56 days in Australia Itinerary

56 days in Australia Itinerary

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56 days in Australia Itinerary

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

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and explore the galleries of Shrine of Remembrance.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne sightseeing planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In July, daytime highs in Melbourne are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

6
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Blackheath.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 3:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

6
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Blackheath: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Bilpin (Bilpin Cider Company & Pine Crest Orchard) and Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, get outside with Eagle Rock Adventures Pty Ltd, hike along Fortress Rock, and don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

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

You can drive from Sydney to Blackheath in 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Blackheath when traveling from Sydney in August, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Leura, Bilpin, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Grand Canyon track ©
Grand Canyon track

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Indian Head, head off the coast to Waddy Point, and stroll through Fraser Island Great Walk.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Blackheath to Fraser Island with the Route module. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Blackheath in August: high temperatures in Fraser Island hover around 27°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Fraser Island Great Walk ©
Fraser Island Great Walk
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

4
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). There's much more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and get lost in a book at State Library Of Queensland.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Brisbane takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In August in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gold Coast
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and get outside with The Bump Track.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Brisbane to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in August, with highs in Port Douglas at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Golf Club, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Daintree (Photography Tours, Daintree Tea, & more), Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Cow Bay (Cow Bay Beach, Daintree Discovery Centre, & more). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Thornton Beach, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation trip planner .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Daintree, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Photography Tours

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach, Spas, & more). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, get interesting insight from Tours, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cairns tour planner .

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cairns are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Barron Gorge National Park, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Earl Hill
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 5:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 11th (Wed) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Ubirr, identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge, admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls, and see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. September in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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