47 days in Australia Itinerary

47 days in Australia Itinerary

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47 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + bus:  28​h
1
Margaret River
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h
2
Exmouth
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  16​h 15​min
3
Port Campbell
— 4 nights
+3
bus + train + shuttle + Fly:  10​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  5​h 45​min
5
Noosa
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h
7
Cairns
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  3​h 30​min
8
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+3
ferry + foot + Fly + shuttle:  6​h
9
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 15​min
10
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Darwin
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
12
Broome
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

3
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
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.
Get outdoors at Lake Cave and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore hidden gems such as Jewel Cave and Surfers Point. Venture out of the city with trips to Wise Wine (in Eagle Bay) and Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Smiths Beach). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, do a tasting at Cape Grace Wines, enjoy the sand and surf at Margaret River Mouth Beach, and stroll through Cowaramup Bay.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Margaret River day trip tool .

Manchester, UK to Margaret River is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Margaret River due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Boranup, Yallingup, Jewel Cave, Firetail Wines
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

3
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Get in touch with nature at Turquoise Bay and Shark Diving. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mandu Mandu Gorge and Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Osprey Bay, stroll through Mauritius Beach, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Exmouth trip builder app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Exmouth in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Exmouth are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Exmouth

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay
Mandu Mandu Gorge ©
Mandu Mandu Gorge
Shark Diving

4
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Get in touch with nature at Twelve Apostles and London Bridge. Step off the beaten path and head to Port Campbell National Park and Won Wondah & Henderson Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Campbell: Hopetoun Falls (in Beech Forest), Johanna Beach (in Johanna) and Mait's Rest (in Apollo Bay).

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Port Campbell driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Exmouth to Port Campbell takes 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Exmouth to Port Campbell, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Johanna Beach, Twelve Apostles, Mait's Rest, Won Wondah & Henderson Falls, Hopetoun Falls
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 2:
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Jenolan Caves and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, stroll through Clovelly, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip maker tool .

Getting from Port Campbell to Sydney by combination of bus, train, and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August in Sydney, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Jenolan Caves
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Step out of the city life by going to Noosa Main Beach and Noosa National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Mooloolaba Beach and Hastings Street. Step out of Noosa to go to Caloundra and see Kings Beach, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Tewantin National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Noosa trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Noosa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba Beach, Kings Beach
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:
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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the activities along Wanggoolba Creek and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Eli Creek and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

3
nights
Cairns

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.
Get in touch with nature at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Wooroonooran National Park and Balloon Rides. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Davies Creek National Park (in Mareeba). Spend the 13th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns vacation website .

Getting from Fraser Island to Cairns by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Fraser Island in August, with highs in Cairns at 31°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Wooroonooran National Park, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach, Davies Creek National Park
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

3
nights
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Airlie Beach Lagoon and Kayaking & Canoeing. Take a break from the city and head to Horseshoe Bay and Whitsunday Great Walk. Change things up with a short trip to Grays Bay in Bowen (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: choose your vessel at Charter Yachts Australia.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in August: highs in Airlie Beach hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Bowen
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:
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Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Kayaking & Canoeing
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Daintree National Park and Mossman Gorge. Get in touch with nature at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Port Douglas Golf Tours. Spend the 22nd (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Airlie Beach in August, you will find days in Port Douglas are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 22:
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get outdoors at Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, and take in the dramatic scenery at Jim Jim Falls.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Jabiru trip builder website .

Getting from Port Douglas to Jabiru by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls

4
nights
Darwin

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Speed Boats Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Litchfield National Park and Darwin Wharf Precinct. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove, examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, and take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Darwin trip site .

Traveling by car from Jabiru to Darwin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Darwin sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:
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Litchfield National Park ©
Litchfield National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Berry Springs Nature Park ©
Berry Springs Nature Park

4
nights
Broome

Broome ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cable Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Visiting Gantheaume Point and Broome Town Beach will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Roebuck Bay.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Broome sightseeing website .

Getting from Darwin to Broome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Darwin in August, plan for little chillier nights in Broome, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 2:
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

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