55 days in Australia Itinerary

55 days in Australia Itinerary

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55 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  44​h
1
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  11​h
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Whitsunday Island
— 3 nights
train + bus:  18​h
4
Coolangatta
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
5
Nelson Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
6
Shoal Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Newcastle
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Sydney
— 4 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
9
Jervis Bay
— 3 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  9​h 30​min
10
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
11
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
12
Denmark
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
13
Margaret River
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
14
Esperance
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  4​h 15​min
15
Rottnest Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​h
End: Jerusalem

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Get in touch with nature at Loch Ard Gorge and Port Campbell precinct and foreshore. Explore hidden gems such as Bay of Martyrs and The Arch. Venture out of the city with trips to Beech Forest (The Redwoods & Triplet Falls). And it doesn't end there: join in the after-dark buzz at Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park, make a trip to The Grotto, and explore and take pictures at Gibsons Steps.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Port Campbell trip simple and quick.

Jerusalem, Israel to Port Campbell is an approximately 44-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually an 8 hour difference. On the 24th (Thu), you'll travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Beech Forest, Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park, Bay of Martyrs
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 24:
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
The Grotto ©
The Grotto

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yorkeys Knob Beach and then stop by Kuranda Candy Kitchen.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary planning tool .

Jerusalem, Israel to Cairns is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Jerusalem in January, expect Cairns to be much warmer, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Yorkeys Knob Beach, Kuranda Candy Kitchen
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 26:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Yorkeys Knob Beach ©
Yorkeys Knob Beach
Kuranda Candy Kitchen ©
Kuranda Candy Kitchen

3
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Explore hidden gems such as Hill Inlet and Whitsunday Islands National Park. Visiting Whitehaven Beach and Whitsunday Islands will get you outdoors.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Whitsunday Island driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Whitsunday Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. January in Whitsunday Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Coolangatta.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

2
nights
Coolangatta

Coolangatta ©
A wrecked schooner that washed up on shore in 1846 is the namesake for the Coolangatta.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Coolangatta Beach as well as The Strand Shopping Centre.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Coolangatta online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Whitsunday Island to Coolangatta by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Whitsunday Island in January: highs in Coolangatta hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll travel to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Coolangatta

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

2
nights
Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. On the 2nd (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Samurai Beach and then kick back and relax at One Mile Beach. On the next day, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nelson Bay trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Coolangatta to Nelson Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Nelson Bay when traveling from Coolangatta in February, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Shoal Bay.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Port Stephens
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Shoal Bay

Shoal Bay ©
On the 4th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zenith Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Point Stephens Lighthouse.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Shoal Bay trip maker tool .

Shoal Bay is just a stone's throw from Nelson Bay. February in Shoal Bay sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. You'll set off for Newcastle on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Shoal Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Point Stephens Lighthouse
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Zenith Beach ©
Zenith Beach
Point Stephens Lighthouse ©
Point Stephens Lighthouse

6
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Head to Mortels Sheepskin Factory and Binnorie Dairyfor plenty of shopping. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Redhead Beach and Catherine Hill Bay Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Mount View (Mount View Estate Winery & Briar Ridge Vineyard and Winery), Pokolbin (Constable Estate Vineyards, Mount Pleasant Wines, & more) and Caves Beach (in Swansea). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Nobbys Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Newcastle Beach.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Newcastle route builder .

You can drive from Shoal Bay to Newcastle in 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Newcastle are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pokolbin, Mount View, Redhead Beach, Catherine Hill Bay Beach, Mortels Sheepskin Factory
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Redhead Beach ©
Redhead Beach
Caves Beach ©
Caves Beach

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.
Mona Vale Beach has been added to your itinerary. We've included these beaches for you: Coogee Beach and Bondi Beach. Head to The Nook and The Candy Store Leurafor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Rick Rutherford's Country (in Lawson), Captain Chocolate (in Jannali) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Manly Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and browse the different shops at World Square Shopping Centre.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sydney planner .

You can drive from Newcastle to Sydney in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Leura, Captain Chocolate, Wentworth Falls, Rick Rutherford's Country, Mona Vale Beach
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

3
nights
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bendalong Beach and Blenheim Beach. Get in touch with nature at Callala Beach and Abrahams Bosom Reserve.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Jervis Bay travel route planning tool .

Traveling by train from Sydney to Jervis Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Jervis Bay. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Currarong, Callala Beach, Bendalong Beach
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Callala Beach ©
Callala Beach
Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Abrahams Bosom Reserve ©
Abrahams Bosom Reserve

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Seven Mile Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Long Beach and Bellerive Beach. Spend the 21st (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kingston Beach, take a stroll through Sullivans Cove, step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park, and look for gifts at The Sensory Tasmania.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Jervis Bay to Hobart takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Traveling from Jervis Bay in February, things will get slightly colder in Hobart: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Bellerive Beach, Kingston Beach, Maria Island National Park, The Sensory Tasmania
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Flinders Chase National Park and Island Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Stokes Beach and Will's Rare Breeds Farm. There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Bay of Shoals Winery and don't miss a visit to Emu Ridge.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island trip tool .

Getting from Hobart to Kangaroo Island by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

5
nights
Denmark

Denmark ©
Denmark's population of over 2,700 people grows to several times that number during tourist season because of its natural wonders.
Escape the urban bustle at Anvil Beach and Ocean Beach. Shop till you drop at South Coast WoodWorks Gallery and Bartholomews Meadery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denmark: Walpole (Giant Tingle Tree & Walpole-Nornalup National Park). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Lights Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Greens Pool, take in the dramatic natural features at Elephant Rocks, and relax in the rural setting at Denmark Animal Farm & Pentland Alpaca Stud.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Denmark trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Kangaroo Island to Denmark takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Denmark

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Walpole, South Coast WoodWorks Gallery
Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 2:
Highlights from your plan
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks
Anvil Beach ©
Anvil Beach

6
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Surfers Point and Redgate Beach. Visit Smiths Beach and Injidup Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Back Beach (in Bunbury) and Bunker Bay (in Cape Naturaliste). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Jahroc Galleries, do a tasting at Brookwood Estate, and kick back and relax at Margaret River Mouth Beach.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Margaret River trip maker .

Getting from Denmark to Margaret River by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Yallingup, Surfers Point, Bunker Bay, Back Beach
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Injidup Beach ©
Injidup Beach

1
night
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. On the 9th (Sat), browse the exhibits of Section Glass Gallery, kick back and relax at Blue Haven Beach, and then hike along Rotary Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at West Beach, then steep yourself in history at Esperance Stonehenge, and then stop by Mermaid Leather.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Esperance trip site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Esperance takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Rottnest Island.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 10:
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Blue Haven Beach ©
Blue Haven Beach
West Beach ©
West Beach
Rotary Lookout ©
Rotary Lookout

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nights
Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the gorgeous colors at Cathedral Rocks, then visit a coastal fixture at Bathurst Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at The Basin, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Longreach Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Rottnest Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Salmon Bay, and then explore the activities along Porpoise Bay.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rottnest Island trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Esperance to Rottnest Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Esperance in March, expect nights in Rottnest Island to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
The Basin ©
The Basin
Parakeet Bay ©
Parakeet Bay
Cathedral Rocks ©
Cathedral Rocks

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