48 days in Australia Itinerary

48 days in Australia Itinerary

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48 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Aarhus
+2
train + bus + Fly:  26​h
1
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Alice Springs
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Adelaide
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Darwin
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  29​h
End: Aarhus

5
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.
Shop till you drop at Fremantle Markets and Roc Candy. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Swan River. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Binningup Beach (in Binningup), Harvey Internment Camp Memorial Shrine (in Harvey) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Scarborough Beach, get engrossed in the history at The Sacred India Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at St John's Anglican Church, Fremantle.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Perth trip itinerary builder .

Aarhus, Denmark to Perth is an approximately 26-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or fly. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Aarhus to Perth due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Perth are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Fremantle, The Sacred India Gallery, Harvey Internment Camp Memorial Shrine, Binningup Beach, Cottesloe Beach
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 9:
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach

5
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.
For shopping fun, head to Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre or Jila Arts. Step off the beaten path and head to Alice Springs Desert Park and Walking tours. Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Owen Springs Reserve. Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, explore the striking landscape at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, take in the exciting artwork at Talapi, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Emily Gap.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Alice Springs holiday planner.

You can fly from Perth to Alice Springs in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 1 hour. Traveling from Perth in June, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Alice Springs. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Trephina Gorge Nature Park
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 15:
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

6
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Adelaide Oval and North Terrace. Get a sense of the local culture at Paulett Wines and Clare Valley Art Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Martindale Hall Heritage Museum (in Mintaro), Deviation Road Winery (in Longwood) and Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage (in Leasingham). There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, learn about winemaking at Crabtree Watervale Wines, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Adelaide Zoo.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip planner.

Fly from Alice Springs to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alice Springs in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Adelaide: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Clare, Victor Harbor, Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, ISKCON Adelaide, St Aloysius Church
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 21:
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Sevenhill Cellars ©
Sevenhill Cellars
North Terrace ©
North Terrace

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore hidden gems such as Spas & Wellness and Art Gallery of Ballarat. Escape the urban bustle at Eastern Beach Reserve and Healesville Sanctuary. Venture out of the city with trips to Town & Country Gallery (in Yarragon), Ballarat (Lake Wendouree & Ballarat Wildlife Park) and Jodee Creations (in Mount Evelyn). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve, Town & Country Gallery, Healesville Sanctuary, Jodee Creations
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 27:
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Get outdoors at Jenolan Caves and Manly Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Blue Mountains), Cathedral of Ferns Walk (in Mt Wilson) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at North Head Sanctuary, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nan Tien Temple.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary builder tool .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Nan Tien Temple, Cathedral of Ferns Walk, Jenolan Caves, Featherdale Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 3:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Gallery of Modern Art. You'll get in some beach time at Coolangatta Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Robina Town Shopping Centre (in Robina), Surfers Paradise Golf Club (in Clear Island Waters) and Pelican Feeding (in Labrador). And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, browse for treasures at Relove Oxley, stroll through Burleigh Head National Park, and let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Brisbane online tour builder .

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 7:
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Trinity Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Historic Village Herberton and Palm Cove Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Port Douglas (With Sugar & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas), Spas & Wellness (in Palm Cove) and Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation). Spend the 8th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in July; daily highs in Cairns reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Historic Village Herberton, Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge Centre, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 13:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

6
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Defence of Darwin Experience and Outstation Gallery - Aboriginal Art from Art Centres. Do your shopping at Provenance Arts and Mason Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Darwin: Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs), Adelaide River War Cemetery (in Adelaide River) and Litchfield National Park (Magnetic Termite Mounds & Buley Rockhole). Spend the 16th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 15th (Mon) at Darwin Waterfront. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Viva La Body, and admire the natural beauty at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin road trip website .

You can fly from Cairns to Darwin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairns in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Darwin: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Adelaide River War Cemetery, Territory Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Berry Springs Nature Park ©
Berry Springs Nature Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park

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