49 days in Australia Itinerary

49 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly
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Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 4 nights
+4
Bus to Midland Hwy Opp. Perth Fire Station, Fly to Melbourne, Shuttle to Geelong, Train to Warrnambool, Bus to Port Campbell
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Port Campbell
— 3 nights
+2
Drive to Cape Jervis Ferry Pier, Ferry to Penneshaw Ferry Pier, Drive to Kangaroo Island
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Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
Fly
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Albany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Margaret River
— 5 nights
Bus to Perth, Fly to Broome
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Broome
— 3 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Fly
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Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Drive
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Noosa
— 3 nights
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Hobart — 5 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Russell Falls and Cascade Brewery. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary will get you outdoors. On the 7th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Lark Distillery, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and take an in-depth tour of Mawson's Hut Replica Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart travel route planner.

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in November, with highs in Hobart at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.
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Coles Bay — 4 nights

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and East Coast Natureworld. Get outdoors at Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay Lookout. Venture out of the city with trips to Bicheno (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Bicheno Blowhole). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door.

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Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Campbell.
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Port Campbell — 3 nights

Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 15th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Loch Ard Gorge. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Otway Fly Treetop Adventures and then take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Port Campbell sightseeing planning site.

Do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and train from Coles Bay to Port Campbell in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.
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Kangaroo Island — 5 nights

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get outdoors at Flinders Chase National Park and Remarkable Rocks. Discover out-of-the-way places like Raptor Domain and Kangaroo Island Spirits. And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari, stop by Emu Ridge Eucalyptus, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island in 11 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Albany.
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Albany — 3 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk and Little Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Greens Pool and Emu Point. There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge and see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Albany online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Albany takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. In November, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Margaret River.
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Margaret River — 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lake Cave and Mammoth Cave. We've included these beaches for you: Hamelin Bay and Gnarabup Beach. On the 28th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Grove Distillery & Brewery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Margaret River road trip site.

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then stroll through Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point and then kick back and relax at Cable Beach.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Broome tour builder tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Broome in 9.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Broome are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 4 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.
Get in touch with nature at Daintree National Park and Mossman Gorge Centre. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Agincourt Reef and Spas. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Port Douglas online trip planner.

You can fly from Broome to Port Douglas in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Broome in December, with highs in Port Douglas at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cairns.
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Cairns — 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Billy Tea Safaris and Off-Road Tours. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Babinda Boulders (in Babinda), Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Spas (in Palm Cove). Spend the 9th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can 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.
Get outdoors at Catseye Beach and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Explore hidden gems such as Hamilton Island Golf Club and Turtle Tours. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitsunday Crocodile Safari, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach day trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to fly to Gold Coast.
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Gold Coast — 5 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Kirra Beach. Get in touch with nature at Coolangatta Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Roma Street Parkland (in Brisbane), Byron Bay (Cape Byron Walking Track & Stand-Up Paddleboarding) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach, browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and experience the excitement of Infinity Attraction.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast sightseeing planning website.

You can fly from Airlie Beach to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in December, Gold Coast is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Noosa.
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Noosa — 3 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Explore hidden gems such as Mooloolaba Beach and Kings Beach. Get outdoors at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Noosa Main Beach. Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Peregian Beach.

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Drive from Gold Coast to Noosa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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