46 days in Australia Itinerary

46 days in Australia Itinerary

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46 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + ferry:  5​h 45​min
3
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
5
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Mooloolaba
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Launceston
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
11
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Trinity Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Birdworld Kuranda, & more) and Spas (in Palm Cove). It doesn't end there: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and browse the exhibits of Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns.

For maps and tourist information, use the Cairns road trip planning app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Cairns is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Cairns, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Cairns is a bit cooler than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuranda, Spas, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay May 17 — 21:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Agincourt Reef and Opal Reef. Escape the urban bustle at Daintree National Park and Safaris. Spend the 22nd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Port Douglas trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. May in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Daintree National Park
Find places to stay May 21 — 26:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then get interesting insight from Tours. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in May, expect nights in Airlie Beach to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef

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 Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get outdoors at Jenolan Caves and Blue Mountains. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly Beach, identify plant and animal life at Tambourine Bay Reserve and Warraroon Reserve Walk, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sydney holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Sydney takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Airlie Beach in May, with highs in Sydney at 24°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Jenolan Caves
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 2:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): trek along Fraser Island Great Walk and then stroll through Eli Creek.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Fraser Island online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in June: highs in Fraser Island hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

1
night
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, then stroll through Maroochydore Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On your second day here, take a memorable tour with Tours, kick back and relax at Kings Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Caloundra Lighthouses.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mooloolaba tour builder app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Mooloolaba takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Mooloolaba can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Maroochydore, Caloundra
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach

5
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Coolangatta Beach and Kirra Beach. Get in touch with nature at Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Brisbane (City Botanic Gardens & Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary) and Byron Bay (Cape Byron Walking Track & Belongil Beach). Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach, play a few rounds at Surfers Paradise Golf Club, and enjoy the sea views from Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast itinerary app .

Getting from Mooloolaba to Gold Coast by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Brisbane, Byron Bay
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 11:
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Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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.
Relax by the water at South Cape Bay and Opossum Bay Beach. Visit Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Cascade Brewery for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna). On the 14th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, identify plant and animal life at Duck Hole Lake Walk, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hobart Full Gospel Central Church.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Hobart takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Gold Coast in June, things will get slightly colder in Hobart: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Russell Falls, South Cape Bay, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Fern Tree, Opossum Bay Beach
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls

5
nights
Coles Bay

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Visit Wineglass Bay and Coles Bay Jetty for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Nature & Wildlife Tours. When in Coles Bay, make a side trip to see East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno, approximately 30 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Friendly Beaches, view the masterpieces at Kings Fine Art Gallery, enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay online route planner .

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, Cranbrook, Kings Fine Art Gallery
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to St Columba Waterfall and Platypus House. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and City Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Delamere Vineyards (in Pipers Brook), Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, cast your line with a fishing tour, and do a tasting at Sharmans Wines.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Launceston day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in June, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Launceston

Tours Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, St Columba Waterfall, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Platypus House, Delamere Vineyards
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of the city life by going to Eastern Beach Reserve and Lake Wendouree. Step off the beaten path and head to Spas and Bells Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Ballarat Wildlife Park in Ballarat (about 1h 55 min away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip tool .

You can fly from Launceston to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve, St. Kilda Beach, Bells Beach, Spas
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:
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Spas
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

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