57 days in Australia Itinerary

57 days in Australia Itinerary

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57 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
train + Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 13 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Gold Coast
— 12 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 13 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 15 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Cardiff

13
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.
Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Whiteman (Caversham Wildlife Park & Whiteman Park), Herne Hill (The House of Honey, Talijancich Wines, & more) and West Swan (Windarra Honey, Lancaster Wines, & more). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, do a tasting at Tyler's Vineyard, indulge your taste buds at 3000 Grapes, and contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Perth road trip planning site .

Cardiff, UK to Perth is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Cardiff to Perth. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cardiff in August since evenings lows in Perth dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Herne Hill, Fremantle, Whiteman, Millendon, Swan Valley
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 18:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

12
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Caloundra (Dicky Beach & Moffat Beach), Glow Worm Caves (in North Tamborine) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park, take a memorable drive along Captain Cook Highway, cool off at The Rockpools, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Gold Coast takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Gold Coast due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Caloundra, Byron Bay, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Captain Cook Highway, Glow Worm Caves
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

13
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Blue Mountains National Park (Grand Canyon track, Pulpit Rock Lookout, & more), Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & The Three Sisters) and Leura (The Candy Store Leura & Everglades Historic House and Gardens). Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney online route planner .

Getting from Gold Coast to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Gold Coast in August, plan for little chillier days in Sydney, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Katoomba, Leura, Taronga Zoo
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 13:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

15
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). On the 17th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Spend the 26th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and don't miss a visit to Block Arcade.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, Melbourne is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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