47 days in Australia Itinerary

47 days in Australia Itinerary

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47 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Stuttgart
Fly + Drive:  32​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h 15​min
4
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Katoomba
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
9
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
12
Perth
— 1 day
Fly + train:  23​h 45​min
End: Stuttgart

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 18th (Fri) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, and make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) visit planning site .

Stuttgart, Germany to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 32-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Stuttgart to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 18:
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Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge ©
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls

3
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.
Spend the 19th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 21st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and admire all the interesting features of The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cairns road trip tool .

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
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.
Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness (in Cape Tribulation). Spend the 23rd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 24th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, view the masterpieces at Des Spencer Galleries, and stop by With Sugar.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas day trip site .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. January in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Alexandra Bay Waterfall
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and kick back and relax at Eli Creek.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip planning website .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, car, and ferry from Port Douglas to Fraser Island in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Expect little chillier evenings in Fraser Island when traveling from Port Douglas in January, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

2
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: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, stroll through Moffat Beach, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane attractions planning website .

Getting from Fraser Island to Brisbane by combination of car and ferry takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In January, daytime highs in Brisbane are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:
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

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Lord Howe Island is known for beaches, trails, nature, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, and hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

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Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sydney route website .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In February in Sydney, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore Katoomba's surroundings by going to Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). On the 15th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and take some stellar pictures from Queen Elizabeth Lookout.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Katoomba online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Katoomba can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Jenolan Caves, The National Pass
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maria Island National Park, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary tool .

Do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Hobart in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Katoomba in February: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 26°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Tasmania, Kingston Beach, Museum of Old and New Art
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Macquarie Island ©
Macquarie Island

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 23rd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner .

Getting from Hobart to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Hobart, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, and head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park visit planning app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in February: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

1
day
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 27th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, then steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Perth online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 1 hour. In February, Perth is little chillier than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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