46 days in Australia Itinerary

46 days in Australia Itinerary

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46 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  28​h
1
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
4
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Mount View
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
6
Pokolbin
— 5 nights
Drive:  15​min
7
Lovedale
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Newcastle
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
9
Lady Elliot Island
— 1 day
Fly:  10​h 30​min
10
Darwin
— 7 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Amsterdam

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Owen Springs Reserve. Take a break from the city and head to Alice Springs Reptile Centre and Finke Gorge National Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, take an in-depth tour of Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Emily Gap, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs driving holiday planning website .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Alice Springs is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Alice Springs. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Alice Springs, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Valley of the Winds and Kata Tjuta. Get outdoors at Uluru and Uluru Hiking Path. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Kuniya Walk, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

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.
Get some historical perspective at Shrine of Remembrance and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Melbourne Museum and Art Gallery of Ballarat are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong), Torquay (Bells Beach & The Great Ocean Road) and Ballarat (Lake Wendouree & Ballarat Wildlife Park). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Daylesford, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Victorian Artists' Society, and pause for some serene contemplation at Anglican Church, Barwon Heads.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne online vacation builder .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ballarat, Torquay, St. Kilda Beach, Anglican Church, Barwon Heads, Eastern Beach Reserve
Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 2:
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and St. Mary's Cathedral. Visit Manly Beach and Terrigal Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama), Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sydney route planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in October; daily highs in Sydney reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mount View.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Palm Beach, Nan Tien Temple, Terrigal Beach, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 8:
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

1
night
Mount View

Mount View ©
On the 9th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Savannah Estate Winery, do a tasting at Mount View Estate Winery, then do a tasting at Petersons Wines, then learn about winemaking at Briar Ridge Vineyard, and finally do a tasting at Millbrook Estate.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mount View online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Sydney to Mount View by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Mount View. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Mount View

Wineries

Side Trip

Millbrook Estate
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:
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Briar Ridge Vineyard ©
Briar Ridge Vineyard
Petersons Wines ©
Petersons Wines
Millbrook Estate ©
Millbrook Estate

5
nights
Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Explore hidden gems such as Peterson House and Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Scarborough Wine Co and Piggs Peake Winery. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Ivanhoe Wines and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pokolbin online travel planner .

Pokolbin is just a stone's throw from Mount View. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lovedale.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries Tours

Side Trip

Ernest Hill Wines
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 14:
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Harkham Wines ©
Harkham Wines
Peterson House ©
Peterson House
Scarborough Wine Co ©
Scarborough Wine Co

3
nights
Lovedale

Lovedale ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Maitland Gaol and Stomp Wine. Escape the urban bustle at Hunter Valley Zoo and Purple Pear Farm. Step out of Lovedale to go to Paterson and see Tocal Homestead, which is approximately 42 minutes away.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lovedale online trip planner .

Lovedale is just a stone's throw from Pokolbin. In October, daily temperatures in Lovedale can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Lovedale

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maitland, Purple Pear Farm, Tocal Homestead, Hunter Valley Zoo, Macquariedale Estate
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 17:
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Domaine de Binet ©
Domaine de Binet
Maitland Gaol ©
Maitland Gaol
Tocal Homestead ©
Tocal Homestead

5
nights
Newcastle

While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Popular historic sites such as Seal Rocks Lighthouse and Watt Street Wharf are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Tomaree Head and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with these side-trips from Newcastle: Tilligerry Habitat Tanilba Bay (in Tanilba Bay), Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve (in Nelson Bay) and Great Lakes Paddocks (in Wootton). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nobbys Beach, take in the waterfront at Nobbys Head, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cellito Beach, and see the interesting displays at Newcastle Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Newcastle trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Lovedale to Newcastle in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Newcastle, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Lady Elliot Island.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Nelson Bay, Elizabeth Beach, Tilligerry Habitat Tanilba Bay, Seal Rocks Lighthouse, Great Lakes Paddocks
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Cellito Beach ©
Cellito Beach

1
day
Lady Elliot Island

Lady Elliot Island ©
On the 23rd (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Lady Elliot Island Lighthouse.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lady Elliot Island trip itinerary planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Newcastle to Lady Elliot Island. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Lady Elliot Island

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:
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Lady Elliot Island Lighthouse ©
Lady Elliot Island Lighthouse

7
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 outdoors at Magnetic Termite Mounds and Berry Springs Nature Park. Explore hidden gems such as Speed Boats Tours and Darwin Aviation Museum. Explore Darwin's surroundings by going to Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs), Litchfield National Park (Buley Rockhole, Wangi Falls, & more) and Litchfield National Park (in Batchelor). Spend the 29th (Tue) on the water with a fishing tour. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, admire the natural beauty at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, cool off at Wave Lagoon, and make a trip to Cullen Bay Marina.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Darwin day trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lady Elliot Island to Darwin. In October, daytime highs in Darwin are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Litchfield National Park, Territory Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

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