40 days in Australia Itinerary

40 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 9 nights
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Gold Coast
— 4 nights
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Perth
— 4 nights
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Adelaide
— 4 nights
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Hobart
— 4 nights
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Melbourne
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Sydney — 9 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and stop by Darling Harbour.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Sydney day trip planning site.

Jerusalem, Israel to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Jerusalem to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Jerusalem in February, with highs in Sydney at 31°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to fly to Gold Coast.
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Gold Coast — 4 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.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, shopping, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, get to know the resident critters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and make a splash at Dreamworld.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.
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Find places to stay Mar 4 — 8:

Brisbane — 4 nights

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny), Tina Cooper Gallery (in Eumundi) and Buderim (Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage & Wirreanda Park). There's lots more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

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You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Brisbane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Cairns.
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Cairns — 4 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Spas (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris). Spend the 13th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 15th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, stop by Pure Synergie Skin Store, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cairns, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Brisbane in March, with lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Perth.
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Perth — 4 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Fremantle (Fremantle Markets & Fremantle Prison). Dedicate the 19th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, explore the activities along Swan River, stop by Outback Red, and appreciate the history behind First Contact.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Perth trip website.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Perth takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cairns to Perth. Traveling from Cairns in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Perth, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to fly to Adelaide.
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Find places to stay Mar 16 — 20:

Adelaide — 4 nights

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Dedicate the 22nd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, look for gifts at Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd, admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, and hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Adelaide vacation maker website.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Adelaide takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Perth to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Perth in March: highs in Adelaide hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Hobart.
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Hobart — 4 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Hobart takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Hobart. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Adelaide in March, with highs in Hobart at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Melbourne.
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Find places to stay Mar 24 — 28:

Melbourne — 4 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 35 min away. Dedicate the 28th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, walk around Fitzroy Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Hobart in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Melbourne, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Australia travel guide

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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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