47 days in Australia Itinerary

47 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

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Adelaide
— 3 nights
Foot to Adelaide, Fly to Kangaroo Island
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Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
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Albany
— 2 nights
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Margaret River
— 3 nights
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Port Hedland
— 2 nights
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Darwin
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
Bus to Mackay, Fly to Hervey Bay
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Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
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Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Fraser Island Kingfisher Bay, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 4 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Sydney
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Adelaide

— 3 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Escape the urban bustle at Henley Beach and Thorndon Park. Get a sense of the local culture at State Library of South Australia and Migration Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: McLaren Vale (Hugh Hamilton Wines, Wirra Wirra Vineyards, &more). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with Diving Adelaide and pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Cathedral.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide day trip website.

Kosice, Slovakia to Adelaide is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8.5 hours traveling from Kosice to Adelaide. Traveling from Kosice in October, things will get a bit warmer in Adelaide: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Kangaroo Island

— 4 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary and Kelly Hill Caves. Escape the urban bustle at Emu Bay Fishing Charters and Stokes Beach. There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits, stroll through Little Sahara, experience rural life at Will's Rare Breeds Farm, and surround yourself with nature on Kangaroo Island Wilderness Tours.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Albany

— 2 nights
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Elephant Rocks, then learn about winemaking at Singlefile Wines, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then kick back and relax at Salmon Holes.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Albany trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Albany takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Margaret River

— 3 nights
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Escape the urban bustle at Yallingup Beach and Surfers Point. Explore hidden gems such as Gnarabup Beach and Amelia Park Wines. Step out of Margaret River with an excursion to Smiths Beach in Yallingup--about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Caves Road, enjoy the sand and surf at Margaret River Mouth Beach, explore the galleries of Vasse Felix Winery, and take in the exciting artwork at JahRoc Galleries.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Margaret River online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Hedland.

Things to do in Margaret River

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Port Hedland

— 2 nights
Port Hedland is the second largest town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, with an estimated urban population of 15,191, including the satellite town of South Hedland, 18 km away. On the 29th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Town Observation Tower, then get a taste of the local shopping with Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery, and then see the interesting displays at Don Rhodes Mining Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Dalgety House Museum and then kick back and relax at Spoil Bank.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Port Hedland tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Margaret River to Port Hedland with the Route module. In October in Port Hedland, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 31st (Tue), you'll travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Port Hedland

Museums · Shopping · Beaches · Parks

Darwin

— 3 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Take a break from the city and head to Speed Boats Tours and Safaris. Explore hidden gems such as Defence of Darwin Experience and Mbantua Fine Art Gallery. Take a break from Darwin with a short trip to Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve in Humpty Doo, about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Darwin trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Port Hedland to Darwin. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Port Hedland to Darwin. Traveling from Port Hedland in November, expect nights in Darwin to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 39°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Mala Walk. Get in touch with nature at Uluru and Walpa Gorge. The adventure continues: trek along Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip website.

Fly from Darwin to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Darwin in November since evenings lows in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park dip to 22°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Cairns

— 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Samurai Gallery Australia, and then take a tour by water with Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cairns road trip planning site.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November: highs in Cairns hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Airlie Beach

— 4 nights

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Step off the beaten path and head to Horseshoe Bay and Catseye Beach. Get outdoors at Hamilton Island Golf Club and Whitsunday Crocodile Safari. Change things up with a short trip to Cape Hillsborough National Park in Cape Hillsborough (about 1h 40 min away). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get outside with Turtle Tours, and trek along Whitsunday Great Walk.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Airlie Beach itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. You will leave for Hervey Bay on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Hervey Bay

— 3 nights
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mary Ann Steam Locomotive and Bond Store Museum. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Esplanade will get you outdoors. Take a break from Hervey Bay with a short trip to Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum in Maryborough, about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Burrum Heads Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Ocean Therapies Massage and Wellness Centre, and examine the collection at Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hervey Bay trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay in 10.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Airlie Beach in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hervey Bay, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Fraser Island

— 4 nights
We've included these beaches for you: Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Get in touch with nature at Lake McKenzie and Champagne Pools.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. On the 21st (Tue), you'll travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Sydney

— 3 nights

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.
Visit Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Bondi Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Bondi to Coogee Walk and Bronte Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, visit Darling Harbour, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney vacation planner.

Getting from Fraser Island to Sydney by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Fraser Island in November: highs in Sydney hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to fly to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hobart

— 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): kick back and relax at Long Beach, then stroll through Kingston Beach, and then sample the fine beverages at Lark Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): wander the streets of Sullivans Cove, then stroll through Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Hobart trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Hobart takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in November: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Melbourne

— 3 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Brighton Beach and Melbourne Museum. Australian Sports Museum and Old Treasury Building are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, try to win big at Flemington Racecourse, and indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip app.

You can fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Hobart in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.