57 days in Australia Itinerary

57 days in Australia Itinerary

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57 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cairns
1
Cairns
— 13 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 12 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 16 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 14 nights
End: Melbourne

13
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 discover tucked-away gems like Opal Reef and Historic Village Herberton. The Crystal Caves and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove), Port Douglas (Sunday Market Port Douglas, Safaris, & more) and Rex Lookout (in Wangetti). Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Curtain Fig National Park. Spend the 2nd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, admire the sheer force of Millaa Millaa Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary builder .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Yungaburra, Mareeba, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Rex Lookout
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Fishing Charters & Tours

12
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.
New Govardhana Australia and Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) will appeal to history buffs. Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Chenrezig Institute are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny), Caboolture (Abbey Church & Caboolture Historical Village) and Kings Beach (in Caloundra). On the 25th (Thu), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Springbrook National Park. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Head National Park, stroll through Kirra Beach, and admire the sheer force of Kondalilla Falls.

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You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in July, expect Brisbane to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caboolture, Caloundra, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Maroochydore Beach
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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

16
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wentworth Falls and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Visit Bondi Beach and Terrigal Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Berrima (The Bay Tree Gallery & Berrima District Museum), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Female Orphan School and Margaret Whitlam Galleries (in Rydalmere). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Rocks, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nan Tien Temple, and trek along The Giant Stairway.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip maker site .

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. July in Sydney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wollongong, Berrima, Bowral, Shellharbour
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach

14
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Let the collections at Art Gallery of Ballarat and Melbourne Museum capture your imagination. Shrine of Remembrance and Sovereign Hill will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Ballarat (Ballarat Wildlife Park, Ballarat Botanical Gardens, & more), Geelong (National Wool Museum & Eastern Beach Reserve) and Split Point Lighthouse (in Aireys Inlet). Spend the 23rd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and stop by Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery.

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You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Melbourne at 16°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballarat, Torquay, Geelong, Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

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