57 days in Australia Itinerary

57 days in Australia Itinerary

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57 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  25​h
1
Exmouth
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
2
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
5
Torquay
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  14​h
7
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h
8
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h
9
Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
+3
ferry + foot + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
10
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
11
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

4
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Exmouth is known for wildlife, beaches, historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Osprey Bay, stroll through Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, and explore the activities along Yardie Creek.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Exmouth travel itinerary planner .

Mumbai, India to Exmouth is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Exmouth is 2 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in April, Exmouth is slightly colder at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Exmouth

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 22:
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Shark Diving
Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef

4
nights
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.
Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Dunsborough (Mongrel Creek Wines, Meelup Beach, & more), Busselton Jetty (in Busselton) and Jewel Cave (in Augusta). Spend the 23rd (Tue) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. Next up on the itinerary: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, do a tasting at Cape Grace Wines, explore the activities along Bunker Bay, and explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Margaret River trip planner.

Getting from Exmouth to Margaret River by combination of flight and bus takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Perth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Dunsborough, Cowaramup, Jewel Cave, Ngilgi Cave, Busselton Jetty
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Beer Tastings & Tours
Busselton Jetty ©
Busselton Jetty

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: The Vines Mini Golf (in The Vines) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). Dedicate the 1st (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Western Australia, and contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth route planner .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Perth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Perth are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Perth Zoo, Cottesloe Beach, The Vines Mini Golf, Fremantle Prison, Lake Claremont
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 2:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

5
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to The Cedars (in Hahndorf), Langmeil Winery (in Tanunda) and McLaren Vale (Fox Creek Wines & Primo Estate). Dedicate the 3rd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, learn about winemaking at Murray Street Vineyards, and take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Adelaide trip planner .

Fly from Perth to Adelaide in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Perth to Adelaide, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Perth in May: highs in Adelaide hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Greenock, McLaren Vale, The Cedars, Langmeil Winery
Find places to stay May 2 — 8:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

3
nights
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Change things up with these side-trips from Torquay: Apollo Bay (Mait's Rest & Great Ocean Walk) and Erskine Falls (in Lorne). Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Point Addis Marine National Park. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, get great views at Point Danger Lookout, let the kids burn off some steam at Torquay Foreshore Play Park, and admire all the interesting features of Great Ocean Road.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Torquay vacation website .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Adelaide to Torquay in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Adelaide in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Torquay, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Erskine Falls, Point Addis Marine National Park
Find places to stay May 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

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, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, make a trip to Uluru, and stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Torquay to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Torquay in May, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 28°C and lows at 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, kick back and relax at Indian Head, and hike along Fraser Island Great Walk.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island route tool .

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Fraser Island in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay May 16 — 20:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Fraser Island Great Walk ©
Fraser Island Great Walk
K'gari ©
K'gari

3
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Spend the 21st (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: make a trip to Passage Peak, take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, head outdoors with Jetryder, and kick back and relax at Catseye Beach.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hamilton Island trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Hamilton Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. May in Hamilton Island sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay May 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

5
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 25th (Sat), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Spend the 26th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, go for a stroll along the water at Abell Point Marina, view the masterpieces at Above & Below Photography Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach road trip app .

You can ride a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay May 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

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.
Spend the 30th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 31st (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip maker tool .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas by combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Airlie Beach, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 5:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

7
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, & more). Spend the 6th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 8th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cairns planning website .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In June in Cairns, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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