50 days in Australia Itinerary

50 days in Australia Itinerary

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50 days in Australia Itinerary

London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
Albany
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Augusta
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 15​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + taxi:  9​h 45​min
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Mount Gambier
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Port Campbell
— 5 nights
+4
bus + train + bus + Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Port Macquarie
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h
London

4
days
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.
National Anzac Centre and The Church of Saint John the Evangelist are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Greens Pool and The Gap and Natural Bridge. Venture out of the city with trips to Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup), Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park) and Denmark (Anvil Beach, Parry Beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach and stroll through Nanarup Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Albany road trip tool .

London, UK to Albany is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Albany is 8 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in January: high temperatures in Albany hover around 29°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Augusta.

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Denmark, Nanarup Beach, Cheynes Beach, Cosy Corner Beach
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre

3
days
Augusta

Augusta ©
Augusta is a town on the south-west coast of Western Australia, where the Blackwood River emerges into Flinders Bay. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Cave and Meelup Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Cape Grace Wines. Get out of town with these interesting Augusta side-trips: Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Jewel Cave, steep yourself in history at Water wheel, explore the ancient world of Hamelin Bay Jetty, and do a tasting at McLeod Creek Wines.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Augusta trip website .

Drive from Albany to Augusta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Augusta

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Yallingup, Meelup Beach, Mammoth Cave, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Cape Grace Wines
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

2
days
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 19th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge. On the next day, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

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

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Augusta to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Augusta to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. January in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

3
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mossman Gorge and Agincourt Reef. When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Daintree National Park in Cape Tribulation, approximately 48 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas holiday maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Port Douglas, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Daintree National Park
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

5
days
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Take a break from the city and head to Raptor Domain and Flinders Chase National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seal Bay Conservation Park and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, explore the fascinating underground world of Kelly Hill Caves, and enjoy the sea views from Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Kangaroo Island by combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Mount Gambier.

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#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

4
days
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Escape the urban bustle at The Blue Lake and Beachport Surf Beach. Get some cultural insight at Penley Estate and Parker Coonawarra Estate. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mount Gambier: Naracoorte Caves National Park (in Naracoorte), Lake McIntyre (in Millicent) and Lower Glenelg National Park (in Nelson). There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole and Head underground at Cave Gardens.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mount Gambier trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Mount Gambier in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Mount Gambier can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Coonawarra, Naracoorte Caves National Park, Lake McIntyre, Lower Glenelg National Park, Beachport Surf Beach
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The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park

5
days
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Twelve Apostles and London Bridge. Step off the beaten path and head to Mait's Rest and Port Campbell National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Campbell: Red Rock Theatre and Gallery (in Cororooke), Great Ocean Walk (in Apollo Bay) and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah). There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, make a trip to Gibsons Steps, identify plant and animal life at Childer's Cove, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Port Campbell day trip planning app .

You can drive from Mount Gambier to Port Campbell in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Warrnambool, Apollo Bay, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Childer's Cove, Red Rock Theatre and Gallery
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

3
days
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Step out of the city life by going to Devils @ Cradle and Wings Wildlife Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Westmorland Falls and Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Explore Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park's surroundings by going to Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains), Preston Falls (in Ulverstone) and Philosopher Falls (in Waratah).

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park day trip site .

Getting from Port Campbell to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by combination of bus, train, flight, and car takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Gunns Plains, Westmorland Falls, Preston Falls, Philosopher Falls
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Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park

4
days
Coles Bay

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Ben Lomond National Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Gala Estate Vineyard. Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to St Columba Waterfall (in St Helens) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Bay Jetty, and relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm.

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You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, Gala Estate Vineyard, Ben Lomond National Park, St Columba Waterfall
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
days
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.
Get some cultural insight at Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site. Get outdoors at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Macquarie Island. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Picton River (in Huonville), Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston) and Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and identify plant and animal life at Tinderbox Marine Nature Reserve.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hobart day trip website .

Drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. February in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Tasmania, Kingston Beach, Bellerive Beach, Picton River, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

5
days
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Trial Bay Gaol and St Thomas Anglican Church will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Koala Hospital and Seven Mile Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Macquarie: Korogoro Walking Track (in Hat Head), Smoky Cape Lighthouse (in South West Rocks) and Scotts Head Beach (in Scotts Head). And it doesn't end there: hike along Coastal walk, enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and experience rural life at Ricardoes Tomatoes and U-Pick Strawberry Farm.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Port Macquarie takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Hobart in February since evenings lows in Port Macquarie dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Korogoro Walking Track, Scotts Head Beach, Seven Mile Beach
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse

4
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Coogee Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Jenolan Caves to see Jenolan Caves about 2 hours away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, stroll through Clovelly, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in February, you will find days in Sydney are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). On the 28th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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Side Trip

Jenolan Caves
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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