43 days in Australia Itinerary

43 days in Australia Itinerary

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43 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  5​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Palm Cove
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
6
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Margaret River
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h
8
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Canberra
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Sydney
— 7 nights
End: Sydney

3
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Smoky Cape Lighthouse and Tacking Point Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Trial Bay Gaol and Coastal walkfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Roto House, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path, and explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Port Macquarie online trip planner .

Sydney to Port Macquarie is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

South West Rocks
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol

5
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.
Visit Greenmount Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach for some beach relaxation. Do your shopping at Lennox Head Beach and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Bee Gees Way (in Redcliffe), Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha (in Brisbane) and Cape Byron Walking Track (in Byron Bay). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, look for gifts at Miami Marketta, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Climb, and buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast travel route builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Port Macquarie to Gold Coast in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Port Macquarie in October, you will find days in Gold Coast are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lennox Head Beach, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Cape Byron Walking Track, Bee Gees Way
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 15:
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Lennox Head Beach ©
Lennox Head Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

2
nights
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
You'll get in some beach time at Trinity Beach and Spas. For shopping fun, head to Palm Cove Beach or Jaques Coffee Plantation. Explore Palm Cove's surroundings by going to Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Barron Falls). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Palm Cove trip planner .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Palm Cove in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, Palm Cove is somewhat warmer than Gold Coast - with highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Kuranda, Trinity Beach, Jaques Coffee Plantation
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Spas
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Shop till you drop at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre and Alice Springs Reptile Centre. We've included these beaches for you: Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and Anzac Hill. Spend the 19th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary and take in the dramatic natural features at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Alice Springs day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Palm Cove to Alice Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Palm Cove in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Alice Springs, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Tours
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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.
On the 22nd (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta and then admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a walk through Field of Light, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online holiday planner .

Getting from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

2
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Little Beach and Greens Pool. Head to National Anzac Centre and The Gap and Natural Bridgefor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Albany's Historic Whaling Station, pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at Middleton Beach, and admire all the interesting features of Replica of the Brig Amity.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Albany trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Albany takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Albany. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Albany: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Greens Pool
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach

5
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Meelup Beach and Lake Cave. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Augusta (Water wheel & Jewel Cave) and Yallingup (Canal Rocks & Ngilgi Cave). Spend the 28th (Mon) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's still lots to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, do a tasting at Vasse Felix Winery, look for gifts at Gabriel Chocolate, and explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Margaret River journey planner .

Drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yallingup, Augusta, Cowaramup, Boranup, Meelup Beach
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 31:
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Gabriel Chocolate ©
Gabriel Chocolate

5
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Cascade Brewery. Shop till you drop at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Remarkable Cave (in Port Arthur), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna). On the 4th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, make a trip to The Neck, admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol, and get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hobart trip builder app .

Getting from Margaret River to Hobart by combination of bus and flight takes about 12 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania), which is usually a 2 hour difference. November in Hobart sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Remarkable Cave, The Neck
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 6:
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at National Portrait Gallery and National Museum of Australia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Parliament House and Lake Burley Griffin. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, ponder the world of politics at Royal Australian Mint, make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, and admire the natural beauty at National Arboretum Canberra.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Canberra trip planner .

Getting from Hobart to Canberra by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Hobart, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Canberra, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 11:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Old Parliament House ©
Old Parliament House

7
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. We've included these beaches for you: The Rocks and Manly Beach. Step out of Sydney to go to Jenolan Caves and see Jenolan Caves, which is approximately 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sydney online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in November since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Jenolan Caves, Taronga Zoo
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 18:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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