57 days in Australia Itinerary

57 days in Australia Itinerary

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57 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  23​h
1
Perth
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  12​h
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Blackheath
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
8
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Port Douglas
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Manchester

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Upper Reach Winery (in Baskerville), Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, have fun at City Summit Indoor Rock Climbing, view the masterpieces at Illusionary Art, and admire the masterpieces at The Sacred India Gallery.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Perth tour itinerary app .

Manchester, UK to Perth is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 8 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Manchester in July since evenings lows in Perth dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Wineries, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Millendon, Herne Hill, City Summit Indoor Rock Climbing, Fremantle Prison, Upper Reach Winery
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 28:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek, explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, and identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru online trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Perth to Jabiru in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Jabiru. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 4:
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Gunlom Waterfall Creek ©
Gunlom Waterfall Creek
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Dedicate the 8th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online holiday planner .

Getting from Jabiru to Melbourne by combination of bus and flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 11:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
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.
On the 12th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally don't miss a visit to Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Uluru Hiking Path, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in August, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

3
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Blackheath: Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and The Three Sisters (in Katoomba). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, take in breathtaking views at Pulpit Rock Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and don't miss a visit to Day FIne Art.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Blackheath road trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Blackheath. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, you will find days in Blackheath are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Blackheath

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 17:
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout

8
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.
Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Getting from Blackheath to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Blackheath in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 25:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

5
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford), Kondalilla National Park (in Montville) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). And it doesn't end there: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. August in Brisbane sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Warner Bros. Movie World, Kondalilla National Park, Sea World Theme Park
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

3
nights
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.
Spend the 31st (Fri) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach, kick back and relax at Cow Bay Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Cape Tribulation road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Brisbane to Cape Tribulation in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Brisbane in August, expect Cape Tribulation to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Cow Bay Beach
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 3:
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

7
nights
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.
Spend the 4th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 6th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, identify plant and animal life at Mowbray National Park, head outdoors with The Bump Track, and play a few rounds at Port Douglas Golf Tours.

Discover how to plan a Port Douglas trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Mossman
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 10:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Safaris

6
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 11th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring nature at Barron Gorge National Park. The adventure continues: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cairns vacation planning website .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Barron Gorge National Park
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 16:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises

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