57 days in Australia Itinerary

57 days in Australia Itinerary

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57 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
1
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Adelaide
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
4
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Mount Isa
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Townsville
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Rockhampton
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Perth

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.
Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Herne Hill (Talijancich Wines & The House of Honey), Bells Rapids Park (in Brigadoon) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, do a tasting at Olive Farm Wines, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Perth travel route planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Perth. October in Perth sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Millendon, Henley Brook, Malaga, Herne Hill, Upper Reach Winery
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 9:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

6
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Flaxman Wines (in Eden Valley), The Cedars (in Hahndorf) and Greenock (Ballycroft Vineyard and Cellars, Kalleske Wines, & more). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Wolf Blass, shop like a local with Thorn-Clarke Wines, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Adelaide tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Adelaide takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tanunda, Greenock, Marananga, Nuriootpa, Angaston
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery

4
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Three Capes Track (in Port Arthur). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach, step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Hobart takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Adelaide in October, with highs in Hobart at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tasmania, Bellerive Beach, Three Capes Track, Museum of Old and New Art
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Spend the 22nd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 25th (Thu) at Darwin Waterfront. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindil Beach, explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park, identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, and examine the collection at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin day trip planning website .

Fly from Hobart to Darwin in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in October, things will get warmer in Darwin: highs are around 39°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Isa.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

1
night
Mount Isa

Mount Isa ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): enjoy some diversion at Mount Isa Family Fun Park, examine the collection at Underground Hospital and Museum, and then head outdoors with Lake Moondarra.

Before you visit Mount Isa, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Explore your travel options from Darwin to Mount Isa with the Route module. Traveling from Darwin in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Mount Isa, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Mount Isa

Outdoors Fun & Games Parks
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Moondarra ©
Lake Moondarra
Underground Hospital and Museum ©
Underground Hospital and Museum
Mount Isa Family Fun Park ©
Mount Isa Family Fun Park

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas), Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more). Spend the 27th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, have fun at Tobruk Memorial Pool, and admire the natural beauty at Munro Martin Parklands.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Isa to Cairns. While traveling from Mount Isa, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Daintree National Park
Find places to stay Oct 26 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

2
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland, then kick back and relax at The Strand, and then take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, make a trip to Riverway, then identify plant and animal life at Billabong Sanctuary, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St James Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Townsville journey tool .

Fly from Cairns to Townsville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Townsville can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
The Strand ©
The Strand
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

1
night
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Rockhampton Heritage Village, then explore the striking landscape of Mount Etna Caves National Park, and then meet the residents at Rockhampton Botanic Gardens.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rockhampton day trip planning website .

Getting from Townsville to Rockhampton by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Rockhampton when traveling from Townsville in November, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Etna Caves National Park ©
Mount Etna Caves National Park
Rockhampton Heritage Village ©
Rockhampton Heritage Village
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens ©
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach), Caloundra (Kings Beach & MaisyMoo) and Kondalilla National Park (in Montville). The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane holiday planner .

Fly from Rockhampton to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Rockhampton in November, plan for slightly colder days in Brisbane, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Caloundra, Gold Coast, Mooloolaba Beach, Kondalilla National Park
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 12:
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

10
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura) and Blackheath (Gallery Blackheath & Day FIne Art). Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney tour itinerary planning website .

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. November in Sydney sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Blackheath, Sydney Harbour National Park, Wentworth Falls, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 22:
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

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 26th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online travel planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in November since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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