50 days in New South Wales, Queensland & Melbourne Itinerary

50 days in New South Wales, Queensland & Melbourne Itinerary

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50 days in New South Wales, Queensland & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Luxembourg City
Fly:  28​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Leura
— 6 nights
+4
train + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 30​min
3
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Noosa
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
6
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Melbourne
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  27​h
End: Luxembourg City

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.
Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Government House are in your itinerary. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Spend the 20th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, look for gifts at DUX Collection Sydney, and pause for some photo ops at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney online trip builder .

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Sydney is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 9 hours. Traveling from Luxembourg City in October, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

6
nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Get some historical perspective at The National Pass and Hartley Historic Village. Venture out of the city with trips to Katoomba (The Three Sisters & Blue Mountains), Anvil Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Lennox Bridge, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, and look for all kinds of wild species at Pulpit Rock Lookout.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Leura using our trip planner.

Drive from Sydney to Leura in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in October, Leura is slightly colder at night with lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Lennox Bridge, Jenolan Caves
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 27:
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Hartley Historic Village ©
Hartley Historic Village
Lennox Bridge ©
Lennox Bridge

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island online tour itinerary planner .

Do a combination of train, flight, car, and ferry from Leura to Fraser Island in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Leura in October since evenings lows in Fraser Island dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Sandy Cape Lighthouse ©
Sandy Cape Lighthouse
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
We've included these beaches for you: Kings Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Visit Chenrezig Institute and Caloundra Lighthouses for their historical value. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Lows Lookout (in Coolum Beach), Mooloolaba (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Sunshine Castle (in Bli Bli). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach, hike along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park, and admire the sheer force of Buderim Forest Park.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Noosa day trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Maleny, Lows Lookout, Buderim Forest Park
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

5
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Coolangatta Beach. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Cape Byron Lighthouse (in Byron Bay) and Brisbane (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Wheel of Brisbane, & more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, get outside with Pelican Feeding, and find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip planner .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Gold Coast takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Brisbane, Cape Byron Lighthouse
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

5
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. Spend the 13th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 16th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas travel planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in November, with highs in Port Douglas at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

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

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 Thornton Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Tribulation side-trips: Grassy Hill (in Cooktown), Cow Bay (Cow Bay Beach & Daintree Discovery Centre) and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree). Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Myall Beach, explore the striking landscape of Black Mountain National Park, hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, and take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cape Tribulation tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Grassy Hill, Black Mountain National Park, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 23:
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

6
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. We've included these beaches for you: Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Atherton to see The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre about 1h 15 min away. Spend the 24th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 27th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, and explore the different monuments and memorials at McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip maker .

You can take a bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Historic Village Herberton, The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): make a trip to Block Arcade, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at St Kilda beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Melbourne route planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Cairns, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 2:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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