57 days in Australia Itinerary

57 days in Australia Itinerary

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57 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Norfolk Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Launceston
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
9
Cape Otway
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
12
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h
13
Albany
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
14
Margaret River
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Valley of the Winds and Kuniya Walk. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Uluru, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route maker site .

Mumbai, India to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 4 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in April; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 34°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

4
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 get in some beach time at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Agincourt Reef and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Spas (in Palm Cove) and Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation). Spend the 30th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 28th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cairns, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Agincourt Reef, Daintree National Park, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 2:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Discover out-of-the-way places like Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre and Coombabah Lake Nature Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium and admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in May, expect Brisbane to be little chillier, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Gold Coast
Find places to stay May 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

2
nights
Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island ©
Pine trees, rolling green hills, and dramatic cliffs typify Norfolk Island, an Australian offshore territory 1,412 km (877 mi) east of the mainland.
You'll get in some beach time at Emily Bay and Point Ross. Escape the urban bustle at Mount Pitt and Anson Bay. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama, pause for some photo ops at Captain Cook's Monument, explore the different monuments and memorials at Norfolk Island Cemetery, and take an in-depth tour of Norfolk Island Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Norfolk Island trip builder tool .

You can fly from Brisbane to Norfolk Island in 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Norfolk Island is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Norfolk Island are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay May 5 — 8:
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Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
Mount Pitt ©
Mount Pitt
Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama ©
Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama

4
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 hidden gems such as Blue Mountains and Kiama Blowhole. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Wentworth Falls. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Norfolk Island to Sydney takes 5 hours. Traveling from Norfolk Island to Sydney, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Norfolk Island in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Sydney, with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Kiama Blowhole
Find places to stay May 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Duck Hole Lake Walk. Discover out-of-the-way places like Russell Falls and Tahune Forest AirWalk. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Tessellated Pavement (in Eaglehawk Neck) and Raptor Refuge (in Kettering). On the 15th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, look for gifts at Nutpatch, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hobart online itinerary planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in May: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Russell Falls, Duck Hole Lake Walk, Raptor Refuge, Richmond Bridge, Tahune Forest AirWalk
Find places to stay May 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls

4
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Visiting Freycinet National Park and Friendly Beaches will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Wineglass Bay Lookout and Coles Bay Jetty. When in Coles Bay, make a side trip to see East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno, approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, view the masterpieces at Kings Fine Art Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bay, and do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hobart to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, Kings Fine Art Gallery, Gala Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay May 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Do your shopping at Goaty Hill Wines and Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St Columba Waterfall and The Tamar Valley. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Mole Creek (Mole Creek Caves & Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary), Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings (in Legerwood) and Mathinna Falls (in Mathinna). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, stroll around City Park, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Seahorse World.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Launceston tour planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Launceston are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Otway.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Mole Creek, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Goaty Hill Wines
Find places to stay May 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall

1
night
Cape Otway

Cape Otway ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): trek along Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, then look for gifts at Hugs Across The Cosmos, and then stroll through Johanna Beach. Keep things going the next day: hike along Great Ocean Walk, then take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest, and then get great views at Mariners Lookout.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cape Otway trip site .

You can drive from Launceston to Cape Otway in 15.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Cape Otway

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Hugs Across The Cosmos, Johanna Beach
Find places to stay May 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures ©
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to London Bridge and Port Campbell National Park. Take a break from the city and head to Loch Ard Gorge and Gibsons Steps. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Childer's Cove, take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, enjoy the sand and surf at Wreck Beach, and don't miss a visit to The Grotto.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Port Campbell online holiday maker .

You can drive from Cape Otway to Port Campbell in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Childer's Cove, Twelve Apostles, Wreck Beach
Find places to stay May 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
We've included these beaches for you: Eastern Beach Reserve and Sorrento Front Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Royal Botanic Gardens and Ballarat Wildlife Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Spas (in Daylesford), Ballarat (Art Gallery of Ballarat, Lake Wendouree, & more) and Wild Trout Downunde Gordon Hat Shoppe (in Gordon). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip website .

Drive from Port Campbell to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Melbourne sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballarat, St. Kilda Beach, Wild Trout Downunde Gordon Hat Shoppe, Spas, Sorrento Front Beach
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 4:
Highlights from your plan
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

5
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary. Take a break from the city and head to Admirals Arch and Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach, and head outdoors with Remarkable Rocks.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

4
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Visit Little Beach and Middleton Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tree Top Walk and Albany's Historic Whaling Station. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Mandalay Beach (in Walpole) and Denmark (Greens Pool & Forest Hill Vineyard). Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Torndirrup National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, kick back and relax at Emu Point, and take some stellar pictures from Padre White Lookout.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Albany road trip app .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Albany by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Albany are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Walpole, Cosy Corner Beach
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach

4
nights
Margaret River

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Meelup Beach and Lake Cave. Visiting Mammoth Cave and Cowaramup Bay will get you outdoors. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks) and Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave). Next up on the itinerary: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, look for gifts at Moon Haven Natural Products, do a tasting at McHenry Hohnen Vintners, and kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Margaret River online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Boranup, Augusta, Cowaramup, Yallingup, Meelup Beach
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

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