50 days in Australia Itinerary

50 days in Australia Itinerary

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50 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 7 nights
Drive:  21​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 8 nights
Drive:  9​h
4
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
5
Adelaide
— 7 nights
Drive:  15​h 45​min
6
Alice Springs
— 6 nights
Drive:  14​h 30​min
7
Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Amsterdam


7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas), Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more) and Mareeba Tropical Savannah and Wetland Reserve (in Mareeba). Spend the 16th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and browse the exhibits of Doongal Aboriginal Art.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary planning tool .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cairns is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In April, Cairns is warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation, Mareeba Tropical Savannah and Wetland Reserve
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). Next up on the itinerary: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip maker tool .

Fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in April, things will get little chillier in Brisbane: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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.
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, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Sydney sightseeing planner.

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in April: highs in Sydney hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

8
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 40 min away. Dedicate the 11th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in May, with highs in Melbourne at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

7
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: McLaren Vale (Primo Estate & Fox Creek Wines) and The Cedars (in Hahndorf). Dedicate the 16th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, have some family-friendly fun at VR Adelaide, and learn about winemaking at National Wine Centre of Australia.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Adelaide trip planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Adelaide are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, The Cedars, Cleland Wildlife Park
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Wine Tours & Tastings
The Cedars ©
The Cedars
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

6
nights
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.
Spend the 26th (Sun) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and explore and take pictures at Ormiston Gorge.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Adelaide to Alice Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in May, expect nights in Alice Springs to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Walking tours
Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge

5
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.
Go for a jaunt from Darwin to Batchelor to see Litchfield National Park about 1h 45 min away. Spend the 28th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, race across the water with a speed boat tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Outstation Gallery - Aboriginal Art from Art Centres.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Darwin holiday planner.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Alice Springs in May: highs in Darwin hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
Litchfield National Park ©
Litchfield National Park

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