45 days in Australia Itinerary

45 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
2
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
5
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
6
Port Campbell
— 1 night
7
Torquay
— 2 nights
8
Melbourne
— 5 nights
9
Hobart
— 2 nights
10
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
11
Katoomba
— 4 nights
12
Sydney
— 6 nights

4
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Get in touch with nature at Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree National Park. Step out of Cape Tribulation to go to Cow Bay and see Walu Wugirriga Lookout, which is approximately 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, hike along Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail, and stroll through Myall Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation online tour planner.

Toronto, Canada to Cape Tribulation is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Toronto to Cape Tribulation due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in September, expect Cape Tribulation to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 7:
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

5
nights
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 Safaris and Mossman Gorge Centre. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, stop by With Sugar, and head outdoors with The Bump Track.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas travel planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 12:
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Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St Monica's Cathedral and McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, don't miss a visit to Captain Cook Highway Rock Stacks, appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Planning Cairns trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Lungkata Walk. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, stroll through Kuniya Walk, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary planner.

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 (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Cairns in September, expect little chillier with lows of 12°C in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): wander the wide-open spaces of Island Pure Sheep Dairy, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park, and then look for gifts at Australian Red Gum Gallery. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park and then see Off-Road Tours.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island online trip maker.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Kangaroo Island by flight takes about 18 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:
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Off-Road Tours
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park and then take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at London Bridge and then take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Port Campbell trip maker site.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Port Campbell in 11 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Kangaroo Island to Port Campbell. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

2
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Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): cruise along The Great Ocean Road, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then take in the exciting artwork at Surfcoastimages Gallery. On your second day here, stop by Great Escape Books, then visit a coastal fixture at Split Point Lighthouse, then make a trip to Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, and finally stroll through Bells Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Torquay online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Port Campbell to Torquay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trips

Aireys Inlet, Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Old Melbourne Gaol and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Dandenong Ranges National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, look for all kinds of wild species at Trin Warren Tam-boore, and settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Melbourne route maker app.

You can drive from Torquay to Melbourne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 1:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then get great views at Constitution Dock, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and then get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

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

You can fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect nights in Hobart to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:
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Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

2
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Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
On the 4th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, and then pause for some photo ops at Dog Line.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur sightseeing tool.

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Step out of the city life by going to The National Pass and The Three Sisters. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, get outside with Eagle Rock Adventures Pty Ltd, take some stellar pictures from Echo Point Lookout, and stroll through Narrow Neck Trail.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Katoomba online journey builder.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Port Arthur to Katoomba in 9 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Arthur in October: highs in Katoomba hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Logan Brae Orchard, The National Pass
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:
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The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Walk and Bondi Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Rocks, stroll through Manly Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and identify plant and animal life at Tambourine Bay Reserve and Warraroon Reserve Walk.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip builder tool.

Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Katoomba in October since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 15:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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