46 days in Australia Itinerary

46 days in Australia Itinerary

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46 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Yeppoon
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Perth
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h
9
Kalgoorlie-Boulder
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
10
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
11
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
12
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
13
Adelaide
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h 30​min
14
Kangaroo Island
— 1 day
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
15
Victor Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
16
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
17
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
18
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
19
Wollongong
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
20
Leura
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
21
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Toronto

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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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tours as well as BridgeClimb. The Rocks and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Gannon House Gallery and Pitt Street Mallfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and view the masterpieces at Billich Gallery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney itinerary builder site .

Toronto, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 15 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in December: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 3:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse and then look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Port Macquarie travel route planner .

Getting from Sydney to Port Macquarie by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney in January, you will find days in Port Macquarie are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zipline and Boggo Road Gaol. Popular historic sites such as Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel) and St. John's Anglican Cathedral are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Square.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Brisbane, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yeppoon.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Zipline
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Zipline

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Yeppoon

Yeppoon ©
Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. On the 7th (Mon), kick back and relax at Farnborough Beach and then look for gifts at Coastal Funk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): get outside with Yeppoon Lagoon, kick back and relax at Yeppoon Main Beach, and then explore the activities along Stony Creek.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yeppoon online day trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Brisbane to Yeppoon. When traveling from Brisbane in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Yeppoon: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Yeppoon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Stony Creek
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Yeppoon Main Beach ©
Yeppoon Main Beach
Yeppoon Lagoon ©
Yeppoon Lagoon
Stony Creek ©
Stony Creek

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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.
On the 9th (Wed), examine the collection at Proserpine Museum and then kick back and relax at Boathaven Beach. On your second day here, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Airlie Beach holiday planner.

Drive from Yeppoon to Airlie Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Yeppoon in January, you will find days in Airlie Beach are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Proserpine Museum
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Boathaven Beach ©
Boathaven Beach
Proserpine Museum ©
Proserpine Museum

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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.
On the 11th (Fri), explore the galleries of Underart Gallery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cairns online trip builder .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Cairns by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
You'll explore and learn at This is Aboriginal Art and Talapi. Get a sense of the local culture at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre and Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve. The adventure continues: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, and get great views at Anzac Hill.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs trip planner .

Getting from Cairns to Alice Springs by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cairns, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Alice Springs, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 25°C. You'll set off for Perth on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Tours
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Fremantle Prison and Glen Cowans' Studio at the Roundhouse will appeal to museum buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fremantle Markets and The Sacred India Gallery. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), The Artisan Store Fremantle (in Fremantle) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Cottesloe Beach, kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Perth road trip planner .

Fly from Alice Springs to Perth in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Alice Springs to Perth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Alice Springs in January, with highs in Perth at 38°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Caversham Wildlife Park, Cottesloe Beach, Rockingham Beach, Warnbro Beach
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
City Beach ©
City Beach
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

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Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Kalgoorlie-Boulder ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Hannans North Tourist Mine, take some stellar pictures from Mount Charlotte Reservoir and Lookout, then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Goldfields, then explore and take pictures at The Superpit, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Beaten Track Brewery.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Kalgoorlie-Boulder online holiday planner .

You can fly from Perth to Kalgoorlie-Boulder in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Goldfields ©
Museum of the Goldfields
Hannans North Tourist Mine ©
Hannans North Tourist Mine
Beaten Track Brewery ©
Beaten Track Brewery

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Perth

Perth ©
On the 24th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Matilda Bay Reserve, then see the interesting displays at Western Australian Maritime Museum, then view the masterpieces at Glen Cowans' Studio at the Roundhouse, and finally explore the world behind art at Japingka Gallery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Perth trip planning site .

Fly from Kalgoorlie-Boulder to Perth in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Perth

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Fremantle, Matilda Bay Reserve
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Western Australian Maritime Museum ©
Matilda Bay Reserve ©
Matilda Bay Reserve
Japingka Gallery ©
Japingka Gallery

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Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): kick back and relax at Henley Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, then explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, then get advice or help at State Library of South Australia, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Rundle Mall.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip builder website .

Getting from Perth to Adelaide by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Adelaide is 1 hour. Traveling from Perth in January, you will find days in Adelaide are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Adelaide

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Henley Beach
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

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Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 28th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church, see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Faye's Underground Home, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catacomb Church, then identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, and finally examine the collection at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Coober Pedy trip builder .

You can fly from Adelaide to Coober Pedy in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Adelaide in January, with highs in Coober Pedy at 41°C and lows at 26°C. On the 30th (Wed), you'll travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks Museums
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Old Timers Mine ©
Old Timers Mine
Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

1
night
Adelaide

Adelaide
For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Coober Pedy to Adelaide takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Coober Pedy in January, expect Adelaide to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 19°C. On the 31st (Thu), you're off toKangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Jan 30 — 31:

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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island online trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

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Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor ©
Victor Harbor is a town in South Australia on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 80 km south of the centre of Adelaide. To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Victor Harbor online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Victor Harbor by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan
Granite Island ©
Granite Island

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Apollo Bay trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Victor Harbor to Apollo Bay takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. On the 2nd (Sat), you're off toMelbourne.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 2:

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Degraves Street and St. Kilda Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Craft Victoria. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planning tool .

Getting from Apollo Bay to Melbourne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial and then explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra day trip planning site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Wollongong.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Nature
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

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Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Wollongong trip site .

Drive from Canberra to Wollongong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Wollongong when traveling from Canberra in February, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Leura.

Things to do in Wollongong

Museums

Side Trip

Historical Aircraft Restoration Society
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan

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Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, then look for gifts at The Nook, and then trek along The Giant Stairway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, then Head underground at Jenolan Caves, and then view the masterpieces at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Leura itinerary builder website .

Drive from Wollongong to Leura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Jenolan Caves
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves

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Sydney

Sydney
Before you visit Sydney, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Leura to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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