42 days in Australia Itinerary

42 days in Australia Itinerary

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42 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  25 h
1
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Wisemans Ferry
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
8
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
9
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Frankfurt

4
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.
Visiting Blowhole Beach and Carrickalinga Beach will get you outdoors. Visit Horseshoe Bay and Boomer Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Beerenberg Farm (in Hahndorf), Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach) and Morgan Beach (in Cape Jervis). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, kick back and relax at Seacliff Beach, learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Semaphore Beach.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide day trip planning tool .

Frankfurt, Germany to Adelaide is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Frankfurt to Adelaide, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Frankfurt in January: high temperatures in Adelaide hover around 34°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Elliot, Morgan Beach, Blowhole Beach, Semaphore Beach, Henley Beach
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach

2
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 21st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, then identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and then admire all the interesting features of Island Pure Sheep Dairy. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Trails
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of the city life by going to Eastern Beach Reserve and Bells Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see 13th Beach in Barwon Heads, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, wander the streets of Collins St/Swanston St, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and contemplate the long history of St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, ferry, and car. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Eastern Beach Reserve, Bells Beach, 13th Beach
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Raspins Beach and Seven Mile Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Kingston Beach and Bellerive Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Port Arthur (Cape Raoul & Port Arthur Historic Site) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Franklin River Nature Trail, do a tasting at Puddleduck Vineyard, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and admire the striking features of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church.

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

Fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect nights in Hobart to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Wisemans Ferry.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, Port Arthur, Franklin River Nature Trail, Seven Mile Beach, Raspins Beach
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan
Sullivans Cove ©
Sullivans Cove
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Puddleduck Vineyard ©
Puddleduck Vineyard

2
nights
Wisemans Ferry

Wisemans Ferry ©
Escape the urban bustle at Terrigal Beach and Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures. Petersons Wines and Savannah Estate Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wisemans Ferry: Ettalong Beach (in Ettalong Beach), Catherine Hill Bay Beach (in Catherine Hill Bay) and Ocean Beach (in Umina Beach).

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Wisemans Ferry trip builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hobart to Wisemans Ferry. Traveling from Hobart in February, expect Wisemans Ferry to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Wisemans Ferry

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mount View, Ocean Beach, Terrigal Beach, Catherine Hill Bay Beach, Ettalong Beach
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures ©

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get some cultural insight at The National Pass and Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Wentworth Falls and Abercrombie Caves. And it doesn't end there: trek along The Giant Stairway, explore the stunning scenery at Pulpit Rock Lookout, tour in harmony with nature at Eco Tours, and explore the activities along Wentworth Falls Lake.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Katoomba online tour planner .

Drive from Wisemans Ferry to Katoomba in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains National Park, Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Abercrombie Caves
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Coogee Beach and Shelly Beach. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Macquarie Pass National Park in Albion Park--about 1h 45 min away. Spend the 8th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Manly Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, identify plant and animal life at North Head Sanctuary, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Manly, Macquarie Pass National Park, Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

5
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 discover tucked-away gems like Burleigh Head National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. We've included these beaches for you: Kirra Beach and Greenmount Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Lennox Head Beach (in Lennox Head), Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Byron Bay (Stone and Wood Brewery & Belongil Beach). Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. There's much more to do: stroll through Kurrawa Beach, enjoy the sea views from Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, and kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Lennox Head Beach
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bulcock Beach and Maroochydore Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at West End and Queen Street Mall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach), Kondalilla Falls (in Montville) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mooloolaba). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Albert Street Uniting Church, and make a trip to Boggo Road Gaol.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Caloundra, Maroochydore Beach, Kondalilla Falls, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach
Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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