42 days in Australia Itinerary

42 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip builder

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Perth
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yallingup
— 2 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive
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Daylesford
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
Fly
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Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly to Hobart International Airport, Drive to New Norfolk
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New Norfolk
— 2 nights
Drive to Hobart International Airport, Fly to Sydney
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Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Talbot Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kununurra
— 2 nights
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Perth

— 2 nights

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.
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 · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:

Yallingup

— 2 nights
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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): stroll through Cape Naturaliste Walking Trails, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, learn about winemaking at House of Cards Wines, learn about winemaking at Cape Grace Wines, then do a tasting at Fermoy Estate, and finally kick back and relax at Smiths Beach. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at The Studio Gallery, then get a taste of the local shopping with 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 drive; or 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 · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:

Melbourne

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Kilda Beach and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Visiting Balloon Rides and Frankston Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park in Pearcedale (about 1 hour away). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at ArtVo, stroll through St Kilda Pier, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Thomas Aquinas' Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at CrossCulture Church.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne itinerary planning site.

Getting from Yallingup to Melbourne by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. In January in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Daylesford.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:

Daylesford

— 2 nights
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, get a taste of the local shopping with Clayfire Gallery Daylesford, then contemplate in the serene 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 drive; or 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 fly to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Daylesford

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:

Mount Gambier

— 2 nights
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 Majella Wines Coonawarra. Do some cultural sightseeing at Balnaves of Coonawarra and Patrick of Coonawarra. Get out of town with these interesting Mount Gambier side-trips: Koonara Wines (in Penola) and Coonawarra (Whistle Post Estate, The Blok Coonawarra, &more). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Cave Gardens, 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 explore the activities along The Valley Lake.

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 drive; 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 fly to Adelaide.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:

Adelaide

— 2 nights
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.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Mount Gambier to Adelaide in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mount Gambier in January; daily highs in Adelaide reach 34°C and lows reach 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:

New Norfolk

— 2 nights
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 stroll through 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, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our New Norfolk trip itinerary planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Adelaide to New Norfolk. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to New Norfolk is 0.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Adelaide in January, with highs in New Norfolk at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in New Norfolk

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:

Sydney

— 4 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.
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 Shelly Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarama Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Head Sanctuary, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

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 fly to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 23:

Brisbane

— 3 nights

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.
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 Federation Walk Coastal Reserve. Get a sense of the local culture at Queensland Maritime Museum and Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel). Spend the 26th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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 fly; or drive; or take a bus. 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 the flight to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:

Port Douglas

— 3 nights
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 Opal Reef and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Uplift Watersports and Blue Adventures Wildlife & Rainforest Tours. There's still lots to do: soak in some Japanese tradition at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio, get the adrenaline pumping with Updraught Microlights and Hang Gliders, take an in-depth tour of Port Douglas Court House Museum, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Port Douglas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Crystal Cascades and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Esplanade Boardwalk and Red Arrow Walk. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cairns Aquarium, and walk around Munro Martin Parklands.

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 drive; or 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 by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 1:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 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.
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. Other options are to fly; or 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 · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 4:

Talbot Bay

— 3 nights
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

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 8:
Highlights from your trip

Kununurra

— 2 nights
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 fly back home.

Things to do in Kununurra

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 10:

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.