52 days in Australia Itinerary

52 days in Australia Itinerary

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52 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
Fly + Drive:  20​h 15​min
1
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
2
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  12​h 15​min
5
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
10
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Amritsar

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Shark Diving and Ningaloo Reef. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with Turquoise Bay, contemplate the waterfront views at Yardie Creek, take in breathtaking views at Charles Knife Canyon, and visit a coastal fixture at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Exmouth route maker app .

Amritsar, India to Exmouth is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Amritsar to Exmouth. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Amritsar in June: high temperatures in Exmouth hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Range National Park, Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Popular historic sites such as Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Zoo. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Ballarat (Ballarat Botanical Gardens & Sovereign Hill). Dedicate the 21st (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take a stroll through Degraves Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Exmouth to Melbourne in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Exmouth in June, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ballarat, The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Manly Beach for some beach relaxation. Family-friendly places like Australian National Maritime Museum and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium will thrill your kids. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), The Australiana Pioneer Village (in Wilberforce) and The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park). There's much more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sydney online travel route planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in June, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, Bilpin Cider Company, Jenolan Caves, The Australiana Pioneer Village
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, then stroll through Ned's Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Lord Howe Island tour builder site .

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Visiting Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Maheno Wreck will get you outdoors.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island tour itinerary website .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island in 12.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic Village Herberton and Cairns Art Gallery. Bring the kids along to Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour (in Yungaburra), The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre (in Atherton) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 5th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 10th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Fraser Island in July, with highs in Cairns at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton, The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour, The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 11:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

4
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.
Visiting Daintree Discovery Centre and Cape Tribulation Beach will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory and Grassy Hill. Go for a jaunt from Cape Tribulation to Cooktown to see Finch Bay about 1h 35 min away. Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubuji Boardwalk, go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cape Tribulation trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cooktown, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, Daintree Discovery Centre
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Kids will appreciate attractions like Four Mile Beach and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Step out of Port Douglas with an excursion to Photography Tours in Daintree--about 48 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef, get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas, and don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

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You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Photography Tours, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 21:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), get outside with Walpa Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and then trek along Kuniya Walk. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in July, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are cooler (4°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Visit Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Warradjan Cultural Centre and Injalak Arts. Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge, take in the dramatic scenery at Jim Jim Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kakadu National Park, Injalak Arts
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
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