57 days in Australia Itinerary

57 days in Australia Itinerary

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57 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 12 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Alice Springs
— 10 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 15 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Brisbane
— 13 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Vienna

12
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.
Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mossman Gorge and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Cape Tribulation (Daintree National Park & Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness), Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, & more) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Horses in Port, & more). Spend the 19th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Thornton Beach, get great views at Walu Wugirriga Lookout, head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary site .

Vienna, Austria to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Vienna in March, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuranda, Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, Port Douglas, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

10
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Take a break from the city and head to Alice Springs Desert Park and Walking tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Alice Springs Reptile Centre and Owen Springs Reserve. Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, head outdoors with Simpsons Gap, appreciate the views at Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve, and get great views at Anzac Hill.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Alice Springs trip planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Alice Springs in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cairns in March: highs in Alice Springs hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Red Centre
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kata Tjuta and Valley of the Winds. Visiting Uluru and Kuniya Walk will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

15
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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and Blue Mountains will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Werri Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley), Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Katoomba (The Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls, & more). Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and kick back and relax at Catherine Hill Bay Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sydney online sightseeing planner .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wollongong, Manly, Bilgola Beach, Jenolan Caves
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

13
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.
Visit Coolangatta Beach and Kirra Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Mooloolaba Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Ilnam Winery (in Carool), Rainbow Bay (in Coolangatta) and Gold Coast (Big Blue Charters & Waterskiing & Jetskiing). On the 7th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Main Range National Park. Spend the 5th (Tue) with some fine spirits on a distillery tour. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, and hike along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online trip planner .

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Main Range National Park
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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