50 days in Australia Itinerary

50 days in Australia Itinerary

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50 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Blue Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Glenworth Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 15​min
5
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h
7
Darwin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Litchfield National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Darwin
— 1 night
Drive:  46​h
11
Perth
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
12
Kalbarri
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
13
Ningaloo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
14
Exmouth
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
15
Geraldton
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Amsterdam

4
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, stroll through Manly Beach, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney online itinerary builder .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Sydney is 9 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in April, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

4
nights
Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
This is the official community page for Blue Mountains National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Blue Mountains National Park: Blackheath (Govetts Leap & Gallery Blackheath) and Leura (Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Sublime Point Lookout, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, take some stellar pictures from Anvil Rock Lookout, stop by Rick Rutherford's Country, and head outdoors with Evans Lookout.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Blue Mountains National Park online holiday planner .

You can drive from Sydney to Blue Mountains National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 8°C in Blue Mountains National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Glenworth Valley.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Wentworth Falls Lake, The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay May 3 — 7:
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The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden ©
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath

1
night
Glenworth Valley

Glenworth Valley ©
Glenworth Valley is a suburb of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia 65km north of Sydney. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): trot along with Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Australian Reptile Park. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Terrigal Beach, then head outdoors with The Entrance Pelican Feed, then enjoy the sea views from Norah Head Lighthouse, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Beach.

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Drive from Blue Mountains National Park to Glenworth Valley in 3.5 hours. In May in Glenworth Valley, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Glenworth Valley

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Terrigal Beach, The Entrance Pelican Feed, Palm Beach, Norah Head Lighthouse, Australian Reptile Park
Find places to stay May 7 — 8:
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Australian Reptile Park ©
Australian Reptile Park
Norah Head Lighthouse ©
Norah Head Lighthouse
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

1
night
Sydney

Sydney ©
On the 9th (Thu), hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Chinese Garden of Friendship, and finally don't miss a visit to Queen Victoria Building (QVB). On your second day here, stroll through Hyde Park and then explore the activities along Watson's Bay.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sydney holiday builder website .

Drive from Glenworth Valley to Sydney in 2 hours. Traveling from Glenworth Valley in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Shopping Nature
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Chinese Garden of Friendship ©
Chinese Garden of Friendship
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Sydney Fish Market ©
Sydney Fish Market

6
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.
Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Cairns (Scuba & Snorkeling, Esplanade Lagoon Pool, & more). Spend the 13th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for gifts at Coffee Works, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect Port Douglas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cairns, Palm Cove
Find places to stay May 10 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Tribulation: Tranquility Falls (in Daintree) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, and take some stellar pictures from Walu Wugirriga Lookout.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cape Tribulation travel route builder app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Daintree
Find places to stay May 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindil Beach, then see the interesting displays at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, then stroll through Lameroo Beach, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Darwin trip site .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Darwin by combination of car and flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Cape Tribulation in May, expect nights in Darwin to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

2
nights
Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
When in Litchfield National Park, make a side trip to see Adelaide River War Cemetery in Adelaide River, approximately 38 minutes away. Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at Litchfield National Park.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Litchfield National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Darwin to Litchfield National Park. In May, daily temperatures in Litchfield National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Adelaide River War Cemetery
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls
Helicopter Tours
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water, delve into the distant past at Ubirr, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, and don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk.

For photos and tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Litchfield National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay May 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site

1
night
Darwin

On the 30th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, then examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, then look for gifts at Embella Jewellery, and finally get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Keep things going the next day: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour and then make a splash at Wave Lagoon.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin day trip tool .

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Perth.

Things to do in Darwin

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Speed Boats Tours
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
Helicopter Tours

2
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.
Step out of Perth to go to Fremantle and see Fremantle Prison, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, pause for some serene contemplation at St Patrick's Basilica, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth day trip app .

Traveling by car from Darwin to Perth takes 46 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Darwin to Perth is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Darwin in June, expect Perth to be colder, temps between 23°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach, Perth Zoo
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

2
nights
Kalbarri

Kalbarri ©
Isolated and lapped at by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the town of Kalbarri boasts a picturesque location amid the dunes and sands of westerly Western Australia.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Red Bluff, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then get great views at The Loop and Z Bend Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Kalbarri National Park Coastal Cliffs, take in the dramatic natural features at Island Rock & Natural Bridge, then contemplate the waterfront views at Murchison River, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kalbarri Pelican Feeding.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalbarri travel planner.

Getting from Perth to Kalbarri by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ningaloo.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Kalbarri National Park
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Jungle ©
Rainbow Jungle
The Loop and Z Bend Gorge ©
The Loop and Z Bend Gorge
Murchison River ©
Murchison River

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Ningaloo

Explore Ningaloo's surroundings by going to Coral Bay (Ningaloo Marine Park, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more).

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ningaloo trip planner.

Getting from Kalbarri to Ningaloo by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Ningaloo

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Coral Bay
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, then enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally view the masterpieces at The Ningaloo Gallery.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Exmouth online travel planner .

Drive from Ningaloo to Exmouth in 1.5 hours. June in Exmouth sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Geraldton.

Things to do in Exmouth

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 12:
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Shark Diving
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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Geraldton

Geraldton ©
Geraldton is a coastal city in the Mid West region of Western Australia, located 424km north of Perth.At June 2015 Geraldton had an estimated urban population of 39,825. On the 13th (Thu), learn about all things military at HMAS Sydney II Memorial, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Geraldton, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Town Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to The Leaning Trees, steep yourself in history at Central Greenough, then take an in-depth tour of Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Oakabella Homestead.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Geraldton attractions planner.

You can fly from Exmouth to Geraldton in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Exmouth in June; daily highs in Geraldton reach 25°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geraldton

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Greenough, Oakabella Homestead, Tea Rooms and Campground
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
HMAS Sydney II Memorial ©
HMAS Sydney II Memorial
Museum of Geraldton ©
Museum of Geraldton
Central Greenough ©
Central Greenough

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