56 days in Australia Itinerary

56 days in Australia Itinerary

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56 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 45​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Blackheath
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
9
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Copenhagen

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.
Relax by the water at Cottesloe Beach and Warnbro Beach. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Mullaloo Beach (in Mullaloo), Secret Harbour Beach (in Secret Harbour) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, explore the activities along Swan River, and contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Perth trip builder tool .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Perth. Traveling from Copenhagen in May, expect nights in Perth to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Secret Harbour Beach, Mullaloo Beach, Warnbro Beach, Sorrento Beach, Cottesloe Beach
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Warnbro Beach ©
Warnbro Beach

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, and examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) visit planning app .

Getting from Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and bus takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

2
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, get outside with Walpa Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online tour planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 20th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Melbourne journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
We've included these beaches for you: Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, cast your line with a fishing tour, trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island takes 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

7
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.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Sydney are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Blackheath.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

5
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), The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden (in Mount Tomah) and Bilpin (Hillbilly Cider & Bilpin Cider Company). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and do a tasting at Dryridge Estate.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Blackheath tour planner.

You can drive from Sydney to Blackheath in 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in May, Blackheath is little chillier at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Leura, Megalong Valley, Bilpin, Blue Mountains National Park
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Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Everglades Historic House and Gardens ©

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Visit Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek for some beach relaxation.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip itinerary tool .

Explore your travel options from Blackheath to Fraser Island with the Route module. Traveling from Blackheath in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Fraser Island: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. Spend the 11th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 12th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, look for gifts at With Sugar, stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and get engrossed in the history at Port Douglas Court House Museum.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planning website .

Do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and shuttle from Fraser Island to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In June, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer than Fraser Island - with highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
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.
Relax by the water at Thornton Beach and Myall Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Tribulation: Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree), Cow Bay (Cow Bay Beach & Walu Wugirriga Lookout) and Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield). Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, admire the natural beauty at Marrdja Botanical Walk, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation travel route planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

4
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'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Spas in Palm Cove, approximately 30 minutes away. Spend the 21st (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 24th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, stroll through Yorkeys Knob Beach, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

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Take a bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Cairns are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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