48 days in Australia Itinerary

48 days in Australia Itinerary

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48 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Travel:  144​h
1
Lizard Island
— 1 night
Travel:  7​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
4
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Blacktown
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Cronulla
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Cowes
— 3 nights
11
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 45​min
13
Leura
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
14
Broken Hill
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
15
Crafers
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
16
Eumundi
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: New Plymouth

1
night
Lizard Island

Lizard Island
To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lizard Island sightseeing planning tool .

Newark, USA to Lizard Island is an approximately 144-hour travel. Traveling from Newark to Lizard Island, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Lizard Island

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:

2
nights
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.
On the 23rd (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, then stop by Village Gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cairns road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Lizard Island to Cairns with the Route module. In October in Cairns, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally make a trip to Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairns in October: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

2
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catacomb Church, then see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Coober Pedy day trip website .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Coober Pedy by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly. October in Coober Pedy sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Museums Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum
Old Timers Mine ©
Old Timers Mine
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and then take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hobart day trip website .

Fly from Coober Pedy to Hobart in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Coober Pedy in October, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Hobart: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Blacktown.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

2
nights
Blacktown

Blacktown ©
Blacktown is a suburb in the City of Blacktown, in Greater Western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Featherdale Wildlife Park, hunt for treasures at Windsor Mall Sunday Market, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ebenezer Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, look for gifts at The Bilpin Fruit Bowl, and then do a tasting at Hillbilly Cider.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Blacktown trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Hobart to Blacktown in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in October: high temperatures in Blacktown hover around 77°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Newport.

Things to do in Blacktown

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Windsor, Bilpin, Ebenezer Church
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Windsor Mall Sunday Market ©
Windsor Mall Sunday Market
Hillbilly Cider ©
Hillbilly Cider
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Baha'i House of Worship, enjoy the sea views from Barrenjoey Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Palm Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Newport road trip planner.

You can drive from Blacktown to Newport in an hour. November in Newport sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Newport

Beaches Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Palm Beach, Baha'i House of Worship
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Baha'i House of Worship ©
Baha'i House of Worship
Barrenjoey Lighthouse ©
Barrenjoey Lighthouse

5
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian National Maritime Museum and Brett Whiteley Studio. The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, shop like a local with Queen Victoria Building (QVB), hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sydney road trip planning site .

Drive from Newport to Sydney in an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cronulla.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Museums
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

1
night
Cronulla

Cronulla ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Symbio Wildlife Park, then get great views at Bald Hill Lookout, and finally contemplate the long history of Dharawal Aboriginal Engravings Site. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cronulla Beach Walk.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cronulla online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Cronulla takes an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Cronulla can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Cronulla

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Symbio Wildlife Park, Bald Hill Lookout, Dharawal Aboriginal Engravings Site, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Symbio Wildlife Park ©
Symbio Wildlife Park
Cronulla Beach Walk ©
Cronulla Beach Walk

3
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, then take an in-depth tour of Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, and then meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse for treasures at Cowes Bazaar and Gallery, step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre, do a tasting at Purple Hen Winery, then brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and finally head off the coast to Churchill Island.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Cowes road trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cronulla to Cowes. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cronulla in November, with highs in Cowes at 70°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Quealy Winemakers, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, The Nobbies Centre, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, National Vietnam Veterans Museum
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
National Vietnam Veterans Museum ©
National Vietnam Veterans Museum

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.
Melbourne Museum and Immigration Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Degraves Street. Spend the 16th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, look for all kinds of wild species at Trin Warren Tam-boore, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

Plan my day in Melbourne using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Cowes to Melbourne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Tours Museums
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
On the 17th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Square, then enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dicky Beach. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel).

Plan trip to Brisbane with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Brisbane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in November, with highs in Brisbane at 80°F and lows at 65°F. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Leura.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Caloundra
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

2
nights
Leura

Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia has been added to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Fri), take a stroll through Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia, explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Odd Mountain, then learn about winemaking at Dryridge Estate, and finally learn about winemaking at Megalong Creek Estate.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Leura tour site .

Getting from Brisbane to Leura by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Leura, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leura

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

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nights
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
You've now added Living Desert State Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Pro Hart Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary, and then admire the majestic nature at Living Desert State Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue of the Outback, explore the galleries of Silver City Mint and Art Centre, then examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Day Dream Mine.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Broken Hill holiday tool .

Getting from Leura to Broken Hill by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Leura in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 68°F in Broken Hill. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Day Dream Mine
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Pro Hart Gallery ©
Pro Hart Gallery
Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery ©
Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery

3
nights
Crafers

Crafers ©
The town of Crafers is in the Adelaide Hills to the south-east of Adelaide, South Australia. Cleland Wildlife Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Centennial Park Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, then trek along Michael Perry Botanic Reserve, and then learn about winemaking at Penfolds Magill Estate Cellar Door.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Crafers day trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Broken Hill to Crafers. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Broken Hill in November: high temperatures in Crafers hover around 76°F and lows are around 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Crafers

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Burnside, Classic Jets Fighter Museum, Centennial Park Cemetery, Hallett Cove Conservation Park, Penfolds Magill Estate Cellar Door
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Hallett Cove Conservation Park ©
Hallett Cove Conservation Park
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Penfolds Magill Estate Cellar Door ©

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nights
Eumundi

Eumundi ©
Eumundi is a small town and locality in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia, 21 km south-west of Noosa Heads and 118 km north of the state capital, Brisbane. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Sunshine Castle, explore the galleries of Montville Art Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, and finally browse the exhibits of Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith.

To plan Eumundi vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Crafers to Eumundi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eumundi

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Maleny, Montville, Sunshine Castle, Mapleton Observatory, Marcoola Beach
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Artisans Gallery ©
Artisans Gallery
Mapleton Observatory ©
Mapleton Observatory

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