Emporium Melbourne.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip app .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October: highs in Melbourne hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sovereign Hill
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 16:
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Balloon Rides
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Shop till you drop at Teddy Sinclair and Lost Bear Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Katoomba: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Glenbrook Rotary Farmers Markets (in Glenbrook) and Dryridge Estate (in Megalong Valley). The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at The National Pass, browse for treasures at Katoomba Antique Centre, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and browse the exhibits of Falls Gallery.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Katoomba online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Katoomba: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Leura, Blackheath, Megalong Valley, Blue Mountains National Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Teddy Sinclair ©
Teddy Sinclair
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

7
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk. For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Queen Victoria Building (QVB). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, steep yourself in history at Justice & Police Museum, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 59°F in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Lord Howe Island is known for beaches, trails, nature, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, and see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island trip builder .

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Eumundi.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

2
nights
Eumundi

Eumundi ©
Eumundi is a small town and locality in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia, 21 km south-west of Noosa Heads and 118 km north of the state capital, Brisbane. On the 1st (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Artisans Gallery, explore the historical opulence of Sunshine Castle, then admire the sheer force of Kondalilla Falls, then take in the exciting artwork at Montville Art Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, stop by The Real McCaul, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marcoola Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Eumundi online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Eumundi by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eumundi

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Montville, Sunshine Castle, Art on Cairncross, Marcoola Beach
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:
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The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
The Real McCaul ©
The Real McCaul
Kondalilla Falls ©
Kondalilla Falls

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