56 days in Australia Itinerary

56 days in Australia Itinerary

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56 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  16​h
1
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h 15​min
4
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Blackheath
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
11
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h
End: Pune

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Green Island, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns online tour planner .

Pune, India to Cairns is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Pune to Cairns. In November, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 16:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Tribulation: Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield), Daintree (Photography Tours & Daintree Tea) and Cow Bay (Cow Bay Beach, Daintree Discovery Centre, & more). Spend the 18th (Mon) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, and admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation road trip site .

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Daintree, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 21:
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Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

5
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Step out of Port Douglas with an excursion to Elizas Gallery in Daintree--about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In November in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Elizas Gallery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Wonga Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 26:
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

4
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: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Head.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Fraser Island trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, ferry, and car from Port Douglas to Fraser Island takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in Fraser Island when traveling from Port Douglas in November, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 1:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Wirreanda Park (in Buderim), SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). And it doesn't end there: walk around South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In December, daytime highs in Brisbane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sea World Theme Park, SunJet Simulations, Wirreanda Park
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Lord Howe Island is known for beaches, trails, nature, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Ned's Beach, tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Blackheath.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

5
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Blackheath: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, learn about winemaking at Megalong Creek Estate, hike along Perry's Lookdown, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Blackheath itinerary planner .

You can drive from Sydney to Blackheath in 2 hours. December in Blackheath sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Megalong Valley, The National Pass, Bilpin Cider Company, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with a short trip 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, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Melbourne using our trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Blackheath to Melbourne. Traveling from Blackheath in December, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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: admire all the interesting features of Uluru, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 42°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, delve into the distant past at Ubirr, and contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) route website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 4:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls

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