45 days in Australia Itinerary

45 days in Australia Itinerary

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45 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cairns
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Timber Creek
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Katherine
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Mataranka
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Borroloola
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
5
Charters Towers
— 3 nights
Travel:  4​h 30​min
6
Magnetic Island
— 5 nights
ferry:  30​min
7
Townsville
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Ingham
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Mission Beach
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Cairns

3
nights
Timber Creek

Timber Creek ©
Timber Creek is an isolated small town on the banks of the Victoria River in the Northern Territory of Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Timber Creek: Victoria River (Judbarra / Gregory National Park & Jasper Gorge). There's more to do: examine the collection at Timber Creek Police Station and Museum and appreciate the history behind Nackeroo Lookout.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Timber Creek trip itinerary maker website .

Cairns to Timber Creek is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Timber Creek

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Victoria River
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Judbarra / Gregory National Park ©
Judbarra / Gregory National Park
Nackeroo Lookout ©
Nackeroo Lookout

5
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Katherine is known for nature, parks, museums, trails, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Katherine Gorge, view the masterpieces at MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft, wander the wide-open spaces of Katherine Outback Experience, and walk around Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Katherine holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Timber Creek to Katherine takes 4 hours. In October in Katherine, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mataranka.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls

4
nights
Mataranka

Mataranka ©
Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. Mataranka is known for nature, parks, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Bitter Springs, take in the pleasant sights at Mataranka Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Mataranka Thermal Pool, Elsey National Park, and identify plant and animal life at Botanic Walk.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mataranka vacation planning site .

Getting from Katherine to Mataranka by car takes about 1.5 hours. On the 29th (Tue), you'll travel to Borroloola.

Things to do in Mataranka

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Bitter Springs ©
Bitter Springs
Elsey National Park ©
Elsey National Park
Elsey Cemetery National Reserve ©
Elsey Cemetery National Reserve

4
nights
Borroloola

Borroloola ©
Borroloola is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Borroloola is known for parks and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Limmen National Park and identify plant and animal life at Caranbirini Conservation Reserve.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Borroloola holiday planning site .

Drive from Mataranka to Borroloola in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll travel to Charters Towers.

Things to do in Borroloola

Parks Wildlife
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Caranbirini Conservation Reserve ©
Caranbirini Conservation Reserve

3
nights
Charters Towers

Charters Towers ©
Charters Towers is a town in northern Queensland, Australia. Charters Towers is known for historic sites, museums, wildlife, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of life in the country at Leahton Park, explore the striking landscape at Great Basalt Wall National Park, contemplate the long history of Stock Exchange Arcade, and don't miss a visit to Buckland's Hill.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Charters Towers online travel route planner .

Drive from Borroloola to Charters Towers in 20.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. You will leave for Magnetic Island on the 6th (Wed).

Things to do in Charters Towers

Historic Sites Wildlife Nature
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Charters Towers Venus Gold Battery ©
Leahton Park ©
Leahton Park
Zara Clark Museum ©
Zara Clark Museum

5
nights
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Magnetic Island is known for nature, wildlife, adventure, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Magnetic Island Forts Walk, explore the striking landscape at Balding Bay, stroll through West Point, and tee off at Magnetic Island Country Club.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Magnetic Island online route maker .

Explore your travel options from Charters Towers to Magnetic Island with the Route module. In November, daily temperatures in Magnetic Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 11th (Mon), you're off toTownsville.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Magnetic Island Forts Walk ©
Magnetic Island Forts Walk
Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay
Magnetic Island National Park ©
Magnetic Island National Park

10
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Townsville is known for beaches, wildlife, nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, get great views at Mount Stuart, and don't miss a visit to Jezzine Barracks.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Townsville visit planner.

Townsville is just a stone's throw from Magnetic Island. In November, daytime highs in Townsville are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ingham.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Ingham

Ingham ©
Ingham is a town and locality in the Shire of Hinchinbrook, North Queensland, Australia. Get out of town with these interesting Ingham side-trips: Lucinda (Absolute North Charters & Lucinda Jetty). Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring nature at Broadwater National Park. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Wallaman Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at TYTO Wetlands, take in the exciting artwork at TYTO Regional Art Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Mercer Lane Mosaic.

To plan Ingham vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Townsville to Ingham by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Ingham can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Ingham

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Lucinda
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Wallaman Falls ©
Wallaman Falls
Absolute North Charters ©
Absolute North Charters
Jourama Falls ©
Jourama Falls

5
nights
Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Step out of Mission Beach to go to Tully and see Tully Gorge National Park, which is approximately 56 minutes away. Spend the 29th (Fri) exploring nature at Djiru National Park. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Mission Beach, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, look for gifts at Charley's Chocolate Factory, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mission Beach trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Ingham to Mission Beach in 1.5 hours. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Tully
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Highlights from your plan
Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Skydiving