57 days in Australia Itinerary

57 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Melbourne
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  6 h 15 min
5
Perth
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  9 h 15 min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  9 h 15 min
7
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Shuttle:  11 h 45 min
8
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
9
Cairns
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Ferry:  10 h 15 min
10
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  7 h 15 min
11
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
12
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Sydney

6
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney tour itinerary planning site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Sydney. In April, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 6:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

5
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get out of town with these interesting Katoomba side-trips: Mayfield Garden (in Oberon), Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, walk around Wentworth Falls Lake, get great views at Govetts Leap, and admire the natural beauty at Blue Mountains Botanic Garden.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Katoomba trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 8°C in Katoomba. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackheath, Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains National Park, Leura, Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
Find places to stay May 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Mayfield Garden ©
Mayfield Garden

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Tue), ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then get your game on at Axxe.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Canberra trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Canberra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Katoomba in May; daily highs in Canberra reach 19°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Fun & Games Museums
Find places to stay May 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

7
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 is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Melbourne, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

The Mystery Rooms Melbourne
Find places to stay May 12 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Step out of Perth with an excursion to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Claremont.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Perth trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Perth is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Perth, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Fremantle Prison, Lake Claremont
Find places to stay May 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

2
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay May 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Field of Light ©
Field of Light

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Wetlands, explore and take pictures at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls.

Plan my day in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay May 25 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Warradjan Cultural Centre ©
Warradjan Cultural Centre

5
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Tranquility Falls (in Daintree), Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Jindalba Boardwalk) and Cape Tribulation (Myall Beach & Dubuji Boardwalk). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas day trip app.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas. In June, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Cow Bay, Mossman Gorge Centre, Tranquility Falls
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour (in Yungaburra) and Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the masterpieces at Samurai Gallery Australia, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and cool off at Cairns Wake park.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary maker app.

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Smithfield, Cairns Kart Hire Track, The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spas

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, hike along Fraser Island Great Walk, step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point, and make a trip to K'gari.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island online travel route planner.

Do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Cairns to Fraser Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In June, Fraser Island is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek
Fraser Island Great Walk ©
Fraser Island Great Walk

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach, SunJet Simulations, &more), Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith (in Montville) and Maleny (Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World & Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve). There's lots more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Maleny, Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, then tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island trip planner.

Fly from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Lord Howe Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach

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