58 days in Australia Itinerary

58 days in Australia Itinerary

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58 days in Australia Itinerary

Zurich
Fly:  25​h
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
Port Lincoln
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
Coober Pedy
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
Alice Springs
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Darwin
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Jabiru
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  8​h
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
Denham
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
Margaret River
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Albany
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
Esperance
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h
Zurich

2
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Melton Botanic Garden, identify plant and animal life at Newport Lakes Reserve, and then identify plant and animal life at St Kilda beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, then identify plant and animal life at Warrandyte State Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Blackburn Lake Sanctuary.

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Zurich, Switzerland to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Zurich to Melbourne, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in December, things will get much warmer in Melbourne: highs are around 30°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

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Newport Lakes Reserve, Blackburn Lake Sanctuary, Melton Botanic Garden
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Blackburn Lake Sanctuary ©
Blackburn Lake Sanctuary
St Kilda beach ©
St Kilda beach
Warrandyte State Park ©
Warrandyte State Park

5
days
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Raptor Domain and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Kangaroo Island Brewery, and enjoy breathtaking views from Cape du Couedic Lighthouse.

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Do a combination of flight and taxi from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Lincoln.

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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

4
days
Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln ©
Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mikkira Station and Food Tours. Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Lincoln National Park. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Glen Forest Tourist Park, take a memorable drive along Winter Hill Lookout, make a trip to The Old Mill, and meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Lincoln trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Port Lincoln takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

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Food Tours
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Glen Forest Tourist Park ©
Glen Forest Tourist Park
Shark Diving
Food Tours

3
days
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Step off the beaten path and head to Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage and Umoona Opal Mine & Museum. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Old Timers Mine, pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church, look for gifts at Opalios, and explore the fascinating landscape at Breakaways Conservation Park.

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Traveling by flight from Port Lincoln to Coober Pedy takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Coober Pedy, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Shopping
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Seven Stones Designer Jewellers ©
Seven Stones Designer Jewellers
Old Timers Mine ©
Old Timers Mine
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

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 26th (Wed), make a trip to Uluru, trek along Kuniya Walk, explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Red Desert Reptiles, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

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Drive from Coober Pedy to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

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Red Desert Reptiles
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

5
days
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Alice Springs Reptile Centre and Anzac Hill. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, don't miss a visit to Ormiston Gorge, and view the masterpieces at Yubu Napa Art Gallery.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Alice Springs are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trip

Red Centre
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
Trephina Gorge Nature Park ©
Trephina Gorge Nature Park

5
days
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Darwin Waterfront and Casuarina Coastal Reserve. Explore Darwin's surroundings by going to Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve (in Humpty Doo) and Litchfield National Park (Florence Falls & Wangi Falls). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and don't miss a visit to Nightcliff Jetty.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Darwin tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Alice Springs in January: highs in Darwin hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Jabiru.

Things to do in Darwin

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
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Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve ©
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
Safaris

3
days
Jabiru

Jabiru ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock and look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru trip maker site .

Getting from Darwin to Jabiru by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Jabiru

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

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Kakadu National Park
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Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

2
days
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stop by The Sandalwood Gallery Broome, identify plant and animal life at Broome Bird Observatory, and then identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Broome vacation maker site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru to Broome in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in Broome are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Denham.

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Broome Bird Observatory ©
Broome Bird Observatory
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
days
Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. On the 12th (Sat), look for gifts at Blue Lagoon Pearl Shop, kick back and relax at Little Lagoon, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shark Bay. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Steep Point, then take some stellar pictures from Eagle Bluff, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shell Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Denham trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Broome to Denham in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Denham

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

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Steep Point
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Shell Beach ©
Shell Beach
Ocean Park Aquarium ©
Ocean Park Aquarium
Eagle Bluff ©
Eagle Bluff

5
days
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Cape Naturaliste (Sugarloaf Rock & Bunker Bay). Spend the 17th (Thu) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Boranup Karri Forest, learn about winemaking at Brookwood Estate, Head underground at Giants Cave, and look for gifts at Moon Haven Natural Products.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Margaret River tour planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Denham to Margaret River takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Cape Naturaliste, Boranup Karri Forest, Naturaliste Reptile Park, Giants Cave
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Boranup Karri Forest ©
Boranup Karri Forest
Naturaliste Reptile Park ©
Naturaliste Reptile Park
Food Tours

5
days
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Explore hidden gems such as Greens Pool and Anvil Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albany: Walpole (Giant Tingle Tree & Conspicuous Cliff) and Denmark (Moombaki Wines & Elephant Rocks). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station, examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Albany Heritage Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kalgan River.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Albany trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Denmark, Walpole, Valley of the Giants
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Giant Tingle Tree ©
Giant Tingle Tree
Anvil Beach ©
Anvil Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool

5
days
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cape Le Grand National Park and Salmon Beach. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Twilight Bay, trek along Rotary Lookout, don't miss a visit to Esperance Whale Tail, and enjoy the sand and surf at West Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Esperance online travel planner .

You can drive from Albany to Esperance in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Esperance can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Esperance

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Blue Haven Beach ©
Blue Haven Beach

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Matilda Bay Reserve and Rockingham Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Cohunu Koala Park (in Byford), Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Mandurah (Dolphin Quay & Waterskiing & Jetskiing). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, make a trip to Monument Hill War Memorial, and contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

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You can fly from Esperance to Perth in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Esperance in January, you will find days in Perth are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Rockingham, Mandurah, Fremantle, Matilda Bay Reserve, Monument Hill War Memorial
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Matilda Bay Reserve ©
Matilda Bay Reserve

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