44 days in Australia Itinerary

44 days in Australia Itinerary

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44 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Krakow
Fly:  29​h
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Canberra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Krakow

6
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Bay Tree Gallery and Bendooley Estate Book Barn. Appreciate the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Justice & Police Museum. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame in Bowral, about 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take a stroll through The Rocks, contemplate the long history of Hyde Park Barracks Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

Krakow, Poland to Sydney is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Traveling from Krakow to Sydney, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Krakow in July, with highs in Sydney at 20°C and lows at 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Berrima, Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): learn about winemaking at Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Silk Trees and Plants Quality Artificial Plants, examine the collection at Port Macquarie Museum, then admire the masterpieces at The Slim Dusty Centre, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Anglican Church.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Port Macquarie by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Sydney in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

#Museums, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Wingham, The Slim Dusty Centre, Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze, Taree Craft Centre
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The Slim Dusty Centre ©
The Slim Dusty Centre
Wingham Brush Nature Reserve ©
Wingham Brush Nature Reserve
St Thomas Anglican Church ©
St Thomas Anglican Church

3
nights
Byron Bay

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fingal Head Lighthouse and Cape Byron Lighthouse. Take a break from the city and head to Arakwal National Park and Broken Head Nature Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Byron Bay: Burleigh Head National Park (in Burleigh Heads), Robina Town Shopping Centre (in Robina) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). There's more to do: stop by You and Bamboo and tour the pleasant surroundings at Belongil Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Byron Bay visit website .

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Byron Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Byron Bay, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Fingal Head Lighthouse, Burleigh Head National Park, Robina Town Shopping Centre, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Broken Head Nature Reserve
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Fingal Head Lighthouse ©
Fingal Head Lighthouse

4
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Doongal Aboriginal Art and Cairns Art Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Trail Bike Adventures and Granite Gorge Nature Park. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Palm Cove). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, hunt for treasures at Rusty's Market, and meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip tool .

Getting from Byron Bay to Cairns by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Byron Bay in July, expect nights in Cairns to be warmer, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trips

Mareeba, The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

4
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Des Spencer Galleries and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory & Art Gallery. For shopping fun, head to Sunday Market Port Douglas or Coffee Works. Spend the 4th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 2nd (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Port Douglas, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

Find out how to plan Port Douglas trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In August in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Shaolin Junk Cruises, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Adelaide River War Cemetery and St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and 1934 Qantas Hangar. Venture out of the city with trips to Crazy Acres (in Berry Springs) and Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve (in Humpty Doo). Spend the 7th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and examine the collection at Chinese Temple and Museum Chung Wah.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Darwin day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Darwin takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from Port Douglas in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Darwin, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Adelaide River War Cemetery, Crazy Acres, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve ©
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
Mbantua Fine Art Gallery ©
Mbantua Fine Art Gallery

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.
Get in touch with nature at Alice Springs Desert Park and Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Iranti Art Gallery and Simpsons Gap. Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Owen Springs Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, appreciate the views at Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve, admire the masterpieces at Araluen Cultural Precinct, and take an in-depth tour of National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Alice Springs tour itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Alice Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin in August, you will find days in Alice Springs are slightly colder (27°C), and nights are much colder (5°C). On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve ©

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): hike along Kuniya Walk, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and then get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. August in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trip

Wintjiri Arts + Museum
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery and Dandenong Ranges National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Merricks General Store (in Merricks), Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden (in Marysville) and Jodee Creations (in Mount Evelyn). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Melbourne Central, admire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and stroll through Werribee Open Range Zoo.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne tour planning site .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August: highs in Melbourne hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, Eastern Beach Reserve, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, Jodee Creations, Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Australian War Memorial and St John the Baptist Church. Museum-lovers will get to explore Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex and Questacon. There's much more to do: hike along ANZAC Parade Walk, view the masterpieces at Canberra Glassworks, identify plant and animal life at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, and contemplate the long history of Lanyon Homestead.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Canberra visit planning app .

Fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in August, plan for little chillier nights in Canberra, with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums, #Parks, #Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): look for gifts at The Strand Arcade, then get a new perspective on nature at Australian Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, and finally look for gifts at Opal Minded.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Canberra in August, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Museums, #Shopping, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:
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Australian Museum ©
Australian Museum
Brett Whiteley Studio ©
Brett Whiteley Studio
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk ©
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk

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