49 days in Australia Itinerary

49 days in Australia Itinerary

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49 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
1
Adelaide
— 21 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  14​h
10
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
11
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Adelaide

21
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Aldinga Beach and Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park. Relax by the water at Horseshoe Bay and Glenelg Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Tanunda (Grant Burge Winery, Rusden Wines, & more), Eden Valley (Flaxman Wines & Fernfield Wines) and Hallett Cove Conservation Park (in Hallett Cove). Dedicate the 29th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Adelaide Oval, admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, learn about winemaking at Kalleske Wines, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia.

For more things to do and more tourist information, use the Adelaide road trip site .

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airport is Adelaide International Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Wineries, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Tanunda, Marananga, Nuriootpa, Glenelg, Williamstown
Find places to stay Sep 14 — Oct 5:
Highlights from your plan
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay

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 6th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Flinders Chase National Park. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation, learn about winemaking at Dudley Cellar Door, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planning website .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the world behind art at GOMA. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, then admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, and then stroll through Moffat Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Brisbane travel route planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Brisbane by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in October, things will get a bit warmer in Brisbane: highs are around 29°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and then take a stroll through The Rocks. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Featherdale Wildlife Park and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sydney travel route planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Floriade, then explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, and then ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Questacon, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then appreciate the history behind Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Canberra road trip website .

You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Canberra at 25°C and lows at 6°C. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums, #Parks, #Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin
Floriade ©
Floriade

3
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.
On the 19th (Fri), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Canberra in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 34°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, then examine the collection at Hartley Street School Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park.

Plan a Alice Springs trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Alice Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in October, Alice Springs is little chillier at night with lows of 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): trek along Kuniya Walk and then explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 27th (Sat), delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Eli Creek and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Fraser Island itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Fraser Island takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October: highs in Fraser Island hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast tour planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Gold Coast in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Cape Byron Lighthouse
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

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