49 days in Australia Itinerary

49 days in Australia Itinerary

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49 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  26​h
1
Melbourne
— 12 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 13 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 12 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  5​h
4
Hamilton Island
— 4 nights
Travel:  3​h
5
Hayman Island
— 1 night
Travel:  2​h 45​min
6
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  2​h 45​min
7
Long Island
— 1 night
Fly:  35​h
End: Barcelona

12
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Relax by the water at Eastern Beach Reserve and St. Kilda Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Museum and Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), Daylesford (Convent Gallery & Lake Daylesford) and Torquay (The Great Ocean Road & Bells Beach). Spend the 2nd (Wed) exploring nature at Point Nepean National Park. Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring nature at Point Addis Marine National Park. There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Ballarat, enjoy the sand and surf at Brighton Beach, identify plant and animal life at Ballarat Wildlife Park, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip planning app .

Barcelona, Spain to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Barcelona to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in September, you will find days in Melbourne are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are colder (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Torquay, Ballarat, Daylesford, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Sep 24 — Oct 6:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Lake Daylesford ©
Lake Daylesford

13
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kiama Blowhole and Palm Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Shelly Beach (in Manly), Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal) and Gosford Classic Car Museum (in Gosford). Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in October; daily highs in Sydney reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Gosford Classic Car Museum, Marist Wines, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

12
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.
Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard and Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Coolangatta Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Byron Bay (Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Belongil Beach, & more), Broken Head (Broken Head Beach & Broken Head Nature Reserve) and Lennox Head Beach (in Lennox Head). Spend the 22nd (Tue) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at Springbrook National Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Climb, stroll through Lighthouse Beach, and take in the awesome beauty at Tamborine Mountain.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. October in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Broken Head, Lennox Head Beach, Lighthouse Beach, Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

4
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Catseye Beach and Hamilton Island Golf Club. Step out of the city life by going to Jetryder and Alani Charters. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, don't miss a visit to Passage Peak, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wild life Hamilton Island, and get your game on at Sports Club.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hamilton Island visit planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Gold Coast to Hamilton Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Gold Coast in October, Hamilton Island is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hayman Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:
Highlights from your plan
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak

1
night
Hayman Island

Hayman Island
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Hiking & Bushwalks One&Only Hayman Island.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hayman Island road trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hamilton Island to Hayman Island. In November in Hayman Island, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Hayman Island

Wildlife Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 5:

2
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 6th (Wed), explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Whitsunday Island trip maker tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hayman Island to Whitsunday Island. Traveling from Hayman Island in November, Whitsunday Island is little chillier at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Long Island.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

1
night
Long Island

Long Island ©
On the 8th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Molle Islands National Park.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Long Island trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Whitsunday Island to Long Island. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Long Island, with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Long Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Molle Islands National Park ©
Molle Islands National Park

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