56 days in Australia Itinerary

56 days in Australia Itinerary

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56 days in Australia Itinerary

London
Fly:  20​h
Perth
— 12 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Sydney
— 14 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
Byron Bay
— 13 nights
Drive:  2​h
Brisbane
— 10 nights
Fly:  24​h
London

12
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.
Get some cultural insight at Western Australian Maritime Museum and The Shipwreck Galleries. Visit Cottesloe Beach and City Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Rockingham (Rockingham Beach & Penguin Island), The Big Camera (in Meckering) and Fremantle (Fremantle Prison, Fremantle Markets, & more). Dedicate the 11th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Perth Zoo, examine the collection at Cunderdin Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Trigg Beach.

Before you visit Perth, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. In July, Perth is slightly colder than London - with highs of 21°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Fremantle, Rockingham, The Big Camera, Tyler's Vineyard, Mandurah Cruises
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Mandurah Cruises ©
Mandurah Cruises
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Kuniya Walk. Step out of the city life by going to Valley of the Winds and Uluru. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, and hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park when traveling from Perth in July, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru ©
Uluru

14
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.
Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales will appeal to museum buffs. Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown), Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Bradleys Head Trail. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip site .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Jenolan Caves, Seven Mile Beach National Park, Terrigal Beach, Australian Reptile Park
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

13
days
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Fingal Head Lighthouse. Escape the urban bustle at Coolangatta Beach and Kirra Beach. Explore Byron Bay's surroundings by going to Greenmount Beach (in Coolangatta), Bundjalung National Park (in Evans Head) and O'Reillys Birds of Prey (in Lamington National Park). Fill the 10th (Sat) with the natural beauty at Broadwater National Park. Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. The adventure continues: trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, stroll through Lennox Head Beach, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Byron Bay trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Byron Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Coolangatta, Burleigh Heads, Lennox Head, Bundjalung National Park, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

10
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mooloolaba Beach and Kings Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Venture out of the city with trips to Maleny Dairies (in Maleny), Kondalilla National Park (in Montville) and Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis (in Tanawha). On the 27th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Main Range National Park. Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Conondale National Park. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at GOMA, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ravensbourne National Park, snap pictures at Story Bridge, and get lost in a book at State Library Of Queensland.

For maps and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Maleny, Mooloolaba, Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis, Ravensbourne National Park, Conondale National Park
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

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