48 days in Australia Itinerary

48 days in Australia Itinerary

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48 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Canberra
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Vienna

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Shipwreck Galleries and The Fremantle Round House. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cottesloe Beach and Western Australian Maritime Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Fremantle (The Artisan Store Fremantle, Glen Cowans' Studio at the Roundhouse, & more), Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Warnbro Beach (in Warnbro). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at New Norcia Museum & Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Revolutions Transport Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Cathedral, and enjoy the sand and surf at Scarborough Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Perth itinerary builder tool .

Vienna, Austria to Perth is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Vienna to Perth due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Vienna in October; daily highs in Perth reach 28°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach, Back Beach, Warnbro Beach, New Norcia Museum & Art Gallery
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 23:
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre and Yubu Napa Art Gallery. For shopping fun, head to This is Aboriginal Art or Mbantua Fine Art Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, take an in-depth tour of National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol, explore the world behind art at Araluen Cultural Precinct, and examine the collection at Road Transport Hall of Fame.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs journey maker .

Getting from Perth to Alice Springs by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Alice Springs is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Perth in October: high temperatures in Alice Springs hover around 38°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 28:
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Road Transport Hall of Fame ©
Road Transport Hall of Fame

5
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.
Shop till you drop at Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage and Paulett Wines. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Blowhole Beach and Morgan Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Tanunda (Chateau Tanunda, Langmeil Winery, & more), Clare (Sevenhill Cellars, Greg Cooley Wines, & more) and Carrickalinga Beach (in Carrickalinga). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, browse the exhibits of Royal South Australian Society of Arts Gallery, and stroll through Horseshoe Bay.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Adelaide takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in October, things will get little chillier in Adelaide: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Wineries Beaches

Side Trips

Tanunda, Clare, Horseshoe Bay, Morgan Beach, Cleland Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 3:
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Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Sevenhill Cellars ©
Sevenhill Cellars

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Art Gallery of Ballarat and National Gallery of Victoria. We've included these beaches for you: Eastern Beach Reserve and Sorrento Front Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Tyde (in Cowes), Stoniers Vineyard (in Merricks) and Daylesford (Spas & Wellness & Stony Creek Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency, and get engrossed in the history at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne travel route website .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide in November, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Eastern Beach Reserve, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, St. Kilda Beach, Tyde, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 9:
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Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©

6
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at National Portrait Gallery and National Museum of Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Parliament House and Lake Burley Griffin. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Canberra: Wee Jasper Reserves (in Wee Jasper), Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (in Paddys River) and Tootsie Fine Art and Design (in Yass). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, examine the collection at Corrective Services NSW Museum, learn about winemaking at Gundog Cork Street Cellar, and view the masterpieces at Raglan Art Gallery and Cultural Centre.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Canberra day trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Cooma, Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Surveyor's Hill Bed and Breakfast, Mugga-Mugga Cottage, Wee Jasper Reserves
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 15:
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Old Parliament House ©
Old Parliament House
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial

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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Clovelly for some beach relaxation. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nan Tien Temple and St. Mary's Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to North Wollongong Beach in Wollongong (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Canberra to Sydney by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in November, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Wollongong
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Coolangatta Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Robina Town Shopping Centre (in Robina), 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace (in Gold Coast) and Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach). The adventure continues: stroll through Kings Beach, take in the waterfront at Eagle Street Pier, take in the exciting artwork at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip builder .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Brisbane are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Brisbane

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Mooloolaba Beach, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 26:
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

5
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Mbantua Fine Art Gallery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Speed Boats Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Darwin side-trips: Litchfield National Park (Magnetic Termite Mounds & Florence Falls), Litchfield National Park (in Batchelor) and Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Aviation Museum, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, explore the galleries of Outstation Gallery - Aboriginal Art from Art Centres, and take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Darwin trip planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Darwin by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brisbane in November, expect Darwin to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Litchfield National Park, Territory Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Nov 26 — Dec 2:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
Darwin Aviation Museum ©
Darwin Aviation Museum

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