50 days in Australia Itinerary

50 days in Australia Itinerary

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50 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Sandy Hollow
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Nelson Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Byron Bay
— 7 nights
+3
bus + Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h
7
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
8
Mission Beach
— 15 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Port Douglas
— 8 nights
shuttle + Fly:  27​h
End: Amsterdam


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3
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.
Visiting Manly Beach and Shelly Beach will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Clovelly. There's much more to do: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Camp Cove, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Garrison Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney holiday site .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in April; daily highs in Sydney reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wentworth Falls and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at The National Pass and Dryridge Estate. Change things up with these side-trips from Katoomba: Bathurst (Machattie Park & Abercrombie Caves). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Pulpit Rock Lookout, don't miss a visit to Day FIne Art, explore the stunning scenery at Lincoln's Rock, and contemplate the waterfront views at Wentworth Falls Lake.

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You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Katoomba when traveling from Sydney in April, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sandy Hollow.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Bathurst, Dryridge Estate, Wentworth Falls Lake, Day FIne Art
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

3
nights
Sandy Hollow

Sandy Hollow ©
Sandy Hollow is a small rural town in New South Wales, Australia in Muswellbrook Shire. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at David Mahony Art Gallery and then admire all the interesting features of Bylong Valley Way. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Merriwa Colonial Museum & Historical Society and then stop by Two Rivers Wines.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sandy Hollow day trip site .

You can drive from Katoomba to Sandy Hollow in 3.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Katoomba in April since evenings lows in Sandy Hollow dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Sandy Hollow

Outdoors Scenic Drive Museums

Side Trips

Bylong Valley Way, Two Rivers Wines, Merriwa Colonial Museum & Historical Society
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Two Rivers Wines ©
Two Rivers Wines

1
night
Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay ©
Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve, then examine the collection at Port Stephens Shell Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head.

Plan trip to Nelson Bay with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Sandy Hollow to Nelson Bay takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sandy Hollow in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nelson Bay, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Stephens Shell Museum, Tomaree Head
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Port Stephens Shell Museum ©
Port Stephens Shell Museum

1
night
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): do a tasting at Two Tails Wines, view the masterpieces at Bunker Cartoon Gallery, then kick back and relax at Solitary Islands Coastal Walk, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Korora Lookout.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Coffs Harbour day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Nelson Bay to Coffs Harbour takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In April in Coffs Harbour, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Two Tails Wines
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Korora Lookout ©
Korora Lookout
Two Tails Wines ©
Two Tails Wines
National Cartoon Gallery ©
National Cartoon Gallery

7
nights
Byron Bay

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Turners Beach and Main Beach Yamba. Relax by the water at Bundjalung National Park and Wategos Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Byron Bay: Pippi Beach (in Yamba), Lighthouse Beach (in Ballina) and Hastings Point Headland (in Hastings Point). Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Arakwal National Park. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, visit a coastal fixture at Fingal Head Lighthouse, explore the activities along Lake Ainsworth, and hike along Cape Byron Walking Track.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Byron Bay are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yamba, Broken Head, Lennox Head, Lighthouse Beach, Bundjalung National Park
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Kayaking & Canoeing
Bundjalung National Park ©
Bundjalung National Park

4
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Proserpine Museum and Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop. Visit Grays Bay and Boathaven Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with a short trip to Finch Hatton Gorge in Finch Hatton (about 2 hours away). Spend the 3rd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: hike along Whitsunday Great Walk, head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands, tour the water at your own pace with Airlie Boat Hire, and explore the galleries of Above & Below Photography.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Airlie Beach takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Byron Bay in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Airlie Beach, with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grays Bay, Proserpine Museum, Finch Hatton Gorge, Whitsunday Islands
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Finch Hatton Gorge ©
Finch Hatton Gorge
Grays Bay ©
Grays Bay

15
nights
Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mission Beach and Babinda Boulders. Get some cultural insight at Historic Cardwell Post Office & Telegraph Station and Helen Wiltshire Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mission Beach: Nandroya Falls (in Atherton), Millstream Falls National Park (in Ravenshoe) and Hinchinbrook Island (in Cardwell). Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Broadwater National Park. Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at Djiru National Park. There's lots more to do: cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, take in the dramatic scenery at Millaa Millaa Falls, experience rural life at Fruit Forest Farm, and explore the striking landscape at Tully Gorge National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mission Beach road trip planning website .

You can drive from Airlie Beach to Mission Beach in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Millaa Millaa, Herberton, Innisfail, Tully, Cardwell
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Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders
Millaa Millaa Falls ©
Millaa Millaa Falls

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Thornton Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Opal Reef and Safaris. Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Kuranda (Terra Nova Gallery & Birdworld Kuranda), Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness (in Cape Tribulation) and Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre & Walu Wugirriga Lookout). Spend the 23rd (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, explore the galleries of Ngarru Gallery, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas day trip website .

Getting from Mission Beach to Port Douglas by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Kuranda, Cow Bay, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Thornton Beach
Find places to stay May 23 — 31:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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