46 days in Australia Itinerary

46 days in Australia Itinerary

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46 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Torquay
— 1 night
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  6​h
3
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Brisbane
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
6
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
7
Sydney
— 7 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
8
Jervis Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
9
Daydream Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  24​h
End: Brussels


6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Old Melbourne Gaol and Trinity College Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and take a stroll through Melbourne Central.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Melbourne travel itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Melbourne is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Brussels to Melbourne. In July, Melbourne is little chillier than Brussels - with highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

1
night
Torquay

Torquay
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Torquay trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Melbourne to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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5
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kalleske Wines and Seppeltsfield. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: God's Hill Wines (in Lyndoch), Tanunda (Chateau Dorrien, Kabminye Winery, & more) and Greenock (Ballycroft Vineyard and Cellars & Murray Street Vineyards). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Tscharke's Place, learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, and indulge your taste buds at Domain Day Cellar Door.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Torquay to Adelaide in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Greenock, Marananga, Tanunda, Seppeltsfield, God's Hill Wines
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South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield

4
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Bring the kids along to Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Get outdoors at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Kirra Beach. It doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park and kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Adelaide to Gold Coast in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in July: highs in Gold Coast hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Kings Beach. Get outdoors at Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis and Captain Cook Highway. There's lots more to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, steep yourself in history at Newstead House, and explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Brisbane sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis, Captain Cook Highway, Kings Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kids will appreciate attractions like Indian Head and Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Sandy Cape Lighthouse and K'gari.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island visit planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

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.
The Rocks and Olympia Milk Bar are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Shark Island. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tambourine Bay Reserve and Warraroon Reserve Walk.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Fraser Island in August, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Murrays Beach.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Jervis Bay day trip tool .

You can take a train from Sydney to Jervis Bay in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Jervis Bay. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Daydream Island.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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1
night
Daydream Island

Daydream Island
To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Daydream Island trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jervis Bay to Daydream Island. Traveling from Jervis Bay in August, you will find days in Daydream Island are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are much warmer (21°C). On the 12th (Sun), you're off toPort Douglas.

Things to do in Daydream Island

Parks Wildlife Spas
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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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris make great kid-friendly stops. Escape the urban bustle at Four Mile Beach and Mowbray National Park. Step out of Port Douglas with an excursion to Cow Bay Beach in Cow Bay--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, tee off at Port Douglas Golf Tours, stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and look for gifts at Coffee Works.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas route maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Daydream Island to Port Douglas. When traveling from Daydream Island in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Port Douglas, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Shaolin Junk Cruises, Cow Bay Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

4
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.
St Monica's Cathedral and Doongal Aboriginal Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). The adventure continues: stroll through Trinity Beach, do some two-wheel cruising with Trail Bike Adventures, enjoy the sand and surf at Yorkeys Knob Beach, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns online holiday planner .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 22:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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