47 days in Australia Itinerary

47 days in Australia Itinerary

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47 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Apia
Fly + train:  8​h 45​min
1
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Noosa
— 4 nights
+3
bus + train + foot + Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Esperance
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
8
Margaret River
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
9
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
10
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
12
Jervis Bay
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Apia

2
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Burleigh Head National Park and Fingal Head Lighthouse. Visit Burleigh Heads Beach and Coolangatta Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of Gold Coast to go to Byron Bay and see Cape Byron Walking Track, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip planner .

Apia, Samoa to Gold Coast is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Apia to Gold Coast. In October, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Fingal Head Lighthouse, Cape Byron Walking Track
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

4
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Escape the urban bustle at Peregian Beach and Kings Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Maroochydore Beach and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Go for a jaunt from Noosa to Mooloolaba to see Mooloolaba Beach about 46 minutes away. Spend the 31st (Wed) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach and don't miss a visit to Hastings Street.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Noosa online trip builder .

Getting from Gold Coast to Noosa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kings Beach, Mooloolaba Beach, Maroochydore Beach, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

1
night
Port Macquarie

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): hike along Coastal walk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Anglican Church. Keep things going the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, putt your heart out at Port Macquarie Driving Range and Mini Golf, and then visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Port Macquarie trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Noosa to Port Macquarie takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital

4
nights
Cairns

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Historic Village Herberton and Trinity Beach. Visiting Yorkeys Knob Beach and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Davies Creek National Park (in Mareeba) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 8th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. It doesn't end there: soar above the sights with a balloon tour and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner .

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Cairns in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November, Cairns is a bit warmer than Port Macquarie - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Davies Creek National Park, Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Historic Village Herberton
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 9:
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Yorkeys Knob Beach ©
Yorkeys Knob Beach

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Daintree National Park and Agincourt Reef. Visiting Mossman Gorge and Daintree Discovery Centre will get you outdoors. There's more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas tour planner .

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In November, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Daintree Discovery Centre, Mossman Gorge, Daintree National Park
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge

3
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Mount Gillen. Get in touch with nature at Alice Springs Reptile Centre and Alice Springs Desert Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Douglas in November: highs in Alice Springs hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

4
nights
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Take a break from the city and head to Twilight Bay and Lucky Bay. Relax by the water at Cape Le Grand National Park and Blue Haven Beach. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Thistle Cove and kick back and relax at Hellfire Bay.

To find out how to plan a trip to Esperance, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Alice Springs to Esperance in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Alice Springs in November, things will get slightly colder in Esperance: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Esperance

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 20:
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay

4
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Escape the urban bustle at Meelup Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Visit Surfers Point and Margaret River Mouth Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse) and Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Smiths Beach). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, learn about winemaking at Redgate Wines, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and kick back and relax at Cowaramup Bay.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Margaret River trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Esperance to Margaret River in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Dunsborough, Yallingup, Augusta, Cowaramup Bay, Brown Hill Estate
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 25:
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
You'll get in some beach time at Broome Town Beach and Cable Beach. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, explore and take pictures at Gantheaume Point, stroll through Roebuck Bay, and enjoy the sand and surf at Reddell Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Broome trip maker site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Broome in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Broome

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 29:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Cascade Brewery and Hobart Convict Penitentiary are in your itinerary. You'll get in some beach time at Seven Mile Beach and Raspins Beach. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Duck Hole Lake Walk (in Dover) and Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Fern Tree, and go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Broome to Hobart takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Broome to Hobart, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Hobart is colder than Broome - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Tahune Forest AirWalk, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Fern Tree, Raspins Beach, Duck Hole Lake Walk
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 3:
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Friendly Beaches and Wineglass Bay. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and East Coast Natureworld. Change things up with a short trip to Ben Lomond National Park in Ben Lomond National Park (about 1h 40 min away). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, do a tasting at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay online trip builder .

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Freycinet, Cranbrook, Ben Lomond National Park, East Coast Natureworld
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 7:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches

4
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bendalong Beach and Nelson Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Blenheim Beach and Murrays Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Broulee Island Walk (in Broulee) and Malua Bay Beach (in Malua Bay). Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Seven Mile Beach National Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Greenfield Beach, stroll through Cabbage Beach, and explore the striking landscape of Abrahams Bosom Reserve.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Jervis Bay fast, fun, and easy.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Coles Bay to Jervis Bay. December in Jervis Bay sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Currarong, Bendalong Beach, Broulee Island Walk, Callala Beach, Malua Bay Beach
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 12:
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Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach
Greenfield Beach ©
Greenfield Beach

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