47 days in Australia Itinerary

47 days in Australia Itinerary

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47 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Tanunda
— 3 nights
+4
bus + train + foot + bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
5
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
6
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
7
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + bus:  3​h
9
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
12
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Muscat

3
nights
Tanunda

Tanunda ©
One of the cities of the Barossa Valley wine-producing region, Tanunda has an easygoing atmosphere stemming from its close connection with agriculture and viniculture.
Murray Street Vineyards and Flaxman Wines are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Seppeltsfield.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Tanunda trip planner .

Muscat, Oman to Tanunda is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Muscat to Tanunda due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Muscat in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tanunda: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Tanunda

#Wineries, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Greenock, Marananga, Seppeltsfield, Nuriootpa, Flaxman Wines
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 24:
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Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield
Flaxman Wines ©
Flaxman Wines

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, then get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower and then trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island journey app .

Do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Tanunda to Lord Howe Island in 8.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tanunda to Lord Howe Island due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 26:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, kick back and relax at Dee Why Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

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Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. In January in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 31:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Indian Head and Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Get outdoors at Lake McKenzie and Lake Wabby.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip maker app .

Getting from Sydney to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect nights in Fraser Island to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 4:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fingal Head Lighthouse and Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse. Relax by the water at Burleigh Heads Beach and Kirra Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, stroll through Greenmount Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Burleigh Head National Park.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Gold Coast takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Fingal Head Lighthouse
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get in touch with nature at Yellow Water and Anbangbang Billabong. Get a sense of the local culture at Cahills Crossing and Maguk Falls. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls, make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Billabong, and explore the ancient world of Ubirr.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Jabiru online trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Gold Coast to Jabiru with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 12:
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Spend the 14th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Wonga Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and stop by With Sugar.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru to Port Douglas takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 16:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

3
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.
Visit Myall Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Daintree National Park and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cow Bay Beach and admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip website .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Cow Bay Beach
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. You'll get in some beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove, about 44 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. In February in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 23:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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.
On the 24th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and then stroll through Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in February, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 43°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 25:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay for some beach relaxation. Get a sense of the local culture at Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum. Step out of Melbourne to go to Werribee and see Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online driving holiday planner .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 16°C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 3:
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain and then look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island online trip maker .

Getting from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, car, and ferry. You will leave for home on the 6th (Wed).

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

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