48 days in Australia Itinerary

48 days in Australia Itinerary

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48 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
4
Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Brisbane
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
8
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
9
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  28​h
End: Vienna

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge, take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek, explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jim Jim Falls.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online holiday maker .

Vienna, Austria to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Vienna to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 1:
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Uluru, get great views at Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 4:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

5
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 The Great Ocean Road in Torquay (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get your game on at Zero Latency.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip website .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Katoomba: Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, get great views at The Three Sisters, and admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Katoomba trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in November; daily highs in Katoomba reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Bilpin Cider Company, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

5
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, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. While traveling from Katoomba, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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, nature, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Ned's Beach, tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid.

Find out how to plan Lord Howe Island trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

3
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Brisbane are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, make a trip to K'gari, and stroll through Indian Head.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip maker tool .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

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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 (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Plan my trip to Cairns with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Fraser Island in November since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 3:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Tribulation: Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield), Photography Tours (in Daintree) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, trot along with a tour on horseback, identify plant and animal life at Daintree National Park, and trek along Dubuji Boardwalk.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation journey planner .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Photography Tours, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, have fun at Port Douglas Tennis Club, and head outdoors with The Bump Track.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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