45 days in Australia Itinerary

45 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Lorne
— 6 nights
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Adelaide
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Darwin
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
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Fraser Island
— 3 nights
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
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Byron Bay
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights

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Melbourne

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Museum and Melbourne Central. Get in touch with nature at St. Kilda Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Panorama Garden Estate (in Boneo) and Koala Conservation Centre (in Cowes). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take a stroll around Federation Square, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip tool.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Melbourne International Airport. October in Melbourne sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lorne.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. You'll get in some beach time at Lorne Beach and Bells Beach. Visiting The Great Ocean Road and Gibsons Steps will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lorne: Port Campbell (Loch Ard Gorge, Apostle Whey Cheese, &more), Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway) and Dinny Goonan Wines (in Bambra). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Erskine Falls, take an in-depth tour of Great Ocean Road Story, stroll through Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, and take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lorne trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Melbourne to Lorne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Lorne can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Lorne

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): shop like a local with Rundle Mall, contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, then explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip planner.

Getting from Lorne to Adelaide by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Lorne to Adelaide. Traveling from Lorne in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Adelaide, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Adelaide

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Rundle Mall
Rundle Mall
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

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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.
For shopping fun, head to Walkatjara Art Uluru or Wintjiri Arts + Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Uluru and Valley of the Winds. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk.

To see reviews and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning website.

You can fly from Adelaide to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in October: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 38°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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Darwin

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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mindil Beach. Appreciate the collections at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Defence of Darwin Experience. Step out of Darwin to go to Adelaide River and see Adelaide River War Cemetery, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Darwin trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Darwin in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October since evenings lows in Darwin dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic Village Herberton and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Village Gallery and Humpy Nut World. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Palm Cove Beach about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, browse the collection at Cairns Library, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cairns holiday planner.

Fly from Darwin to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Darwin to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Darwin in October: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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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 27th (Sun), look for gifts at With Sugar, take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery, and then take an in-depth tour of Port Douglas Court House Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

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Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Escape the urban bustle at Catseye Beach and Hamilton Island Golf Club. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, join the crowd at Go-Kart Racing Track, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wild life Hamilton Island, and have some family-friendly fun at Sports Club.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hamilton Island trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Hamilton Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hamilton Island, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 25°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Golf
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Art Gallery ©
Hamilton Island Art Gallery
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Relax by the water at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Visiting Sandy Cape Lighthouse and Boomanjin lake will get you outdoors.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Hamilton Island to Fraser Island takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Expect little chillier evenings in Fraser Island when traveling from Hamilton Island in November, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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Brisbane

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, then explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, and finally look for gifts at Noosa Chocolate Factory. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and then stroll through Mooloolaba Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Brisbane visit planner.

Getting from Fraser Island to Brisbane by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. November in Brisbane sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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Byron Bay

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Cape Byron Walking Track. Relax by the water at Wategos Beach and Belongil Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Stone & Wood Brewery, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and experience rural life at The Farm Byron Bay.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Byron Bay driving holiday website.

You can drive from Brisbane to Byron Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Byron Bay when traveling from Brisbane in November, with lows around 18°C. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Sydney

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Mrs Macquarie's Chair. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley), Gallery One88 (in Katoomba) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, browse the exhibits of Brett Whiteley Studio, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Byron Bay to Sydney in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Byron Bay in November: highs in Sydney hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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