57 days in Australia Itinerary

57 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  25 h
1
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Hobart
— 8 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Train + Bus:  10 h
3
Port Campbell
— 5 nights
+4
Bus + Train + Bus + Fly + Taxi:  10 h 30 min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  9 h
5
Albany
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h
6
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Darwin
— 6 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 15 min
8
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+4
Shuttle + Fly + Foot + Train + Bus:  9 h 15 min
9
Noosa
— 6 nights
+3
Bus + Train + Foot + Fly:  7 h 15 min
10
Port Macquarie
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
11
Canberra
— 5 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Rio de Janeiro

4
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and National Automobile Museum of Tasmania. Step off the beaten path and head to Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and City Park. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary (in Mole Creek), Platypus House (in Beauty Point) and Tamar Valley Art Shack (in Clarence Point). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience, and learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Launceston trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Launceston is an approximately 25- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Launceston. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, you will find days in Launceston are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are much colder (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Platypus House, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Tamar Valley Art Shack
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 19:
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate ©
House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

8
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.
Popular historic sites such as Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Constitution Dock are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Maritime Museum of Tasmania. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Forestvale Design Centre (in Alonnah), The Neck (in Bruny Island) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and do a tasting at Puddleduck Vineyard.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hobart are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, Taranna, Bruny Island, Remarkable Cave, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 27:
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

5
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Loch Ard Gorge and Mariners Lookout. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Campbell: Kennet River Koala Walk (in Kennett River) and Apollo Bay (Mait's Rest & Great Ocean Walk). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park, get great views at Twelve Apostles, look for all kinds of wild species at Gibsons Steps, and make a trip to The Grotto.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Port Campbell trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Hobart to Port Campbell in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Kennet River Koala Walk
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 1:
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

5
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation and Parndana Soldier Settlement Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Flinders Chase National Park and Kangaroo Island Spirits. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, view the masterpieces at Australian Red Gum Gallery, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, and don't miss a visit to Emu Ridge Eucalyptus.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of bus, train, flight, and taxi from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary

4
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Let the collections at Albany's Historic Whaling Station and National Anzac Centre capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Vancouver Arts Centre and Wignalls Winery Cellar Door & Gourmet Gifts. Venture out of the city with trips to Denmark (Castelli Cellar Door, Greens Pool, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Little Beach, kick back and relax at Middleton Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and make a trip to Albany Wind Farm.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Albany tour builder site.

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Albany by combination of taxi and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. January in Albany sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Denmark
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

3
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum and Hartley Street School Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and Flynn Memorial Uniting Church. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, examine the collection at The Residency, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Alice Springs trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Albany to Alice Springs takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Albany to Alice Springs is 1.5 hours. In January, Alice Springs is somewhat warmer than Albany - with highs of 41°C and lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum ©
Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Defence of Darwin Experience. Explore hidden gems such as Territory Wildlife Park and Litchfield National Park. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Darwin Aviation Museum, steep yourself in history at Star Village, walk around Leanyer Recreation Park, and identify plant and animal life at East Point Reserve.

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You can fly from Alice Springs to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Alice Springs in January: highs in Darwin hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Territory Wildlife Park, Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 19:
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Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
Darwin Aviation Museum ©
Darwin Aviation Museum

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Opal Reef and Spas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda & Australian Butterfly Sanctuary), Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Trinity Beach (in Trinity Beach). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Golden Drop Mango Winery, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, experience rural life at Jaques Coffee Plantation, and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas tour planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Darwin to Port Douglas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Darwin to Port Douglas. In January in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Kuranda, Jaques Coffee Plantation, Golden Drop Mango Winery, Palm Cove Beach, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 23:
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Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda

6
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mooloolaba Beach and Bulcock Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Mount Coolum (in Coolum Beach), Kings Beach (in Caloundra) and Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Peregian Beach, admire the sheer force of Kondalilla Falls, browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets, and contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Noosa online trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, train, and bus from Port Douglas to Noosa in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mooloolaba Beach, The Original Eumundi Markets, Mount Coolum, Maroochydore Beach
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 29:
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

4
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tacking Point Lighthouse and Smoky Cape Lighthouse. Visit Trial Bay Gaol and Port Macquarie Historic Court House for their historical value. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Roto House, identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park, and don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Noosa to Port Macquarie in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

South West Rocks
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 2:
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Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol

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.
National Museum of Australia and Old Parliament House will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Portrait Gallery and Blundells Cottage. Get out of town with these interesting Canberra side-trips: Paul Kowalski Photography Gallery (in Bungendore) and Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (in Paddys River). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, take in nature's colorful creations at National Arboretum Canberra, get a sense of history and politics at Royal Australian Mint, and take in the exciting artwork at Aboriginal Dreamings Gallery.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Canberra trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Canberra in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Canberra, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Paul Kowalski Photography Gallery, Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 7:
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Old Parliament House ©
Old Parliament House
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
National Museum of Australia ©
National Museum of Australia

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