55 days in Australia Itinerary

55 days in Australia Itinerary

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55 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  30​h
1
Kingaroy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Bunya Mountains
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
St George
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Toowoomba
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Warwick
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Ballandean
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + foot + train + bus:  7​h 15​min
8
Noosa
— 3 nights
+3
bus + train + foot + Fly:  10​h 15​min
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  12​h 15​min
10
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  16​h 15​min
11
Esperance
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
12
Cervantes
— 3 nights
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
13
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
+4
bus + Fly + shuttle + train + bus:  11​h 45​min
14
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
+4
bus + train + bus + Fly + shuttle:  13​h 15​min
15
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
16
Shoal Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 45​min
17
Warrnambool
— 2 nights
+3
train + bus + Fly + Drive:  22​h
18
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
Fly:  38​h
End: Montreal

1
night
Kingaroy

Kingaroy ©
Kingaroy is an agricultural town and locality in the South Burnett Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): do a tasting at Crane Wines and then learn about winemaking at Kingsley Grove Estate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Mt Wooroolin Lookout and then enjoy breathtaking views from Kingaroy Observatory.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Kingaroy day trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Kingaroy is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 15 hour difference. In January, Kingaroy is warmer than Montreal - with highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bunya Mountains.

Things to do in Kingaroy

Wineries
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 24:
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Crane Wines ©
Crane Wines
Kingsley Grove Estate ©
Kingsley Grove Estate
Kingaroy Observatory ©
Kingaroy Observatory

1
night
Bunya Mountains

Bunya Mountains ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bunya Mountains National Park.

Plan trip to Bunya Mountains with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Kingaroy to Bunya Mountains takes an hour. In January, daytime highs in Bunya Mountains are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to St George.

Things to do in Bunya Mountains

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Bunya Mountains National Park ©
Bunya Mountains National Park

1
night
St George

St George
To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the St George trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bunya Mountains to St George takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You will leave for Toowoomba on the 27th (Sun).

Things to do in St George

Outdoors Tours Museums
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:

4
nights
Toowoomba

Toowoomba ©
Toowoomba is a city in the Darling Downs region in the Australian state of Queensland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cobb+Co Museum and DownsSteam Tourist Railway & Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Japanese Garden and St Luke's Anglican Church. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Queens Park, stop by Tosari Galleries, enjoy some friendly competition at Garden City Lanes, and don't miss a visit to Picnic Point.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Toowoomba travel planning app .

Explore your travel options from St George to Toowoomba with the Route module. In January in Toowoomba, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Warwick.

Things to do in Toowoomba

Parks Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Table Top Mountain ©
Table Top Mountain
Cobb+Co Museum ©
Cobb+Co Museum
St Luke's Anglican Church ©
St Luke's Anglican Church

2
nights
Warwick

Warwick ©
Warwick is a town and locality in southeast Queensland, Australia, lying 130km south-west of Brisbane. On the 1st (Fri), steep yourself in history at Glengallan Homestead & Heritage Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at The Warwick and District Historical Society Inc - Museum, explore and take pictures at Morgan Park Raceway, and then admire the engineering at Leslie Dam.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Warwick trip itinerary website .

Drive from Toowoomba to Warwick in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Ballandean.

Things to do in Warwick

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your plan
Morgan Park Raceway ©
Morgan Park Raceway
Leslie Dam ©
Leslie Dam

5
nights
Ballandean

Ballandean ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Symphony Hill Winery and Aloomba Lavender Farm. Tobin Winery and Pyramids Road Wines are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ballandean: Stanthorpe (Robert Channon Wines, Donnelly's Castle, & more). Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Girraween National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Ballandean visit planner .

Drive from Warwick to Ballandean in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ballandean

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Stanthorpe, The Summit
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Storm King Dam ©
Storm King Dam
Girraween National Park ©
Girraween National Park
Lawdogs Australia ©
Lawdogs Australia

2
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.
You've now added Scuba & Snorkeling to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Historic Village Herberton, then experience rural life at Gallo DairyLand, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns day trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Ballandean to Cairns with the Route module. In February, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trips

Historic Village Herberton, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Noosa National Park. On the 11th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park and then explore the striking landscape of Tewantin National Park. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Sunshine Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Point Cartwright, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marcoola Beach.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Noosa travel planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Cairns to Noosa takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Marcoola Beach, Sunshine Castle, Point Cartwright
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Point Cartwright ©
Point Cartwright
Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach

3
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.
You've now added Kata Tjuta to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Wintjiri Arts + Museum, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally stroll through Kuniya Walk.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel planner .

