47 days in Australia Itinerary

47 days in Australia Itinerary

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47 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly + Drive:  31​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h
2
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Anglesea
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Warrnambool
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
9
Perth
— 7 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Barcelona

7
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Popular historic sites such as Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Gunlom Waterfall Creek and Maguk Gorge. Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kakadu National park, and see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) tour itinerary website .

Barcelona, Spain to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Alice Springs Desert Park and Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve. Step out of the city life by going to Alice Springs Reptile Centre and The Kangaroo Sanctuary. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, get all the information you need at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, and examine the collection at Road Transport Hall of Fame.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Alice Springs online visit planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Alice Springs in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. October in Alice Springs sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Museums
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Uluru and Uluru Hiking Path. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Valley of the Winds and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, trek along Kuniya Walk, take some stellar pictures from Uluru, and head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

8
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 outdoors at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Featherdale Wildlife Park. Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and Manly Freshwater Parish. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park), Katoomba (Blue Mountains, Wentworth Falls, & more) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, plan for slightly colder days in Sydney, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, Manly Freshwater Parish, Jenolan Caves, Australian Reptile Park, Bronte Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ballarat Wildlife Park and Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and Hanging Rock Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Frankston Beach (in Frankston), Spas (in Daylesford) and Brighton Beach (in Brighton). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of William Ricketts Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Rippon Lea Estate, stroll around Glen Valley Road Reserve, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne vacation builder tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 24°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Anglesea.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cowes, Frankston Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Brighton Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve
Find places to stay Oct 25 — Nov 1:
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William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park

5
nights
Anglesea

Anglesea ©
Anglesea is a town in Victoria, Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Port Campbell National Park and Loch Ard Gorge. Bring the kids along to Lorne Beach and Bells Beach. Explore Anglesea's surroundings by going to Gibsons Steps (in Port Campbell), Pulpit Rock (in Cape Schanck) and Point Nepean National Park (in Portsea). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls, explore the landscape on two wheels at Distillery Creek Picnic Ground, and take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Anglesea day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Anglesea takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Anglesea

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Lorne, Torquay, Pulpit Rock, Point Nepean National Park
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): get great views at Mariners Lookout, then delve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest, and then hike along Great Ocean Walk.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Apollo Bay vacation planning site .

Drive from Anglesea to Apollo Bay in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mariners Lookout ©
Mariners Lookout

2
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. On the 8th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Logan's Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Griffiths Island, then look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, and then see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Warrnambool itinerary planner .

Drive from Apollo Bay to Warrnambool in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

London Bridge, Griffiths Island
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island

7
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.
Visit St. Mary's Cathedral and The Fremantle Round House for their historical value. Visiting Caversham Wildlife Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Fremantle (WA Maritime Museum, The Shipwreck Galleries, & more) and Rockingham Beach (in Rockingham). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Scarborough Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Cathedral, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Perth trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of train and flight from Warrnambool to Perth in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Warrnambool to Perth due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Perth are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Caversham Wildlife Park, Rockingham Beach, Scarborough Beach, Perth Zoo
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Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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