46 days in Australia Itinerary

46 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly to Cairns International Airport, Drive to Cape Tribulation
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 3 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Byron Bay
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Byron Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Macquarie
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
Fly
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Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly to Melbourne, Train to Warrnambool
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Warrnambool
— 4 nights
Train to Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St, Fly to Broome
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Broome
— 3 nights
Fly to Perth, Bus to Margaret River
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Margaret River
— 6 nights
Bus to Perth, Fly to Manchester

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Cape Tribulation — 3 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Thornton Beach and Alexandra Bay Waterfall. Step out of Cape Tribulation to go to Cow Bay and see Daintree Discovery Centre, which is approximately 44 minutes away.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation trip planning app.

Manchester, UK to Cape Tribulation is an approximately 32-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Cape Tribulation. Traveling from Manchester in November, things will get warmer in Cape Tribulation: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Agincourt Reef and Opal Reef. Explore hidden gems such as St Mary’s by The Sea chapel and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Eclipse FNQ Charters in Weipa (about 9h 15 min away). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. November in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Cairns.
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Cairns — 5 nights

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Trinity Beach and Jaques Coffee Plantation. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Palm Cove Beach. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda--about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip website.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.
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Fraser Island — 3 nights

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You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Cairns in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 21°C in Fraser Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Byron Bay.
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Byron Bay — 3 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Burleigh Head National Park. Get outdoors at Springbrook National Park and Lennox Head Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Robina Town Centre in Robina (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Belongil Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Byron Bay holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Byron Bay in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Byron Bay when traveling from Fraser Island in November, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Port Macquarie.
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Port Macquarie — 4 nights

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cattai Wetlands and Wingham Brush Nature Reserve. Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Port Macquarie Driving Range and Mini Golf. And it doesn't end there: play a few rounds at Port Macquarie Golf Club, stroll around Lake Cathie Foreshore Reserve, and learn about winemaking at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead & Vineyard.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Port Macquarie trip builder.

You can drive from Byron Bay to Port Macquarie in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Byron Bay in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to fly to Kangaroo Island.
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Kangaroo Island — 5 nights

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Visiting Raptor Domain and Island Beach will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stokes Beach and Will's Rare Breeds Farm. Spend the 2nd (Sat) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, get engrossed in the history at Parndana Soldier Settlement Museum, and take in the pleasant sights at George's 52,000 Castle Lights.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Kangaroo Island takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Port Macquarie to Kangaroo Island, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. You'll set off for Hobart on the 4th (Mon).
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Hobart — 3 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grandvewe Cheeses and Seven Mile Beach. There's more to do: look for gifts at The Wicked Cheese Co..

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hobart online attractions planner.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Hobart in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kangaroo Island to Hobart is 0.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Hobart are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Warrnambool.
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Warrnambool — 4 nights

Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve and Warrnambool Breakwater. Take a break from the city and head to The Arch and Bay of Martyrs. Take a break from Warrnambool with a short trip to Mount Eccles National Park in Macarthur, about 1h 10 min away.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Warrnambool road trip planner.

Getting from Hobart to Warrnambool by combination of flight and train takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Broome.
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Broome — 3 nights

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 11th (Mon): see the interesting displays at SSJG Heritage Centre Broome. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Broome Bird Observatory, then look for gifts at The Sandalwood Shop, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Roebuck Bay.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Broome online trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of train and flight from Warrnambool to Broome in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Warrnambool to Broome, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Broome can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Margaret River.
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Margaret River — 6 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hamelin Bay and Gnarabup Beach. Get outdoors at Bunker Bay and Sugarloaf Rock. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Injidup Beach (in Yallingup) and Bunbury (Marlston Hill Lookout Tower & Koombana Bay). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre, look for gifts at Moon Haven Natural Products, learn about winemaking at Fermoy Estate, and get a taste of the local shopping with Margaret River Venison Farm.

To see reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Margaret River online attractions planner.

Getting from Broome to Margaret River by combination of flight and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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Australia travel guide

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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.
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