42 days in Australia Itinerary

42 days in Australia Itinerary

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Perth
— 2 nights
2
Yallingup
— 2 nights
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
4
Daylesford
— 2 nights
5
Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
6
Adelaide
— 2 nights
7
New Norfolk
— 2 nights
8
Sydney
— 4 nights
9
Brisbane
— 3 nights
10
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
11
Cairns
— 3 nights
12
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
13
Talbot Bay
— 3 nights
14
Kununurra
— 2 nights

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Perth trip itinerary builder site.

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Perth is 8 hours. In January, Perth is much hotter than London - with highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Yallingup.

Things to do in Perth

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
The Bell Tower ©
The Bell Tower
Aspects of Kings Park ©
Aspects of Kings Park
Fraser Avenue Lookout ©
Fraser Avenue Lookout

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Yallingup

Yallingup ©
Situated right at the southwestern tip of Australia, the town of Yallingup lies on the shore of the Indian Ocean.
Injidup Natural Spa has been added to your itinerary. On the 4th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Naturaliste Walking Trails, enjoy the sea views from Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, stop by House of Cards Wines, learn about winemaking at Cape Grace Wines, then learn about winemaking at Fermoy Estate Wines, and finally kick back and relax at Smiths Beach. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of The Studio Gallery, then browse the exhibits of Yallingup Galleries, then contemplate the waterfront views at Injidup Natural Spa, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Injidup Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yallingup travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Perth to Yallingup in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Yallingup

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Naturaliste Walking Trails, Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, Cape Grace Wines
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Smiths Beach ©
Smiths Beach
Injidup Beach ©
Injidup Beach
Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse ©
Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Patrick's Cathedral and ArtVo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St Paul's Cathedral and Australian Sports Museum. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at St Kilda Pier, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yallingup to Melbourne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yallingup to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Melbourne are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Daylesford.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

St Kilda Pier
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
St Kilda Pier ©
St Kilda Pier

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Daylesford

Daylesford ©
Known for its natural spring mineral spas, Daylesford is a rejuvenating spot to take the waters and sample local wine.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Passing Clouds Winery, browse the exhibits of Clayfire Gallery Daylesford, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Church, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Daylesford day trip planner.

Drive from Melbourne to Daylesford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Daylesford sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Daylesford

Shopping · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Clayfire Gallery Daylesford ©
Clayfire Gallery Daylesford
Spas
Lake Daylesford ©
Lake Daylesford

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Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Reef 2 Ridge and Patrick of Coonawarra. Do some cultural sightseeing at Balnaves of Coonawarra and Majella Wines Coonawarra. Get out of town with these interesting Mount Gambier side-trips: Coonawarra (Whistle Post Estate, The Blok Coonawarra, &more) and Koonara Wines (in Penola). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at The Valley Lake, brush up on your military savvy at Mount Gambier Rsl War Museum, let the kids burn off some steam at Valley Lake Conservation Park, and Head underground at Cave Gardens.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mount Gambier planner.

Drive from Daylesford to Mount Gambier in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Daylesford to Mount Gambier due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Mount Gambier can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Coonawarra, Koonara Wines
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
The Railway Lands ©
The Railway Lands
Reef 2 Ridge ©
Reef 2 Ridge
Whistle Post Estate ©
Whistle Post Estate

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Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, then get lost in a book at State Library of South Australia, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Xavier Cathedral.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Adelaide online journey planner.

You can fly from Mount Gambier to Adelaide in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mount Gambier in January: high temperatures in Adelaide hover around 34°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to New Norfolk.

Things to do in Adelaide

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
State Library of South Australia ©
State Library of South Australia

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New Norfolk

New Norfolk ©
New Norfolk is a town on the Derwent River, in the south-east of Tasmania, Australia. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Pulpit Rock Lookout, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then learn about winemaking at Every Man and His Dog Vineyard, and finally do a tasting at Moorilla Estate Winery.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New Norfolk road trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Adelaide to New Norfolk. Traveling from Adelaide to New Norfolk, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, New Norfolk is little chillier than Adelaide - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in New Norfolk

Wildlife · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Mount Field National Park, Every Man and His Dog Vineyard, Moorilla Estate Winery, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Lawrenny Estate Distillery
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Lady Barron Falls ©
Lady Barron Falls
Every Man and His Dog Vineyard ©
Every Man and His Dog Vineyard

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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.
Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Tamarama Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Bronte Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly Beach, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from New Norfolk to Sydney. Traveling from New Norfolk in January, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Manly, Bondi, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Bronte Beach
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Tamarama Beach ©
Tamarama Beach

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Golden Door Day Spa. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) and Queensland Maritime Museum. Visiting Federation Walk Coastal Reserve and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Gold Coast
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) ©
Boggo Road Gaol (Jail)
Queensland Maritime Museum ©
Queensland Maritime Museum

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Uplift Watersports and Blue Adventures Wildlife & Rainforest Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Opal Reef and The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, stop by Moonglow Jewellery, and get engrossed in the history at Port Douglas Court House Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas road trip planning site.

You can fly from Brisbane to Port Douglas in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Uplift Watersports ©
Uplift Watersports
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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Cairns

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at St Monica's Cathedral and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns. Escape the urban bustle at Crystal Cascades and Photography Tours. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach, admire the natural beauty at Munro Martin Parklands, go for a walk through Red Arrow Walk, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Yorkeys Knob Beach, Red Arrow Walk, Crystal Cascades
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan
Yorkeys Knob Beach ©
Yorkeys Knob Beach
Crystal Cascades ©
Crystal Cascades
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

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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.
On the 2nd (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge and then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and then explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cairns in February: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Talbot Bay.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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Talbot Bay

Talbot Bay ©
You've now added Horizontal Falls to your itinerary.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Talbot Bay trip itinerary builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Talbot Bay with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Talbot Bay is minus 1.5 hours. On the 8th (Wed), you're off to Kununurra.

Things to do in Talbot Bay

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Horizontal Falls ©
Horizontal Falls

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Kununurra

Kununurra ©
A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Wyndham Port and Jetty and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Drysdale River National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kununurra trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Talbot Bay to Kununurra. In February, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kununurra

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Wyndham Port and Jetty
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Kangaroo Haven ©
Kangaroo Haven
Artlandish Aboriginal Art Gallery ©
Artlandish Aboriginal Art Gallery
Ivanhoe Crossing ©
Ivanhoe Crossing

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