53 days in Australia Itinerary

53 days in Australia Itinerary

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53 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Norfolk Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
9
Esperance
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
10
Albany
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Margaret River
— 11 nights
bus + Fly:  28​h
End: Budapest

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Australian National Maritime Museum and White Rabbit Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Rocks, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Clovelly, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp Cove.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip app .

Budapest, Hungary to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In February, Sydney is much hotter than Budapest - with highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Jenolan Caves
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
nights
Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island ©
Pine trees, rolling green hills, and dramatic cliffs typify Norfolk Island, an Australian offshore territory 1,412 km (877 mi) east of the mainland.
Let the collections at Norfolk Island Museum and Gallery Guava capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Norfolk Island Cemetery and Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Emily Bay, contemplate the waterfront views at Cresswell Bay, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Pitt, and stroll through Point Ross.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Norfolk Island day trip website .

Getting from Sydney to Norfolk Island by flight takes about 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Norfolk Island is 1 hour. In March, daily temperatures in Norfolk Island can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery

4
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Get a sense of the local culture at Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Fern Tree. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Shene Tasmania (in Pontville). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Opossum Bay Beach, stroll through Kingston Beach, admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol, and step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Norfolk Island to Hobart takes 8.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Norfolk Island to Hobart due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Hobart when traveling from Norfolk Island in March, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Fern Tree, Port Arthur Historic Site, Hinsby Beach, Kingston Beach
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Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary

4
nights
Coles Bay

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spiky Beach Conservation Area and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Denison Beach. Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook), Raspins Beach (in Orford) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, examine the collection at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers, and take in the exciting artwork at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay route planner.

Getting from Hobart to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cranbrook, St Marys, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Spiky Beach Conservation Area
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Devils @ Cradle and West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan. Step out of the city life by going to Lake St. Clair and Ocean Beach. Explore Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park's surroundings by going to Hellyer Gorge (in Parrawe) and Westmorland Falls (in Mole Creek). There's still lots to do: trek along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

You can plan Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hellyer Gorge, West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, Ocean Beach, Westmorland Falls
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West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

3
nights
Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Squeaky Beach and Reeeves Beach. Get outdoors at Wilsons Promontory National Park and Toora Wind Farm. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wilsons Promontory National Park: Woodside Beach (in Woodside), Robertson Beach (in Port Albert) and Alberton Cemetery (in Alberton). Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Little Waterloo Bay.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Wilsons Promontory National Park trip tool .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Wilsons Promontory National Park in 17 hours. Another option is to fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Woodside, Toora Wind Farm, Robertson Beach, Alberton Cemetery
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Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Squeaky Beach ©
Squeaky Beach
Reeeves Beach ©
Reeeves Beach

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Get in touch with nature at Great Ocean Walk and London Bridge. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mait's Rest and Port Campbell National Park. Explore Port Campbell's surroundings by going to Red Rock Theatre and Gallery (in Cororooke) and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and make a trip to Gibsons Steps.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Port Campbell day trip website .

You can drive from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Port Campbell in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Red Rock Theatre and Gallery, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Twelve Apostles
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get outside with Walpa Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, stroll through Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

3
nights
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Step off the beaten path and head to Thistle Cove and Twilight Bay. Step out of the city life by going to Lucky Bay and Ten Mile Lagoon. Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Blue Haven Beach and stroll through Hellfire Bay.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Esperance itinerary planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Esperance in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, with highs in Esperance at 30°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Esperance

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay

5
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Albany's Historic Whaling Station and Vancouver Arts Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Anvil Beach and Lowlands Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Denmark (Harewood Estate Winery, Greens Pool, & more), Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park) and Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Goode Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and examine the collection at National Anzac Centre.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Albany trip planner .

Getting from Esperance to Albany by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Albany are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Nanarup Beach, Lowlands Beach, Cosy Corner Beach, Cheynes Beach
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

11
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hamelin Bay Jetty and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Appreciate the collections at Sensei Pots Art Gallery Yallingup and Augusta Historical Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Augusta (Jewel Cave & Water wheel), Dunsborough (Meelup Beach & Meelup Reserve Trail) and Yallingup (Smiths Beach, Canal Rocks, & more). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, kick back and relax at Gnarabup Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hamelin Bay, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bunker Bay.

Plan trip to Margaret River with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Dunsborough, Augusta, Boranup, Karridale
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 16:
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Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

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