50 days in Australia Itinerary

50 days in Australia Itinerary

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50 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Maleny
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Noosa
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Gold Coast
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
7
Port Douglas
— 8 nights
shuttle + Fly:  26​h
End: London

6
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.
Spend the 20th (Wed) with some fine spirits on a distillery tour. The adventure continues: have fun at South Bank Parklands, enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and stroll through Dicky Beach.

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London, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in March, expect Brisbane to be much hotter, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Maleny.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Caloundra, Albany Creek Leisure Centre
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 20:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

5
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Get out of town with these interesting Maleny side-trips: Glass House Mountains National Park (in Glass House Mountains) and Lasting Impressions Gallery (in Kenilworth). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, hike along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, explore and take pictures at Maleny Dairies, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ngungun.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Maleny trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Brisbane to Maleny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Maleny can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Montville, Glass House Mountains, Spas, Australia Zoo, Mapleton Observatory
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 25:
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Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

7
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Aqua Park Bli Bli (in Bli Bli), Caloundra (Kings Beach & Bulcock Beach) and Mooloolaba (SunJet Simulations, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more). Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach, trek along Mount Cooroora, make a trip to Mount Tinbeerwah, and get great views at Laguna Lookout.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Noosa trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Maleny to Noosa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Coolum Beach, Aqua Park Bli Bli, Mount Cooroora
Find places to stay Mar 25 — Apr 1:
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SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

7
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Watersports Guru (in Kingscliff), Sunshine Alley (in Mullumbimby) and Norries Head (in Cabarita). Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, stroll through Surfers Paradise Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast tour builder .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Gold Coast takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Norries Head, Broken Head Nature Reserve, Sunshine Alley, Watersports Guru
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 8:
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Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

9
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 14th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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You can fly from Gold Coast to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in April, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, Historic St Andrew's Anglican Church, The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 17:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

8
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Tribulation (Cape Tribulation Beach, Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, & more), Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). Spend the 21st (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 22nd (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

Before you visit Port Douglas, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Port Douglas when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Palm Cove, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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