48 days in Australia Itinerary

48 days in Australia Itinerary

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48 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  22 h 15 min
1
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Leura
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h
6
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h
8
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
9
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Paris

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Jim Gordon VC Trail (in Gingin). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Claremont, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

Plan my day in Perth using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Paris, France to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in February, things will get much warmer in Perth: highs are around 38°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Fremantle, Lake Claremont, Jim Gordon VC Trail
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 18:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

2
nights
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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, don't miss a visit to Field of Light, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning website .

Getting from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in February, things will get a bit warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 43°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 21:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

7
nights
Melbourne

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 Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee (about 42 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 32°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 28:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, wander the streets of The Rocks, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney route planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in February, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 6:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

5
nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Explore Leura's surroundings by going to Bilpin (Pine Crest Orchard, Hillbilly Cider, &more) and Dryridge Estate (in Megalong Valley). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, do a tasting at Megalong Creek Estate, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and hike along The Giant Stairway.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Leura trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Sydney to Leura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Leura when traveling from Sydney in March, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bilpin, Blackheath, Wentworth Falls, Megalong Valley
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 11:
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Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Lord Howe Island is known for beaches, trails, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Leura to Lord Howe Island takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 14:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Mooloolaba (SunJet Simulations & Mooloolaba Beach), Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach) and Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage (in Buderim). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip tool .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. In March in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Caloundra Lighthouses, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay), Tranquility Falls (in Daintree) and Cape Tribulation (Cape Trib Farm & Myall Beach). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, stroll through Wonga Beach, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas journey planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Brisbane to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in March, Port Douglas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Tranquility Falls, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Wonga Beach
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 24:
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a memorable tour with Tours, and cool off at Cairns Wake park.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read Cairns day trip planner.

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Barron Gorge National Park
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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