43 days in Australia Itinerary

43 days in Australia Itinerary

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43 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Canberra
— 2 nights
4
Jervis Bay
— 1 night
train:  4​h 15​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Maitland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
10
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
11
Brisbane
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
12
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  16​h 30​min
13
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  4​h 30​min
14
Magnetic Island
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  6​h 15​min
15
Daintree
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
16
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Auckland

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Newhaven (National Vietnam Veterans Museum & Forrest Caves), Cowes (Koala Conservation Centre, Tyde, & more) and Rhyll Jetty (in Rhyll). The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Myuna Farm, look for all kinds of wild species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, and get to know the resident critters at The Nobbies Centre.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne holiday planning website .

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Singapore to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in September, things will get cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Cowes, Newhaven, Rhyll Jetty, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, The Nobbies Centre
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Myuna Farm ©
Myuna Farm
National Vietnam Veterans Museum ©
National Vietnam Veterans Museum

2
nights
Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Squeaky Beach, then kick back and relax at Norman Beach, and then hike along Mt Oberon Summit Walk. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Wilsons Promontory National Park.

For where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Wilsons Promontory National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Wilsons Promontory National Park takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:
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Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Squeaky Beach ©
Squeaky Beach

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 2nd (Wed), get curious at Questacon, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and then have some family-friendly fun at Breakr. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, then get a sense of history and politics at Royal Australian Mint, and finally ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Canberra visit app .

Explore your travel options from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Canberra with the Route module. In October, daytime highs in Canberra are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can take a train to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

1
night
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Booderee National Park.

Start your trip to Jervis Bay by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by train from Canberra to Jervis Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 12°C in Jervis Bay. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Sydney.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Booderee National Park ©
Booderee National Park

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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, get curious at Powerhouse Museum, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and admire the natural beauty at Chinese Garden of Friendship.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by train from Jervis Bay to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Jervis Bay in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Maitland.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Museums
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

1
night
Maitland

Maitland ©
Maitland is a city in the Lower Hunter Valley of New South Wales, Australia and the seat of Maitland City Council, situated on the Hunter River approximately 166km by road north of Sydney and 35km north-west of Newcastle. To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Maitland visit planner.

Drive from Sydney to Maitland in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Maitland, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Maitland

Shopping Wineries

Side Trip

Peterson House
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Mortels Sheepskin Factory ©
Mortels Sheepskin Factory
Peterson House ©
Peterson House

1
night
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie travel route planner .

You can drive from Maitland to Port Macquarie in 3 hours. Traveling from Maitland in October, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be a bit warmer, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. You will leave for Coffs Harbour on the 11th (Fri).

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:

1
night
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
On the 11th (Fri), stroll around Dorrigo National Park, take in the waterfront at The Boardwalk, and then get great views at Forest Sky Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Korora Lookout, then take in the waterfront at Coffs Harbour Jetty, and then identify plant and animal life at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Coffs Harbour route planner .

Getting from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Coffs Harbour, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Dorrigo National Park, The Boardwalk
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Dorrigo National Park ©
Dorrigo National Park
The Boardwalk ©
The Boardwalk
Forest Sky Pier ©
Forest Sky Pier

3
nights
Byron Bay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then browse the exhibits of Thomgallery, and then stroll through Cape Byron Walking Track.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Byron Bay road trip planning app .

Drive from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Byron Bay can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 15th (Tue), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and then play a few rounds at Surfers Paradise Golf Club. On your second day here, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip planner .

Getting from Byron Bay to Gold Coast by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Golf Club ©
Surfers Paradise Golf Club

5
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: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane road trip planning website .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Brisbane are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 22:
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: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, explore and take pictures at Maheno Wreck, and head outdoors with The Pinnacles.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island journey website .

You can 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 October, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Spend the 26th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and view the masterpieces at Above & Below Photography Gallery.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Airlie Beach travel route builder tool .

Getting from Fraser Island to Airlie Beach by combination of car and ferry takes about 16.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Airlie Beach, with lows of 24°C. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

2
nights
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
On the 29th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at West Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Geoffrey Bay, and then head off the coast to Magnetic Island Forts Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Magnetic Island travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Airlie Beach to Magnetic Island in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Daintree.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Daintree

Daintree
Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. Start your trip to Daintree by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Magnetic Island to Daintree takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. October in Daintree sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. On the 31st (Thu), you're off toCairns.

Things to do in Daintree

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Spas) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 31st (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 3rd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cairns day trip app .

Getting from Daintree to Cairns by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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