57 days in Australia Itinerary

57 days in Australia Itinerary

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57 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  24​h
1
Perth
— 9 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Darwin
— 12 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 15 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Brisbane
— 17 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Glasgow

9
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mandurah Cruises and Kayaking & Canoeing. Escape the urban bustle at Caversham Wildlife Park and South Beach Recreation Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Rockingham (Point Peron & Rockingham Beach), Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Mandurah) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). Make the 14th (Mon) an awe-inspiring day at Lane Pool Reserve. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at City Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Cathedral, explore the activities along Swan River, and get great views at Fraser Avenue Lookout.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Perth day trip site .

Glasgow, UK to Perth is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Glasgow to Perth is 8 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Glasgow in January: high temperatures in Perth hover around 38°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Fremantle, Mandurah, Rockingham, Lane Pool Reserve, Caversham Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 15:
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Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Mandurah Cruises ©
Mandurah Cruises
City Beach ©
City Beach

12
nights
Darwin

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.
Get in touch with nature at Litchfield National Park and Territory Wildlife Park. Get some cultural insight at Defence of Darwin Experience and Adelaide River War Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Darwin: Litchfield National Park (Florence Falls, Buley Rockhole, & more) and Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve (in Humpty Doo). And it doesn't end there: tour the water at your own pace with Offshore Boats, head outdoors with Far Out Adventures, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Alexander.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Darwin trip planner .

Fly from Perth to Darwin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Darwin due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Perth in January since evenings lows in Darwin dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Litchfield National Park, Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park, Adelaide River War Cemetery, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 27:
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Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
East Point Reserve ©
East Point Reserve

15
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Fort Denison Island. Visiting Bondi Beach and Wentworth Falls will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Wollongong (Wollongong Head Lighthouse & Nan Tien Temple), Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & The Giant Stairway) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Spend the 8th (Fri) exploring nature at Bouddi National Park. There's much more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney vacation planning website .

Fly from Darwin to Sydney in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Darwin in January, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wollongong, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Terrigal Beach, Bouddi National Park
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 11:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park ©

17
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre. Take a break from the city and head to Burleigh Head National Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. Venture out of the city with trips to Kirra Beach (in Coolangatta), Springbrook (Natural Bridge & Springbrook National Park) and Caloundra (Kings Beach & Bulcock Beach). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Kondalilla Falls, and enjoy the sea views from Fingal Head Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In February in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Montville, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, New Govardhana Australia
Find places to stay Feb 11 — Mar 1:
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

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