55 days in Australia Itinerary

55 days in Australia Itinerary

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55 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Byron Bay
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Broome
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Perth
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Margaret River
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
9
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
10
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
11
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Launceston
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h
13
Ballarat
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
14
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Burleigh Head National Park and Tugun Beach. Attractions like Coolangatta Beach and Kirra Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 2nd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurrawa Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, find something for the whole family at Wet 'n' Wild Water World, and kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast attractions planning site .

Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

4
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.
Attractions like Broken Head Beach and Main Beach Yamba make great kid-friendly stops. Relax by the water at Turners Beach and Wategos Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Byron Bay side-trips: Pippi Beach (in Yamba), Iluka (in Iluka) and Spooky Beach (in Angourie). Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Arakwal National Park. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Broken Head Nature Reserve, stroll through Cape Byron Walking Track, and enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Byron Bay trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Byron Bay in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Gold Coast in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 16°C in Byron Bay. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yamba, Broken Head, Iluka, Spooky Beach
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 7:
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Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach
Pippi Beach ©
Pippi Beach
Turners Beach ©
Turners Beach

4
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Bring the kids along to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas) and Cow Bay (Cow Bay Beach & Daintree Discovery Centre). Spend the 11th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Cairns in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Byron Bay in April: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Palm Cove Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 11:
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Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Cow Bay Beach ©
Cow Bay Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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.
On the 12th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, then admire the verdant scenery at Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve, then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Anzac Hill, look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre.

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You can fly from Cairns to Alice Springs in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Alice Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 13:
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Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

3
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Family-friendly places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Litchfield National Park will thrill your kids. Take a break from the city and head to Buley Rockhole and Florence Falls. There's lots more to do: cool off at Wave Lagoon, see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct, and identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Darwin trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Darwin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in April, expect Darwin to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 17:
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Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Broome

A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get in touch with nature at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge and Broome Bird Observatory. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, stroll through Reddell Beach, kick back and relax at Broome Town Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Broome journey builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Broome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay
Broome Bird Observatory ©
Broome Bird Observatory

4
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Attractions like Adventure World Perth Australia and Mandurah Cruises make great kid-friendly stops. Visiting Barna Mia Nocturnal Wildlife Experience and Warnbro Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Zanthorrea Nursery (in Maida Vale). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cottesloe Beach, appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Perth travel app .

Traveling by flight from Broome to Perth takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Broome in April; daily highs in Perth reach 31°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Warnbro Beach, Adventure World Perth Australia, Caversham Wildlife Park, Zanthorrea Nursery, Cottesloe Beach
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Warnbro Beach ©
Warnbro Beach

4
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.
Visit Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Water wheel for their historical value. Kids will appreciate attractions like Meelup Beach and Cowaramup Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Yallingup (Smiths Beach, Ngilgi Cave, & more) and Jewel Cave (in Augusta). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay, stroll through Surfers Point, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Margaret River fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Perth to Margaret River in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Yallingup, Augusta, Boranup, Meelup Beach, Surfers Point
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Attractions like Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Stokes Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Step off the beaten path and head to Admirals Arch and Seal Bay Conservation Park. Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Margaret River to Kangaroo Island in 11 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Margaret River to Kangaroo Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 3:
Highlights from your plan
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch

4
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Blowhole Beach and Waitpinga Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cleland Wildlife Park and Horseshoe Bay. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Deep Creek Conservation Park (in Delamere), Boomer Beach (in Port Elliot) and Granite Island (in Victor Harbor). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Carrickalinga Beach, stroll through Second Valley Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Ingalalla Falls.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide online travel route planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Victor Harbor, Delamere, Port Elliot, Carrickalinga Beach, Ingalalla Falls
Find places to stay May 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Deep Creek Conservation Park ©
Deep Creek Conservation Park
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site. Kids will enjoy Seven Mile Beach and Long Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Shene Tasmania (in Pontville). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Baptist Chuch, get engrossed in the history at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hobart trip builder app .

Getting from Adelaide to Hobart by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Adelaide in May, expect Hobart to be little chillier, temps between 18°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tasmania, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Shene Tasmania, St John the Baptist Chuch, Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay May 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk

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nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Visiting Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and St Columba Waterfall will get you outdoors. Kids will appreciate attractions like Platypus House and Coles Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Ben Lomond National Park (in Ben Lomond National Park), Lillico Beach Conservation Area (in Lillico) and Seahorse World (in Beauty Point). There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park, steep yourself in history at Entally Estate, and relax in the rural setting at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Launceston road trip planner.

Getting from Hobart to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ballarat.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Devonport, Beauty Point, Mole Creek, Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, St Columba Waterfall
Find places to stay May 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

3
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Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Take a break from the city and head to Lake Wendouree and Ballarat Wildlife Park. Visit Kryal Castle and Barwon Park for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ballarat: Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park (in Chewton) and Daylesford (Spas & Wellness & Lake Daylesford).

Plan my day in Ballarat using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Launceston to Ballarat takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Launceston in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ballarat, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Melbourne.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park, Barwon Park, Lake Daylesford
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Kryal Castle ©
Kryal Castle

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will enjoy Eastern Beach Reserve and Portsea Back Beach. Take a break from the city and head to 13th Beach and Point Leo Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Healesville Sanctuary (in Healesville), Sorrento Back Beach (in Sorrento) and Y Water Discovery Centre (in Yea). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Mount Martha Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online route planner .

Traveling by train from Ballarat to Melbourne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Healesville Sanctuary, St. Kilda Beach, 13th Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve, Sorrento Back Beach
Find places to stay May 18 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Sorrento Back Beach ©
Sorrento Back Beach
Y Water Discovery Centre ©
Y Water Discovery Centre
13th Beach ©
13th Beach

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