52 days in Australia Itinerary

52 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Perth
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h
3
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h 15 min
4
Ceduna
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Adelaide
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  10 h 30 min
7
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Ferry + Drive:  14 h 15 min
9
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Bus:  9 h 15 min
11
Canberra
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
12
Sydney
— 9 nights
End: Sydney

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Get outdoors at Uluru and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Bring the kids along to Walpa Gorge and Kuniya Walk. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, don't miss a visit to Field of Light, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online driving holiday planner.

Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is 1.5 hours. In October, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is somewhat warmer than Perth - with highs of 38°C and lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

1
night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
On the 22nd (Thu), steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen

2
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Faye's Underground Home and St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church. Get in touch with nature at Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park and Umoona Opal Mine & Museum. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, pause for some photo ops at The Big Miner, pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church, and see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Coober Pedy trip builder.

You can drive from Alice Springs to Coober Pedy in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ceduna.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:
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Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church

2
nights
Ceduna

Ceduna ©
Ceduna is a town in South Australia located on the shores of Murat Bay on the west coast of Eyre Peninsula. On the 26th (Mon), hike along Goog's Track, take some stellar pictures from Head of Bight, and then admire the masterpieces at Arts Ceduna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Woolshed Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Alexander's Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ceduna trip tool.

Drive from Coober Pedy to Ceduna in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Coober Pedy in October, expect Ceduna to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Ceduna

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Woolshed Museum
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:
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Head of Bight ©
Head of Bight
Arts Ceduna ©
Arts Ceduna

6
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Carrick Hill and St Francis Xavier Cathedral. We've included these beaches for you: Henley Beach and Aldinga Beach. Step out of Adelaide with an excursion to Maslin Beach in Maslin Beach--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, wander the streets of North Terrace, hike along River Torrens Linear Park Trail, and get engrossed in the history at Ayers House Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Adelaide trip itinerary tool.

Explore your travel options from Ceduna to Adelaide with the Route module. While traveling from Ceduna, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Adelaide, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Henley Beach, Aldinga Beach, Maslin Beach
Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 2:
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Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 3rd (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Little Sahara, thenget to know the resident critters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Will's Rare Breeds Farm.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island travel route planner.

Getting from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 5:
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Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Off-Road Tours

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Port Campbell National Park and The Razorback. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Gibsons Steps, learn about winemaking at Newtons Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery, take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and kick back and relax at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore.

Before you visit Port Campbell, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Port Campbell takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kangaroo Island to Port Campbell is 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Simpson Desert
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Patrick's Cathedral and St Paul's Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at Australian Sports Museum and Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Brighton to see Brighton Beach about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at St Kilda Pier, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip planner.

Drive from Port Campbell to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Melbourne are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Brighton Beach, St Kilda Pier
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 14:
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Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Richmond Gaol. Attractions like Seven Mile Beach and Maritime Museum of Tasmania make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Three Capes Track (in Port Arthur), Raptor Refuge (in Kettering) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). And it doesn't end there: stop by North Hobart, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and contemplate the long history of Runnymede House.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hobart trip maker.

Getting from Melbourne to Hobart by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect nights in Hobart to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Richmond, Three Capes Track, Seven Mile Beach, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Raptor Refuge
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 19:
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

5
nights
Coles Bay

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.
Visit Friendly Beaches and Hazards Beach for some beach relaxation. Bring the kids along to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: St Marys (St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers & Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Freycinet National Park, get great views at Whalers Lookout, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and examine the collection at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay vacation planner.

Drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bicheno, St Marys, Honeymoon Bay, Gala Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Floriade and ANZAC Parade Walk. Explore hidden gems such as Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Cotter Reserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Canberra: Jeir Creek Wines (in Murrumbateman), Paddys River (Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex & Pierces Creek Forest) and Wee Jasper Reserves (in Wee Jasper). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, examine the collection at National Bonsai & Penjing Collection, get curious at Questacon, and look for all kinds of wild species at Canberra Reptile Zoo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Canberra trip planner.

Take a bus from Coles Bay to Canberra in 10 hours. November in Canberra sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Paddys River, Jeir Creek Wines, Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary, Wee Jasper Reserves
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex ©
ANZAC Parade Walk
ANZAC Parade Walk

9
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sydney Harbour Circle Walk and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Balmoral Beach, Mosman, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarama Beach.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sydney itinerary planner.

You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Canberra in November, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi, Manly, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Bronte Beach
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 8:
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Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
North Head Sanctuary ©
North Head Sanctuary

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