49 days in Australia Itinerary

49 days in Australia Itinerary

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Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive to Penneshaw Ferry Pier, Ferry to Cape Jervis Ferry Pier, Drive to Port Campbell
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Port Campbell
— 5 nights
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Bus to Warrnambool, Train to Geelong, Shuttle to Melbourne, Fly to Margaret River
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Margaret River
— 6 nights
Bus to Perth, Fly to Coral Bay
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Coral Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Denham
— 3 nights
Fly
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Broome
— 3 nights
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Darwin
— 5 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Fly
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Gold Coast
— 6 nights
+2
Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Sydney

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Kangaroo Island — 4 nights

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Flinders Chase National Park and Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari. Get outdoors at Raptor Domain and Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary. There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Kangaroo Island Spirits, see Off-Road Tours, and stroll through Seal Bay Conservation Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island planning website.

Sydney to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. You'll set off for Port Campbell on the 17th (Tue).
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Port Campbell — 5 nights

Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Loch Ard Gorge and Port Campbell National Park. Escape the urban bustle at London Bridge and Gibsons Steps. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Campbell: Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah) and Mait's Rest (in Apollo Bay). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell vacation planning tool.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Port Campbell in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. You will leave for Margaret River on the 22nd (Sun).
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Margaret River — 6 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lake Cave and Yallingup Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Ngilgi Cave and Food Tours. Take a break from Margaret River with a short trip to Jewel Cave in Augusta, about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hamelin Bay.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Margaret River trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and flight from Port Campbell to Margaret River in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Coral Bay.
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Coral Bay — 2 nights

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. On the 29th (Sun), stroll through Ningaloo Marine Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Reef Dive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at Indiblu Day Spa.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Coral Bay trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Coral Bay takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Denham.
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Denham — 3 nights

Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Visiting Shell Beach and Shark Bay will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Perfect Nature Cruises and Ocean Park Aquarium. There's more to do: see Off-Road Tours.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Denham day trip site.

You can drive from Coral Bay to Denham in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Broome.
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Broome — 3 nights

A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gantheaume Point and Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum and enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Broome trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Denham to Broome takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. June in Broome sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Darwin.
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Darwin — 5 nights

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 in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Berry Springs Nature Park. Explore hidden gems such as Florence Falls and Helicopter Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Magnetic Termite Mounds in Litchfield National Park (about 1h 40 min away). Spend the 6th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crocosaurus Cove, see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, and cool off at Darwin Waterfront.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Darwin trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Broome to Darwin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Broome to Darwin is 1.5 hours. Traveling from Broome in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Darwin, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Port Douglas.
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Daintree National Park and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Step off the beaten path and head to Agincourt Reef and Spas. The adventure continues: explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mossman Gorge Centre.

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Traveling by flight from Darwin to Port Douglas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Darwin to Port Douglas is 0.5 hours. In June, Port Douglas is slightly colder than Darwin - with highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cairns.
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Cairns — 6 nights

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Billy Tea Safaris and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Spas (in Palm Cove) and Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda & Australian Butterfly Sanctuary). Spend the 15th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: stroll through Michaelmas Cay, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips, and see Off-Road Tours.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Cairns itinerary planner.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.
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Airlie Beach — 3 nights

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Catseye Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hamilton Island Marina and Airlie Beach Lagoon. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, surround yourself with nature on Turtle Tours, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairns in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to fly to Gold Coast.
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Gold Coast — 6 nights

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Kirra Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cape Byron Walking Track and Kurrawa Beach. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to City Botanic Gardens (in Brisbane) and Sundive Byron Bay (in Byron Bay). Spend the 26th (Sun) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring nature at Burleigh Head National Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, and experience the excitement of Infinity Attraction.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast travel route builder website.

You can fly from Airlie Beach to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Airlie Beach in June since evenings lows in Gold Coast dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.
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Fraser Island — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Gold Coast to Fraser Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In June in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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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.
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