40 days in Australia Itinerary

40 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia attractions planner

Make it your trip
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Perth
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Katoomba
— 5 nights
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Train to Sydney, Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 5 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Brisbane
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Perth

— 3 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Top Gun Tours (in West Swan) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Perth online route planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Perth is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Perth. When traveling from Tel Aviv in January, plan for warmer days in Perth, with highs around 38°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:

Melbourne

— 6 nights

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.
Dedicate the 26th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip site.

You can fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne. Traveling from Perth in January, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 28:

Sydney

— 5 nights

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, stroll through Bondi Beach, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 2:

Katoomba

— 5 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lithgow (Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum & Hassan's Wall). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, grab your bike and head to Narrow Neck Trail, and make a trip to Gallery Blackheath.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Katoomba trip website.

Drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 7:

Fraser Island

— 5 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point, kick back and relax at Indian Head, and stroll through Eli Creek.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island day trip website.

Do a combination of train, flight, ferry, and car from Katoomba to Fraser Island in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Katoomba in February, Fraser Island is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 12:

Brisbane

— 3 nights

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Opal Museum, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Brisbane online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:

Cairns

— 4 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 16th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 17th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cairns road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Brisbane in February, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 19:

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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online vacation planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 22:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, hike along Kuniya Walk, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Port Douglas in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 25:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.