59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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59 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + taxi:  27​h
1
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Newcastle
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Forster
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Jervis Bay
— 4 nights
+3
bus + train + Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
5
Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Byron Bay
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
8
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
10
Broome
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
11
Esperance
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
12
Exmouth
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h
13
Margaret River
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: London

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get in touch with nature at Raptor Domain and Island Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Blowhole Beach and Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Kangaroo Island road trip website .

London, UK to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Blowhole Beach
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

3
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Jimmy's Beach and Box Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tomaree Head and Fingal Bay Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Zenith Beach (in Shoal Bay), Caves Beach (in Swansea) and Bennetts Beach (in Hawks Nest). It doesn't end there: stroll through Redhead Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Newcastle travel route planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Newcastle takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Forster.

Things to do in Newcastle

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Shoal Bay, Hawks Nest, Redhead Beach, Caves Beach, Fingal Bay Beach
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach
Bennetts Beach ©
Bennetts Beach

4
nights
Forster

Forster ©
Forster is a coastal town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Mid-Coast Council LGA, about 308km north-north-east of Sydney. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cellito Beach and Seven Mile Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Elizabeth Beach and Burgess Beach, Forster. Explore Forster's surroundings by going to Port Macquarie (Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, Koala Hospital, & more). It doesn't end there: putt your heart out at Forster Tuncurry Golf Driving Range & Water Golf.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Forster driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Newcastle to Forster takes 2 hours. In October in Forster, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Forster

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Port Macquarie, Forster Tuncurry Golf Driving Range & Water Golf, Cellito Beach, Elizabeth Beach
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 24:
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Cellito Beach ©
Cellito Beach
Burgess Beach, Forster ©
Burgess Beach, Forster

4
nights
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Step out of the city life by going to Bendalong Beach and Greenfield Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Callala Beach and Nelson Beach. Go for a jaunt from Jervis Bay to Malua Bay to see Malua Bay Beach about 1h 50 min away. Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Seven Mile Beach National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Blenheim Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Cabbage Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jervis Bay day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Forster to Jervis Bay takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, daily temperatures in Jervis Bay can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach National Park, Cabbage Beach, Callala Beach, Bendalong Beach, Malua Bay Beach
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 29:
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Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Callala Beach ©
Callala Beach
Seven Mile Beach National Park ©
Seven Mile Beach National Park

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll get in some beach time at Peregian Beach and Kings Beach. Visiting Carlo Sand Blow and Mooloolaba Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Noosa to go to Cooloola National Park and see Cooloola Recreation Area, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach and shop like a local with Hastings Street.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Noosa tour planner .

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Jervis Bay to Noosa in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba Beach, Cooloola Recreation Area, Carlo Sand Blow, Kings Beach
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 2:
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Carlo Sand Blow ©
Carlo Sand Blow
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Burleigh Head National Park and Kirra Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Kurrawa Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Tugun Beach, stroll through Coolangatta Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Gold Coast takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach

4
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Main Beach Yamba. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turners Beach and Broken Head Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Byron Bay side-trips: Iluka (in Iluka), Yamba Pedal Boats (in Yamba) and Spooky Beach (in Angourie). Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Arakwal National Park. There's more to do: trek along Cape Byron Walking Track.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay online road trip planner .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Byron Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Byron Bay are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Yamba, Spooky Beach, Broken Head Beach, Iluka
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach
Main Beach Yamba ©
Main Beach Yamba

2
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Daintree National Park and Elizas Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Agincourt Reef and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Change things up with a short trip to Daintree Discovery Centre in Cow Bay (about 1h 20 min away). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Byron Bay to Port Douglas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Byron Bay in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Port Douglas, with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Daintree Discovery Centre, Elizas Gallery, Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

4
nights
Cairns

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Michaelmas Cay and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda, approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Cairns online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. November in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 16:
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

4
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Broome Town Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cable Beach. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, kick back and relax at Roebuck Bay, and stroll through Reddell Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Broome trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Broome takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cairns to Broome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairns in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Broome: highs are around 39°C and lows about 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Broome

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 20:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
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 Twilight Bay and Cape Le Grand National Park. Get in touch with nature at Thistle Cove and Ten Mile Lagoon. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Haven Beach, take a memorable drive along Great Ocean Drive, and stroll through Hellfire Bay.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Esperance day trip planner .

You can fly from Broome to Esperance in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Broome, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Esperance, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Esperance

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 24:
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove

3
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Visiting Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area and Mandu Mandu Gorge will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Osprey Bay and Wobiri Beach. Step out of Exmouth with an excursion to Ningaloo Marine Park in Coral Bay--about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Turquoise Bay, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mauritius Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Exmouth journey builder website .

Fly from Esperance to Exmouth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Esperance in November, with highs in Exmouth at 41°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Exmouth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Ningaloo Marine Park
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 28:
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Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay
Osprey Bay ©
Osprey Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

8
nights
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Meelup Beach and Surfers Point. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Ngilgi Cave. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Wise Wine (in Eagle Bay), Yallingup (Yallingup Beach, Injidup Beach, & more) and Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, stroll through Margaret River Mouth Beach, do a tasting at Woodlands Wines, and identify plant and animal life at Naturaliste Reptile Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Margaret River trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Exmouth to Margaret River takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Cowaramup, Dunsborough, Wilyabrup, Augusta
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 7:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

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