48 days in Australia Itinerary

48 days in Australia Itinerary

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48 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bogota
Fly:  27​h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
3
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Mooloolaba
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
8
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
9
Blackheath
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Bogota

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Family-friendly places like Melbourne Zoo and Old Melbourne Gaol will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens, and get your game on at Zero Latency.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne journey planner.

Bogota, Colombia to Melbourne is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Bogota to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. In June, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Bogota - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 21:
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and hike along Kuniya Walk.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Melbourne in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Bring the kids along to Anbangbang Billabong and Yellow Water. Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, and hike along Bilkbilkmi / Graveside Gorge.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) holiday builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29:
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge ©
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site

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.
Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wonga Beach, and head outdoors with Horses in Port.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Cape Tribulation Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Tribulation side-trips: Cow Bay (Cow Bay Beach & Daintree Discovery Centre). Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, stroll through Thornton Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cow Bay
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 7:
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Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Spend the 9th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground.

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Traveling by bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 11:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Bring the kids along to Mooloolaba Beach and Noosa Main Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mooloolaba: Noosa National Park (in Noosa), Mount Ngungun (in Glass House Mountains) and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the striking landscape at Mount Coolum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and stop by MaisyMoo.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mooloolaba trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Cairns to Mooloolaba in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, Mooloolaba is little chillier than Cairns - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Noosa, Mount Coolum, Mount Ngungun, MaisyMoo, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kids will appreciate attractions like Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fraser Island road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Mooloolaba to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

3
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Coachwood Glen Nature Trail and Pulpit Rock Lookout. Change things up with these side-trips from Blackheath: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Blue Mountains (in Katoomba). On the 21st (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, get great views at The Three Sisters, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and hike along The Giant Stairway.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Blackheath road trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fraser Island to Blackheath. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Fraser Island in July, with highs in Blackheath at 20°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Perry's Lookdown ©
Perry's Lookdown
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

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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.
Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Powerhouse Museum. Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take a stroll through The Rocks, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

You can drive from Blackheath to Sydney in 2 hours. Traveling from Blackheath in July, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
Find places to stay Jul 23 — Aug 1:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

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