44 days in Australia Itinerary

44 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive
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Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nelson Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Palm Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Drive
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Byron Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
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Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 3 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Proserpine, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 1 night
Drive to Breakwater Ferry Terminal, Ferry to Magnetic Island
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Magnetic Island
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Townsville, Bus to Port of Airlie, Ferry to Hamilton Island
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Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
Dedicate the 7th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Melbourne journey planning tool.

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from London in June, with highs in Melbourne at 16°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

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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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Sydney holiday planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June, Sydney is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 14:

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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Katoomba is known for nature, trails, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia, trek along The Giant Stairway, get great views at Echo Point Lookout, and take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Katoomba sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Katoomba, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 16:

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Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Oakvale Wildlife Park, see Off-Road Tours, see the interesting displays at Fighter World, then stroll through Bagnalls Beach Reserve, and finally surround yourself with nature on Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, visit a coastal fixture at Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head, and finally stroll around Barry Park.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nelson Bay trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Katoomba to Nelson Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Nelson Bay sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Palm Beach.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:

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Palm Beach

Palm Beach is a suburb in the northern beaches region of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Tobruk Sydney and then sample the tasty concoctions at Block 'n Tackle Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Narrabeen Lagoon State Park, then visit a coastal fixture at Barrenjoey Lighthouse, and finally take some stellar pictures from Marie Byles Lookout.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Palm Beach trip planner.

You can drive from Nelson Bay to Palm Beach in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Palm Beach are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Palm Beach

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:

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Port Macquarie

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Spend the 23rd (Thu) in the animal kingdom at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park. There's much more to do: stroll through Coastal walk, examine the collection at Roto House, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Port Macquarie trip maker site.

You can drive from Palm Beach to Port Macquarie in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Palm Beach in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:

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Byron Bay

Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Go for a jaunt from Byron Bay to Murwillumbah to see Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, let the kids burn off some steam at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, and take in the exciting artwork at Craig Parry Photography.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Byron Bay online vacation builder.

Drive from Port Macquarie to Byron Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Port Macquarie in June, expect nights in Byron Bay to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:

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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.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park, catch some excitement at Infinity Attraction, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, and take in the exciting artwork at Anthea Polson Art.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip planning tool.

You can drive from Byron Bay to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:

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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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner.

Drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:

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Fraser Island

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Fraser Island Day Spa. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In July in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:

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Airlie Beach

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.
On the 6th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then look for gifts at Into The Blue Gallery, then browse the exhibits of Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Airlie Beach day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Airlie Beach in 13.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in July, Airlie Beach is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

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Magnetic Island

Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): look for gifts at Arcadia Store, enjoy the sand and surf at Geoffrey Bay, and then cast your line with Magnetic Island Time Cruises. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on Bungalow Bay Koala Village and then head off the coast to Magnetic Island Forts Walk.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Magnetic Island trip planner.

Getting from Airlie Beach to Magnetic Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Airlie Beach in July, you will find days in Magnetic Island are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are slightly colder (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

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Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Hamilton Island is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Passage Peak, go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and get outside with Jetryder.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hamilton Island trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Magnetic Island to Hamilton Island takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. When traveling from Magnetic Island in July, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Hamilton Island: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:

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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.
On the 13th (Wed), see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then look for gifts at With Sugar.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas online visit planner.

Getting from Hamilton Island to Port Douglas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Hamilton Island in July, expect nights in Port Douglas to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

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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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 15th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Cairns sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July in Cairns, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.

Blue Mountains travel guide

4.6
World heritage site · Lookouts · Mountains
Cloaked by a natural blue haze that lingers above vast eucalypt forests and rugged sandstone tablelands, Blue Mountains remain Australia's most accessible World Heritage-listed wilderness within a two-hour drive from Sidney. Equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and avid nature lovers, a trip to Blue Mountains places you near canyons, waterfalls, underground caves, and limestone formations that date back at least 340 million years. Fresh mountain air serves as a perfect stimulus for numerous exhilarating activities and adventure sports. Hiking, bushwalking, rock climbing, canyoning, and abseiling rank among top things to do in Blue Mountains. The region's many festivals and rich Aboriginal heritage add a dash of culture to primarily nature-oriented Blue Mountains vacations.

Port Stephens travel guide

4.3
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Wildlife Areas · Landmarks