57 days in Australia Itinerary

57 days in Australia Itinerary

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57 days in Australia Itinerary

Bremen
Fly:  33​h
Jabiru
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h
Leura
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
Cape Tribulation
— 6 nights
Fly:  29​h
Bremen

6
days
Jabiru

Jabiru ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Maguk Gorge and Ubirr. Gunlom Waterfall Creek and Nourlangie Rock are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Jim Jim Falls, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, and look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong.

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Bremen, Germany to Jabiru is an approximately 33-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Bremen to Jabiru due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

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Kakadu National Park
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Gunlom Waterfall Creek ©
Gunlom Waterfall Creek
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water

5
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. Do your shopping at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Robina Town Shopping Centre. Change things up with a short trip to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane (about 1h 35 min away). Pack the 12th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Sea World Theme Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach, revel in the low prices at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, and buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mirage.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jabiru to Gold Coast. August in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Eumundi.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

5
days
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Take a break from the city and head to Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Lake Birrabeen.

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Do a combination of car and ferry from Gold Coast to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek
Lake Wabby ©
Lake Wabby

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 19th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach and then hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

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You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island in 9.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Leura.

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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
days
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Head to Glenbrook Rotary Farmers Markets and Victory Theatre Antique Centrefor plenty of shopping. Step out of the city life by going to Pulpit Rock Lookout and The National Pass. Change things up with these side-trips from Leura: Anvil Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). There's still lots to do: stop by The Nook, browse the different shops at Leura Mall, admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, and take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls.

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Do a combination of flight and train from Lord Howe Island to Leura in 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

#Shopping, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Jenolan Caves, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Blue Mountains Chocolate Company ©
Blue Mountains Chocolate Company
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves

7
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Spend the 1st (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Sydney Fish Market, identify plant and animal life at Hawthorne Canal Reserve, get a taste of the local shopping with Queen Victoria Building (QVB), and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel planner.

Getting from Leura to Sydney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Leura in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

6
days
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 Nature & Wildlife Tours. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Haigh's Chocolates Collins Street. On the 5th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, look for all kinds of wild species at Trin Warren Tam-boore, stroll through St. Kilda Beach, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne tour itinerary maker .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, Melbourne is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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.
On the 8th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 33°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

5
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St Monica's Cathedral and Underart Gallery. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Historic Village Herberton in Herberton, about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 10th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, stop by Cairns Central Shopping Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, and get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cairns online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Shopping

Side Trips

Tanks Arts Centre, Palm Cove Beach, The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, Smithfield Shopping Centre, Trinity Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Janbal Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Mossman Gorge. Spend the 17th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, stop by With Sugar, hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas, and view the masterpieces at Des Spencer Galleries.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In September, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

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

6
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.
Visit Myall Beach and Cow Bay Beach for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Tribulation: Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay), Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Cooktown (Finch Bay, James Cook Museum, & more). There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, take in the exciting artwork at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, and admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cooktown, Cow Bay, Black Mountain National Park, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, Bloomfield Waterfall
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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