Do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Noosa to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Yulara
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Whitehaven Beach. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach and then explore the activities along Hill Inlet.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Whitsunday Island driving holiday planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Whitsunday Island by combination of flight and bus takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, you will find days in Whitsunday Island are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). On the 19th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet

2
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. You've now added Cape Le Grand National Park to your itinerary. On the 20th (Wed), kick back and relax at Cape Le Grand National Park. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Esperance Stonehenge, then view the masterpieces at Section Glass Gallery, then kick back and relax at Blue Haven Beach, and finally hike along Rotary Lookout.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Esperance trip planning site .

Getting from Whitsunday Island to Esperance by combination of flight and bus takes about 16.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or fly. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Whitsunday Island to Esperance due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Whitsunday Island in February: high temperatures in Esperance hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Esperance

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Blue Haven Beach ©
Blue Haven Beach
Rotary Lookout ©
Rotary Lookout

3
nights
Cervantes

Cervantes ©
Cervantes is a town in Western Australia off Indian Ocean Drive about 198km north-north-west of the state capital, Perth in the Shire of Dandaragan local government area. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Pinnacles Desert. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Back Beach, identify plant and animal life at Lancelin Island, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Pinnacles Desert, and finally kick back and relax at Hangover Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nambung National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cervantes online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Esperance to Cervantes takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cervantes

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Lancelin, Dynamite Bay
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Nambung National Park ©
Nambung National Park
Lancelin Island ©
Lancelin Island
The Pinnacles Desert ©
The Pinnacles Desert

2
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.
Cape Byron Walking Track has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Greenmount Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Byron Walking Track, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wategos Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Tugun Beach, identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, and then visit a coastal fixture at Fingal Head Lighthouse.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Cervantes to Byron Bay takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cervantes to Byron Bay is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Broken Head Nature Reserve, Tugun Beach, Lennox Head Beach, Fingal Head Lighthouse, David Fleay Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach
David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park
Tugun Beach ©
Tugun Beach

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nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Port Campbell National Park. On the 1st (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through The Redwoods, take in the dramatic scenery at Triplet Falls, and then explore and take pictures at Loch Ard Gorge.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Port Campbell trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Byron Bay to Port Campbell takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Beech Forest, Bay of Martyrs
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 3:
Highlights from your plan
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park

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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.
Scuba & Snorkeling has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef, then meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of bus, train, flight, and shuttle from Port Campbell to Port Douglas takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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Shoal Bay

Shoal Bay ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tomaree Head. On the 7th (Thu), visit a coastal fixture at Point Stephens Lighthouse, then stroll through Zenith Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Winda Woppa Reserve. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tomaree National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Shoal Bay vacation planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Port Douglas to Shoal Bay. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Port Douglas in March: high temperatures in Shoal Bay hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shoal Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Fingal Bay, Winda Woppa Reserve, Port Stephens Shell Museum
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Fingal Bay Beach ©
Fingal Bay Beach
Zenith Beach ©
Zenith Beach

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Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve has been added to your itinerary. On the 10th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, stroll the grounds of Tower Hill Cemetery, identify plant and animal life at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, view the masterpieces at Blarney Books and Art, then enjoy the sea views from Griffiths Island Lighthouse, and finally head off the coast to Griffiths Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): examine the collection at Capital Cinema, Warrnambool, take in the exciting artwork at Warrnambool Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, then identify plant and animal life at Childer's Cove, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Warrnambool trip maker tool .

Getting from Shoal Bay to Warrnambool by car takes about 14 hours. Other options: fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Port Fairy, Childer's Cove
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
Childer's Cove ©
Childer's Cove

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Nourlangie Rock has been added to your itinerary. On the 13th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Billabong, look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, and then make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Mirrai Lookout, then look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, and then identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and car from Warrnambool to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 22 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing
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