49 days in Australia Itinerary

49 days in Australia Itinerary

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49 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Alice Springs
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
5
Kangaroo Island
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Adelaide
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Zurich

6
nights
Cairns

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Village Herberton and Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio. Head to Tolga Woodworks Gallery & Cafe and With Sugarfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Emu Ridge Gallery), Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). Spend the 20th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Anzac Park, take in the exciting artwork at Doongal Aboriginal Art, and look for gifts at Cairns Central Shopping Centre.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary maker app .

Zurich, Switzerland to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Zurich to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Tolga, Kuranda, Sugarworld Waterpark, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 21:
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and Yubu Napa Art Gallery. Let the collections at Talapi and The Residency capture your imagination. Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Owen Springs Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, explore the world behind art at Araluen Cultural Precinct, get great views at Anzac Hill, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Alice Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cairns, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Alice Springs, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 26:
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kata Tjuta and Walkatjara Art. Let the collections at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Wintjiri Arts + Museum capture your imagination. The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

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Getting from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. July in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru ©
Uluru

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.
Let the collections at Art Gallery of Ballarat and Melbourne Museum capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to St Anne's Winery (in Bacchus Marsh), Jodee Creations (in Mount Evelyn) and Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery (in Yarra Glen). And it doesn't end there: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, wander the streets of Degraves Street, and buy something for everyone on your list at Melbourne Central.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Shopping, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Spas & Wellness, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, Ballan Farmers Market, St Anne's Winery, Portal 108
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 5:
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Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

6
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Head to Drift On Bliss and Kangaroo Island Spinners & Weaversfor plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation and George's 40,000 Castle Lights. Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Island Beach, see the interesting displays at Hope Cottage, and stop by The Oyster Farm Shop.

You can plan Kangaroo Island trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, car, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

7
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.
Get some historical perspective at Adelaide Oval and North Terrace. You'll explore and learn at Clare Valley Art Gallery and Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Harvest the Fleurieu (in Mount Compass), Paulett Wines (in Polish Hill River) and Thorn-Clarke Wines (in Angaston). The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, contemplate the long history of Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, and stop by Mintaro Wines.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Adelaide itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Shopping, #Wineries, #Museums

Side Trips

Clare, Sevenhill, Mintaro, Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, Henley Beach
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 18:
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Adelaide Central Market ©
Adelaide Central Market
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

6
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 Burleigh Heads Beach and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. Let the collections at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Art on Cairncross capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Surfers Paradise (Infinity Attraction & Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise), Robina Town Shopping Centre (in Robina) and Biggera Waters (Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre & Souvenirs Direct). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at The Oasis Shopping Centre, browse the fresh offerings at Sanctuary Markets, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Brisbane vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Adelaide to Brisbane in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Adelaide in August, expect nights in Brisbane to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Shopping, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Biggera Waters, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, Sanctuary Markets
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 25:
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

5
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.
Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and St Thomas Becket Church are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Captain Chocolate (in Jannali) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in August, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Captain Chocolate, Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 30:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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