56 days in Australia Itinerary

56 days in Australia Itinerary

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56 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Whitsunday Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
3
Perth
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  14​h 45​min
5
Coral Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Exmouth
— 7 nights
Drive:  43​h
7
Adelaide
— 7 nights
Drive:  16​h 30​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  23​h 30​min
10
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Frankfurt

7
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.
The Rocks and Sydney Opera House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palm Beach and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. Dedicate the 4th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sydney travel itinerary planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Frankfurt to Sydney, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Sydney is much hotter than Frankfurt - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Palm Beach, Shelly Beach
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

5
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Get in touch with nature at Hill Inlet and Whitsunday Islands National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Whitehaven Beach and Whitsunday Islands.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Whitsunday Island online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Whitsunday Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in January, you will find days in Whitsunday Island are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). You will leave for Perth on the 11th (Fri).

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Caversham Wildlife Park and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Get some cultural insight at Fremantle Prison and Mandurah War Memorial. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Rockingham (Point Peron & Rockingham Beach), Lane Pool Reserve (in Dwellingup) and St John's Anglican Church, Fremantle (in Fremantle). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Matilda Bay Reserve, do a tasting at Sandalford Winery - Swan Valley, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Perth online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Whitsunday Island to Perth in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Whitsunday Island to Perth, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in January, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Perth. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Exmouth.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Rockingham, Fremantle, Mandurah, Lane Pool Reserve, Sandalford Wines Swan Valley
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Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Lane Pool Reserve ©
Lane Pool Reserve

3
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
On the 16th (Wed), do a tasting at Knotting Hill Estate Vineyard and then take in the dramatic natural features at Sugarloaf Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre, learn about winemaking at Redgate Wines, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Injidup Beach.

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Drive from Perth to Margaret River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Injidup Beach, Sugarloaf Rock, Surfers Point, Redgate Wines
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:
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Sugarloaf Rock ©
Sugarloaf Rock
Injidup Beach ©
Injidup Beach
Brookwood Estate ©
Brookwood Estate

2
nights
Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Coral Bay Beach. On the 19th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Marine Park and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Coral Bay Beach and then get outside with Aqua Rush.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Coral Bay road trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Coral Bay in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coral Bay

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

7
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area and Bundegi Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Ningaloo Reef and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Range National Park, visit a coastal fixture at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, look for all kinds of wild species at Jurabi Turtle Centre, and kick back and relax at Town Beach.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Exmouth trip planner .

Traveling by car from Coral Bay to Exmouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Exmouth are 44°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Exmouth

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Ningaloo Reef, Cape Range National Park
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 28:
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Cape Range National Park ©
Cape Range National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

7
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Blowhole Beach and Gorge Wildlife Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Murray Street Vineyards and Rockford Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Seppeltsfield (in Seppeltsfield), Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach) and McLaren Vale III Associates (in McLaren Vale). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Horseshoe Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Henley Beach, learn about winemaking at Chateau Tanunda, and look for all kinds of wild species at Waterfall Gully.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Exmouth to Adelaide takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Exmouth in January, with highs in Adelaide at 34°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Wineries, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Tanunda, Port Adelaide, Henley Beach, Two Hands Wines Cellar Door, McLaren Vale III Associate wines
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 6:
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Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay

3
nights
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 6th (Wed): trek along Kuniya Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Wintjiri Arts + Museum, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Red Desert Reptiles, and finally explore and take pictures at Uluru.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in February; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 43°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Alice Springs Desert Park and Ormiston Gorge. Escape the urban bustle at Alice Springs Reptile Centre and Ochre Pits. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, take in the exciting artwork at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery, and examine the collection at Adelaide House Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Alice Springs tour site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trip

Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 13:
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ballarat Wildlife Park and Dandenong Ranges National Park. Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Point Lonsdale Lighthouse (in Point Lonsdale), Bells Beach (in Torquay) and Art Gallery of Ballarat (in Ballarat). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, wander the streets of Melbourne Central, identify plant and animal life at Y Water Discovery Centre, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip planning app .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Alice Springs in February: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 32°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballarat, Bells Beach, Y Water Discovery Centre, Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, Dandenong Ranges National Park
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 21:
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Y Water Discovery Centre ©
Y Water Discovery Centre
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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