48 days in Australia Itinerary

48 days in Australia Itinerary

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1
Ballarat
— 1 night
2
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
3
Apollo Bay
— 3 nights
4
Launceston
— 1 night
5
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
6
Hobart
— 4 nights
7
Mooloolaba
— 3 nights
8
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
9
Darwin
— 6 nights
10
Broome
— 2 nights
11
Albany
— 3 nights
12
Margaret River
— 3 nights
13
Kangaroo Island
— 6 nights

1
night
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): make a trip to Ballarat Old General Cemetary, admire the natural beauty at Sturt Street Gardens, thensample the tasty concoctions at Red Duck Micro-Brewery, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Ballarat Farmers Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Ballarat Railway Station, admire the striking features of St Patrick's Cathedral, and then see the interesting displays at Ballarat Municipal Observatory and Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ballarat trip planner.

Melbourne to Ballarat is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Ballarat

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
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St Patrick's Cathedral ©
St Patrick's Cathedral
Red Duck Micro-Brewery ©
Red Duck Micro-Brewery
Ballarat Old General Cemetary ©
Ballarat Old General Cemetary

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 29th (Wed), kick back and relax at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore and then explore the fascinating landscape at Simpson Desert. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): make a trip to The Grotto, identify plant and animal life at Childer's Cove, head outdoors with The Arch, thenmake a trip to Gibsons Steps, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at The Razorback.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell online attractions planner.

You can drive from Ballarat to Port Campbell in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Childer's Cove, Simpson Desert
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Port Campbell precinct and foreshore ©
Port Campbell precinct and foreshore
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
The Arch ©
The Arch

3
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 31st (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Hopetoun Falls, delve into the lush surroundings at The Redwoods, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Carisbrook Creek. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Great Ocean Road, thenstop by High on Heels, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Carisbrook Waterfall.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Apollo Bay day trip planning app.

Drive from Port Campbell to Apollo Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Beech Forest
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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The Redwoods ©
The Redwoods
Hopetoun Falls ©
Hopetoun Falls
Great Ocean Road ©
Great Ocean Road

1
night
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 2nd (Sun), learn about winemaking at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, learn about winemaking at Iron Pot Bay Vineyard, thenlearn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Loira Vines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, thensee the interesting displays at City Park Radio Museum, thenexplore the galleries of Design Centre Tasmania, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Launceston trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Apollo Bay to Launceston in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Launceston are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Rowella, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Loira Vines
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:
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Lilydale Falls ©
Lilydale Falls
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard ©
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard
Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Holm Oak Vineyards

3
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout and then kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines, thenlearn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, and finally stroll through Honeymoon Bay.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Honeymoon Bay
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
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Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

4
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Raptor Refuge and River Rafting & Tubing. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sullivans Cove and Sandy Bay. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Tasmania, wander the streets of North Hobart, enjoy the sand and surf at Nutgrove Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Narryna Heritage Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hobart road trip planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daytime highs in Hobart are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Raptor Refuge
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:
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Raptor Refuge ©
Raptor Refuge
River Rafting & Tubing
North Hobart ©
North Hobart

3
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Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Get outdoors at Point Cartwright and Coolum Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Marcoola Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at SunJet Simulations, take a leisurely stroll along The Wharf Mooloolaba, take some stellar pictures from Lows Lookout, and take a tour of HMAS Brisbane.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mooloolaba holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Mooloolaba takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In January, Mooloolaba is a bit warmer than Hobart - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Coolum Beach, Marcoola Beach, Lows Lookout
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Point Cartwright ©
Point Cartwright
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach
Spas

4
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Opal Reef and Flagstaff Hill Lookout. Escape the urban bustle at Horseback Riding Tours and Mowbray National Park. There's still lots to do: get outside with Eye to Eye Marine Encounters, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, get engrossed in the history at Port Douglas Court House Museum, and hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Mooloolaba to Port Douglas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mooloolaba in January: highs in Port Douglas hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Horseback Riding Tours
Mowbray National Park ©
Mowbray National Park

6
nights
Darwin

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Safaris and Photography Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Casuarina Coastal Reserve and Robin Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Darwin: Coomalie Cultural Centre (in Batchelor), Adelaide River War Cemetery (in Adelaide River) and Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve (in Humpty Doo). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at East Point Reserve, make a trip to Burnett House, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, and stop by Parap Fine Foods.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Darwin online holiday maker.

Fly from Port Douglas to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Douglas to Darwin is minus 0.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Darwin can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Adelaide River, Coomalie Cultural Centre, Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 26:
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Safaris
East Point Reserve ©
East Point Reserve
Photography Tours

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Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Reddell Beach, thenpaddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, thentake some stellar pictures from The Roebuck Bay Lookout, and finally examine the collection at SSJG Heritage Centre Broome. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at The Courthouse Collection, look for all kinds of wild species at Broome Bird Observatory, and then kick back and relax at Roebuck Bay.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Broome day trip app.

You can fly from Darwin to Broome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1.5 hours. In January in Broome, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:
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Reddell Beach ©
Reddell Beach
Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay
Broome Bird Observatory ©
Broome Bird Observatory

3
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Explore hidden gems such as Elephant Rocks and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Visiting Granite Skywalk,Castle Rock and Albany Heritage Park will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Albany side-trips: Denmark (Forest Hill Vineyard & Lights Beach) and Balancing Rock (in Porongurup National Park). There's much more to do: make a trip to Chainsaw Sculpture Drive, explore the landscape on two wheels at Ellen Cove Boardwalk, and take some stellar pictures from Padre White Lookout.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Albany trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Broome to Albany in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Broome in January, plan for little chillier days in Albany, with highs around °C, while nights are cooler with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Denmark, Porongurup National Park
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 1:
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Lights Beach ©
Lights Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks

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Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
We've included these beaches for you: Yallingup Beach and Hamelin Bay. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gnarabup Beach and Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Yallingup (Injidup Beach & Yallingup Galleries). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Margaret River Mouth Beach, identify plant and animal life at Boranup Karri Forest, take a memorable drive along Caves Road, and learn about winemaking at Cape Grace Wines.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Margaret River day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Cape Grace Wines
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 4:
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Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach
Injidup Beach ©
Injidup Beach

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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Escape the urban bustle at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Kelly Hill Caves. Relax by the water at Stokes Beach and Island Beach. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary, learn about winemaking at Dudley Wines, sample the tasty concoctions at Kangaroo Island Brewery, and hike along Kangaroo Island Sculpture Trail.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island day trip planning app.

Getting from Margaret River to Kangaroo Island by flight takes about 25 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Margaret River to Kangaroo Island is 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 11:
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Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

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