45 days in Australia Itinerary

45 days in Australia Itinerary

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45 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Redcliffe
Drive:  22​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Canberra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Redcliffe

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire all the interesting features of The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and make a trip to Green Island.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns day trip tool .

Redcliffe to Cairns is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 8:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Port Douglas

Port Douglas ©
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan), Myall Beach (in Cape Tribulation) and Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef, and get outside with Horses in Port.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas route maker app .

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 13:
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, trek along Kuniya Walk, and identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles.

Plan a trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Douglas in February: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 16:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

3
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Perth online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, with highs in Perth at 38°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

4
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 find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Raspins Beach (in Orford) and Port Arthur (Three Capes Track & Port Arthur Historic Site). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, and get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart attractions planning website .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Hobart takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST) is 2 hours. In February, Hobart is a bit cooler than Perth - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Raspins Beach, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Kingston Beach, Richmond Bridge
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

7
nights
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 Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in February, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Feb 24 — Mar 2:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
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.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, nature, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Canberra route website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Canberra sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 5:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

5
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, get great views at Govetts Leap, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Katoomba trip builder app .

Drive from Canberra to Katoomba in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Canberra in March, Katoomba is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Leura, Blackheath, Jenolan Caves, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Bilpin Cider Company
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 10:
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Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

7
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip planner .

Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In March in Sydney, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 17:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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