47 days in Australia Itinerary

47 days in Australia Itinerary

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47 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Paderborn
Fly:  25​h
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  6​h
4
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  12​h 15​min
7
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
8
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
9
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 45​min
11
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: Paderborn

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, and then stroll around Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Perth online trip itinerary builder .

Paderborn, Germany to Perth is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Paderborn in October, expect nights in Perth to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

2
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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: don't miss a visit to Uluru, hike along Kuniya Walk, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online travel planner .

You can fly from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Perth in November; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 41°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
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Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 7th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, get your game on at Zero Latency, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne online trip maker .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
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 Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Dryridge Estate (in Megalong Valley). Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, trek along The National Pass, get great views at Lincoln's Rock, and take a peaceful walk through Coachwood Glen Nature Trail.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Katoomba trip planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Katoomba by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect Katoomba to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Megalong Valley, Leura, Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Kanangra-Boyd National Park
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

5
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.
Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip builder website .

Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in November, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

For traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, stroll through Indian Head, and take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island in 12.5 hours. November in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Kayaking & Canoeing & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 24th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 26th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cairns day trip planner.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Cairns. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 27:
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.
Step out of Cape Tribulation with an excursion to Floravilla Ice Cream Factory in Daintree--about 42 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, stroll through Thornton Beach, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and admire all the interesting features of Cape Trib Farm.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cape Tribulation road trip planner.

You can take a bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
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Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

4
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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.
Spend the 2nd (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 4th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and head outdoors with The Bump Track.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas journey planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge, look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, and take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip maker app .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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