57 days in Australia Itinerary

57 days in Australia Itinerary

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57 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  32​h
1
Exmouth
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h
2
Margaret River
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
5
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
Canberra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Dubbo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Noosa
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
12
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
13
Cairns
— 9 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Copenhagen

3
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Kids will appreciate attractions like Turquoise Bay and Osprey Bay. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area and Mauritius Beach. Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Mandu Mandu Gorge. There's still lots to do: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience and kick back and relax at Wobiri Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Exmouth journey planner .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Exmouth is an approximately 32-hour flight. Traveling from Copenhagen to Exmouth, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in September, you will find days in Exmouth are warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Exmouth

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area ©
Mauritius Beach ©
Mauritius Beach
Shark Diving

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wine Tours & Tastings and Food Tours. Attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Cowaramup Bay make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Lake Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Point, and look for gifts at Moon Haven Natural Products.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Margaret River vacation maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Exmouth to Margaret River in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Augusta, Giants Cave, Cowaramup Bay, Surfers Point, Moon Haven Natural Products
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 7:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Cowaramup Bay ©
Cowaramup Bay

3
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cable Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Attractions like Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge and Roebuck Bay make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral, admire all the interesting features of Gantheaume Point, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aqua Broome.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Broome trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Broome takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Broome are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Broome Town Beach ©
Broome Town Beach
Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Litchfield National Park and Defence of Darwin Experience. Family-friendly places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Crocosaurus Cove will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Wave Lagoon, take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip maker .

Getting from Broome to Darwin by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) is 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Darwin are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 15:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wave Lagoon ©
Wave Lagoon
Big Buoy Water Park ©
Big Buoy Water Park

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seal Bay Conservation Park and Island Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Flinders Chase National Park and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Browns Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island route planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Darwin to Kangaroo Island takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park ©
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

3
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Questacon and Cockington Green. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Floriade and National Gallery of Australia. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at Royal Australian Mint, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and take in panoramic vistas at Telstra Tower.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Canberra travel route planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Canberra in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Canberra can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Theme Parks
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Questacon ©
Questacon
National Zoo and Aquarium ©
National Zoo and Aquarium
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Jenolan Caves and Coogee Beach. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Sydney online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Canberra in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dubbo.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Jenolan Caves
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

2
nights
Dubbo

Dubbo ©
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
On the 29th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Old Dubbo Gaol, then do a tasting at Red Earth Estate, and then get lost in a book at Macquarie Regional Library. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dubbo road trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Dubbo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Dubbo, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wineries
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Highlights from your plan
Taronga Western Plains Zoo ©
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol
Macquarie Regional Library ©
Macquarie Regional Library

2
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 31st (Wed), make a splash at WetSide Water Park and then kick back and relax at Burrum Heads Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: grab your bike and head to Esplanade and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hervey Bay trip planning site .

You can fly from Dubbo to Hervey Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubbo in October, Hervey Bay is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Burrum Heads Beach
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
 WetSide Water Park ©
WetSide Water Park
Esplanade ©
Esplanade

4
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Noosa Main Beach and Kings Beach. Attractions like Mooloolaba Beach and Sea Life Sunshine Coast make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to The Ginger Factory (in Yandina) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mooloolaba). Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Noosa National Park.

Discover how to plan a Noosa trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Hervey Bay to Noosa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Kings Beach, The Ginger Factory
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

4
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 discover tucked-away gems like Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Coolangatta Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Dreamworld and Burleigh Heads Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Byron Walking Track (in Byron Bay) and Broken Head Beach (in Broken Head). There's still lots to do: make a splash at Wet 'n' Wild Water World and get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Noosa to Gold Coast in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Byron Walking Track, Broken Head Beach
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast ©
Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast

3
nights
Port Douglas

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Agincourt Reef. Kids will appreciate attractions like Mossman Gorge and Four Mile Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Cow Bay (Cow Bay Beach & Daintree Discovery Centre). Spend the 13th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: trot along with a tour on horseback and look for gifts at Coffee Works.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in November; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 13:
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Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

9
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Palm Cove Beach and Botanical Gardens. Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Wooroonooran National Park (in Topaz), Paronella Park (in Mena Creek) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Trinity Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Wooroonooran National Park, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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