48 days in Australia Itinerary

48 days in Australia Itinerary

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Perth
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
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Launceston
— 2 nights
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Newcastle
— 1 night
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Gold Coast
— 3 nights
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights

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Perth

Perth ©

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and appreciate the history behind State War Memorial.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Perth online journey planner.

Birmingham, UK to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Birmingham to Perth, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Perth is much hotter than Birmingham - with highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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World heritage site
Fremantle Prison
4.6
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Water Body
Swan River
4.7

5
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Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay (about 1h 35 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the collection at State Library Victoria, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip planning website.

You can fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in January, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

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Zoo
Melbourne Zoo
4.2

2
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Launceston

The Heart of Tasmania

Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then stroll around City Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston route builder website.

You can fly from Melbourne to Launceston in 3 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 Launceston to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Launceston

Tours · Wildlife · Parks · Wineries
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
5.0
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Wildlife Area
Cataract Gorge Reserve
4.7

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): trek along Three Capes Track and then contemplate the waterfront views at Stewarts Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): explore the activities along Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur day trip website.

You can drive from Launceston to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In January in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Must see
Three Capes Track
4.9
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World heritage site
Port Arthur Historic Site
4.6
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Water Body
Stewarts Bay
5.0

3
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Hobart

Hobart ©

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and kick back and relax at Kingston Beach.

To find maps and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Mountain
Mount Wellington
4.8

5
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Sydney

Sydney ©

The Harbour City

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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sydney driving holiday tool.

Getting from Hobart to Sydney by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hobart in January; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 5:
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Hiking Trail
Bondi to Coogee Walk
4.8

1
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Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): walk around Speers Point Park, get great views at Shepherds Hill Fort, go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk, then take in the waterfront activity at Watt Street Wharf, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Newcastle tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sydney to Newcastle in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In February in Newcastle, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Scenic Walking Area
Newcastle Memorial Walk
4.8
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.6

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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.
When in Gold Coast, make a side trip to see Watersports Guru in Kingscliff, approximately Kingscliff away. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Sea World Theme Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, and cool off at Dreamworld.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip website.

Traveling by flight from Newcastle to Gold Coast takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Watersports Guru
4.8

4
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Brisbane

Brisbane ©

Australia's New World City

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & SunJet Simulations), Caloundra Regional Art Gallery (in Caloundra) and Podie Pie (in Nambour). There's still lots to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip planner.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Entertainment Center
SunJet Simulations
5.0

3
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art Uluru, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and don't miss a visit to Field of Light.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in February, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 43°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 16:
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World heritage site
Uluru
4.6
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Hiking Trail
Kuniya Walk
4.8

4
nights
Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Palm Cove Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and look for gifts at OK Gift Shop.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cairns day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
4.7

4
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Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Tribulation: Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Cow Bay Beach, &more), Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Daintree Tea (in Daintree). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Thornton Beach, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Daintree National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Beach
Myall Beach
4.8
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Science Museum
Daintree Discovery Centre
3.8

5
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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.
Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Daintree (Tranquility Falls & Elizas Gallery). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas day trip planning site.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by car takes about 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 24 — Mar 1:
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World heritage site
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.8
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Safari
Safaris
4.9

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