50 days in Australia Itinerary

50 days in Australia Itinerary

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50 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Cairns
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 7 nights
Drive:  22​h 45​min
5
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Drive:  32​h
6
Alice Springs
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  25​h
8
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Drive:  9​h
9
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Dusseldorf

6
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and Nan Tien Temple. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, stroll through Coogee Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online trip planner .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Dusseldorf to Sydney. Traveling from Dusseldorf in July, expect Sydney to be slightly colder, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mosman, Shelly Beach, Nan Tien Temple
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Cairns Art Gallery, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, then kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Cairns sightseeing planner.

Fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Cairns at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

5
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.
Relax by the water at Finch Bay and Cape Tribulation Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Daintree National Park and Great Northern Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Cooktown (Trevethan Falls, Grassy Hill, & more) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, stroll through Thornton Beach, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black Mountain National Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cooktown, Daintree Discovery Centre, Black Mountain National Park, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Grassy Hill ©
Grassy Hill
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

7
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.
Relax by the water at Wonga Beach and Four Mile Beach. Bring the kids along to Mossman Gorge and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Spend the 17th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 15th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and browse the exhibits of Janbal Gallery.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online route planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Mossman, Wonga Beach, Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Safaris

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.
Relax by the water at Burleigh Head National Park and Kirra Beach. Get outdoors at Maroochydore Beach and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Venture out of the city with trips to Caboolture Historical Village (in Caboolture), Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach) and Maleny (Maleny Dairies & Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel), contemplate the long history of Boggo Road Gaol, and have fun at South Bank Parklands.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip builder .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in July; daily highs in Brisbane reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Maleny, Gold Coast, Scuba & Snorkeling, Maroochydore Beach, Caboolture Historical Village
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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Alice Springs Desert Park and Walking tours. Kids will appreciate attractions like Owen Springs Reserve and Ormiston Gorge. Spend the 31st (Wed) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, admire the masterpieces at Araluen Cultural Precinct, take in the exciting artwork at Yubu Napa Art Gallery, and head outdoors with Simpsons Gap.

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Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Alice Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brisbane in July, Alice Springs is a bit cooler at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Owen Springs Reserve ©
Owen Springs Reserve

4
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.
Attractions like Kuniya Walk and Red Desert Reptiles make great kid-friendly stops. Get outdoors at Kata Tjuta and Uluru Hiking Path. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Uluru, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Melbourne Gaol and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to Eastern Beach Reserve and Melbourne Zoo. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Point Nepean National Park (in Portsea) and Ballarat (Art Gallery of Ballarat & Ballarat Wildlife Park). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip tool .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in Melbourne, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve, Point Nepean National Park
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Point Nepean National Park ©
Point Nepean National Park
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, then see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, then stroll through Bronte Beach, and finally wander the streets of Newtown. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Terrigal Beach, see the interesting displays at Gosford Classic Car Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in August; daily highs in Sydney reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, Terrigal Beach, Bronte Beach
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Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk ©
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk