49 days in Australia Itinerary

49 days in Australia Itinerary

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49 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  28​h
1
Jervis Bay
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Katoomba
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Bicheno
— 3 nights
+4
bus + Fly + bus + train + bus:  13​h 30​min
6
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
+3
bus + train + shuttle + Fly:  12​h
7
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
South West Rocks
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
9
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
10
Caloundra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Escape the urban bustle at Hyams Beach and Callala Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mogo Zoo and Kiama Blowhole. Change things up with these side-trips from Jervis Bay: Broulee Island Walk (in Broulee) and Bendalong Beach (in Bendalong). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Blenheim Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Greenfield Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jervis Bay trip maker tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Jervis Bay is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Jervis Bay due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Jervis Bay when traveling from Tel Aviv in November, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Sydney.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bendalong Beach, Kiama Blowhole, Callala Beach, Cabbage Beach, Mogo Zoo
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:
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Hyams Beach ©
Hyams Beach
Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole
Mogo Zoo ©
Mogo Zoo

4
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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Manly Beach and Clovelly Beach. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sydney travel planner .

You can take a train from Jervis Bay to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Jervis Bay in November since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 19:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The National Pass and Megalong Creek Estate. Get in touch with nature at Blue Mountains and Evans Crown. When in Katoomba, make a side trip to see Jenolan Caves in Jenolan Caves, approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, and hike along The Giant Stairway.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Katoomba online trip maker .

Drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Katoomba can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Jenolan Caves, Megalong Creek Estate, The National Pass, Evans Crown
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 22:
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Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway

3
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Get a sense of the local culture at Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Fern Tree. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Australian Convict Sites (in Port Arthur). On the 25th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, and savor the flavors at Cascade Brewery.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Hobart in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Katoomba in November, with highs in Hobart at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bicheno.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Fern Tree, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Richmond Gaol, Australian Convict Sites
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 26:
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

3
nights
Bicheno

Bicheno ©
Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and East Coast Natureworld. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Friendly Beaches. Step out of Bicheno to go to Coles Bay and see Freycinet National Park, which is approximately 44 minutes away.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bicheno trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Bicheno takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Bicheno

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Coles Bay
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mait's Rest and London Bridge. Step out of the city life by going to Loch Ard Gorge and Johanna Beach. Step out of Port Campbell to go to Apollo Bay and see Great Ocean Walk, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Port Campbell trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Bicheno to Port Campbell in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Johanna Beach
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:
Highlights from your plan
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

3
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tacking Point Lighthouse and St Thomas Anglican Church. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Coastal walk. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Macquarie: Elizabeth Beach (in Blueys Beach), Pilot Beach (in Camden Head) and The Green Cathedral (in Elizabeth Beach). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, view the masterpieces at Whitewashed Gallery, and do a tasting at Long Point Vineyard.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Port Macquarie online tour planner .

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Port Macquarie in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to South West Rocks.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

The Green Cathedral, Elizabeth Beach, Whitewashed Gallery, Pilot Beach
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 6:
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
South West Rocks

South West Rocks ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Trial Bay Gaol and Smoky Cape Lighthouse. Step out of the city life by going to Scotts Head Beach and Hat Head National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Nambucca Heads Beach in Nambucca Heads (about 42 minutes away).

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the South West Rocks online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to South West Rocks takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in South West Rocks, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in South West Rocks

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Nambucca Heads Beach, Scotts Head Beach, Hat Head National Park
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Get in touch with nature at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and K'gari. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake McKenzie and Eli Creek.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Fraser Island using our trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from South West Rocks to Fraser Island. When traveling from South West Rocks in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Fraser Island, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Caloundra.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

3
nights
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
Visiting Kings Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Mooloolaba Beach and Bulcock Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Caloundra: Abbey Church (in Caboolture), Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny) and Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore).

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Caloundra day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Caloundra in 7 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 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Caloundra

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Buderim Forest Park, Abbey Church, Kondalilla Falls, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Coolangatta Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Kirra Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Broken Head Nature Reserve (in Broken Head) and Byron Bay (Cape Byron Walking Track & Kayaking & Canoeing). Spend the 20th (Fri) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

Make your Gold Coast itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Caloundra to Gold Coast in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Broken Head Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. Discover out-of-the-way places like Trinity Beach and Balloon Rides. Venture out of the city with trips to Safaris (in Port Douglas), Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Barron Falls) and Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation). Spend the 23rd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 21st (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews and other tourist information, use the Cairns online vacation maker .

Fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in December, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Kuranda, Historic Village Herberton, Trinity Beach, Spas, Safaris
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
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