45 days in Australia Itinerary

45 days in Australia Itinerary

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45 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Tampere
Fly + Drive:  35​h
1
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Albany
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Broome
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  11​h 15​min
4
Port Campbell
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 30​min
5
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Katoomba
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 45​min
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
11
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  35​h
End: Tampere

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Yallingup Beach and Canal Rocks. We've included these beaches for you: Meelup Beach and Hamelin Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave) and Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, stop by Gabriel Chocolate, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Margaret River tour itinerary builder website .

Tampere, Finland to Margaret River is an approximately 35-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Tampere to Margaret River due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Augusta, Boranup, Vasse Felix Winery, Meelup Beach
Find places to stay May 19 — 22:
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Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

4
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Visit Emu Point and Middleton Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Tree Top Walk. Step out of Albany with an excursion to Greens Pool in Denmark--about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station, examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Albany trip planner.

Getting from Margaret River to Albany by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Greens Pool, Tree Top Walk
Find places to stay May 22 — 26:
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Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

3
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.
Get outdoors at Staircase To The Moon and Gantheaume Point. Explore hidden gems such as Broome Historical Museum and Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge. Spend the 28th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Broome travel route builder site .

Traveling by flight from Albany to Broome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Albany in May: highs in Broome hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:
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Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park

4
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Lorne Beach and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures. Step off the beaten path and head to Great Ocean Walk and Port Campbell National Park. When in Port Campbell, make a side trip to see Mait's Rest in Apollo Bay, approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps, get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, and explore and take pictures at Twelve Apostles.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Broome to Port Campbell takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Broome to Port Campbell, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Twelve Apostles, Lorne Beach, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 3:
Highlights from your plan
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Stokes Beach and Remarkable Rocks. Get in touch with nature at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary and Flinders Chase National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch and identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tamar Island Wetlands and Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Mole Creek Caves (in Mole Creek), Platypus House (in Beauty Point) and St Columba Waterfall (in St Helens). The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, walk around City Park, sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience, and examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston visit planner.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Launceston in 5.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, St Columba Waterfall, Platypus House
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves

4
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.
Let the collections at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery capture your imagination. Visiting Maria Island National Park and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna) and Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, get great views at Constitution Dock, and get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hobart trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Launceston to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hobart are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Russell Falls, Richmond Bridge, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls

4
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 Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kiama Blowhole and Featherdale Wildlife Park. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

Getting from Hobart to Sydney by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in June: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kiama Blowhole, Featherdale Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Take a break from the city and head to The National Pass and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and The Giant Stairway. Get out of town with these interesting Katoomba side-trips: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame (in Bowral) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Katoomba Cascades, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, and take in breathtaking views at Lincoln's Rock.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Katoomba trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Katoomba when traveling from Sydney in June, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Jenolan Caves, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Govetts Leap, Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uluru Hiking Path and Valley of the Winds. There's lots more to do: hike along Kuniya Walk, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip builder .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and The Kangaroo Sanctuary. Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre and Road Transport Hall of Fame are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Alice Springs online itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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