50 days in Australia Itinerary

50 days in Australia Itinerary

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50 days in Australia Itinerary

Manchester
Fly:  22​h 30​min
Perth
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
Jabiru
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
Blackheath
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 30​min
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 30​min
Noosa
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + bus:  3​h
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
Manchester

3
days
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Take a break from the city and head to Cottesloe Beach and Scarborough Beach. Get some cultural insight at Fremantle Prison and St Patrick's Basilica. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and The Fremantle Round House (in Fremantle). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trigg Beach, and explore the activities along Swan River.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth holiday planner .

Manchester, UK to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Perth, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in December, things will get warmer in Perth: highs are around 35°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park, Trigg Beach, Scarborough Beach
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

5
days
Jabiru

Jabiru ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get in touch with nature at Yellow Water and Anbangbang Billabong. Get some historical perspective at Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock. Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, and explore the activities along Jim Jim Falls.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jabiru online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Perth to Jabiru takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Jabiru due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Jabiru

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls

2
days
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, then get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, and finally identify plant and animal life at Pulpit Rock Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Perry's Lookdown.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Blackheath trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jabiru to Blackheath. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Blackheath

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Wentworth Falls
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout

6
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.
Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. There's still lots to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, stroll through Dee Why Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Blackheath to Sydney in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
days
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 1st (Wed): kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, then get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then stroll through Ned's Beach. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island trip maker website .

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

4
days
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Take a break from the city and head to Lake McKenzie and Indian Head. We've included these beaches for you: Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island in 9.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek
Lake Wabby ©
Lake Wabby

4
days
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Noosa Main Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Noosa National Park and Kings Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Mount Ninderry (in Yandina), SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba) and Bulcock Beach (in Caloundra). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Peregian Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River, and take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Noosa vacation planner.

Getting from Fraser Island to Noosa by combination of car and ferry takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Mount Ninderry
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SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

3
days
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
We've included these beaches for you: Burleigh Heads Beach and Coolangatta Beach. Get in touch with nature at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. There's lots more to do: try out the rides at Sea World Theme Park, enjoy the sea views from Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction, and kick back and relax at Kirra Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast journey planner.

Getting from Noosa to Gold Coast by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

4
days
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Spend the 15th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, enjoy the sand and surf at Wonga Beach, tour the water at your own pace with Port Douglas Boat Hire, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge.

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Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in January: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Mossman Gorge
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
days
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
You'll get in some beach time at Myall Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Visiting Daintree National Park and Alexandra Bay Waterfall will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cow Bay Beach.

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Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Cow Bay Beach
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

4
days
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Visit Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach for some beach relaxation. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Kayaking & Canoeing about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track, take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Cairns are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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 25th (Sat): trek along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, and finally make a trip to Uluru. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Walpa Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairns in January: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

5
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get outdoors at Melbourne Zoo and Sandridge Beach. Visit Half Moon Bay and St. Kilda Beach for some beach relaxation. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Werribee to see Werribee Open Range Zoo about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, choose your vessel at Melbourne Boat Hire, and pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity College Chapel.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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