47 days in Australia Itinerary

47 days in Australia Itinerary

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47 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca
Fly:  29​h
1
Darwin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
10
Blackheath
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
12
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
13
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
14
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
15
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  34​h
End: Cluj-Napoca


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3
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory as well as Defence of Darwin Experience. Take a break from Darwin with a short trip to Litchfield National Park in Batchelor, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the waterfront at Darwin Wharf Precinct, and kick back and relax at Mindil Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Darwin road trip site .

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Darwin is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Darwin due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cluj-Napoca in August; daily highs in Darwin reach 37°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. You've now added Kakadu Air Scenic Flights to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, and take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Nature Parks Museums
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

3
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cottesloe Beach as well as Fremantle Prison. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, appreciate the history behind The Bell Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Perth driving holiday tool .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Perth: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 9°C at night. You'll set off for Adelaide on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Fremantle Prison, Cottesloe Beach
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Barossa Balloon Adventures, Cobb's Hill Estate, Holy Trinity Church, Adelaide, and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, and get to know the resident critters at Adelaide Zoo.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Adelaide trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Adelaide takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Adelaide is 1 hour. Traveling from Perth in August, expect nights in Adelaide to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are little chillier, around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

Barossa Balloon Adventures, South Australian Maritime Museum, Cobb's Hill Estate
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 19:
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Barossa Balloon Adventures ©
Barossa Balloon Adventures
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park, then take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Gibsons Steps. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge and then get great views at Twelve Apostles.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Port Campbell trip site .

You can drive from Adelaide to Port Campbell in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Twelve Apostles
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne travel route builder tool .

Drive from Port Campbell to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

2
nights
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.
On the 25th (Sun), take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart attractions tool .

Getting from Melbourne to Hobart by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Wildlife
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Food Tours
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): engage your brain at Questacon, then ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, and then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and then get a sense of history and politics at Royal Australian Mint.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Canberra trip planner.

You can fly from Hobart to Canberra in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hobart in August since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

2
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Giant Stairway, The Three Sisters, Jenolan Caves, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): trek along The Giant Stairway, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, then take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, and finally take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Echo Point Lookout, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, and then Head underground at Jenolan Caves.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Blackheath tour itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Canberra to Blackheath in 4 hours. In August, Blackheath is somewhat warmer than Canberra - with highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Jenolan Caves
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip planner.

Drive from Blackheath to Sydney in 2 hours. Traveling from Blackheath in August, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 3:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and get in on the family fun at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip maker app .

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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Port Douglas

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Lewis National Park as well as Kuranda National Park. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas visit planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in September: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kuranda National Park, Mount Lewis National Park, Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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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.
Spend the 10th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns online trip planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In September in Cairns, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
You've added James Cook Museum, Alexandra Bay Waterfall, Myall Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 13th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at James Cook Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Daintree Tea and then explore the striking landscape of Daintree National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cape Tribulation travel route tool .

Drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

James Cook Museum, Daintree Discovery Centre, Daintree Tea
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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