58 days in Australia Itinerary

58 days in Australia Itinerary

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58 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Brisbane
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
10
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
11
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
12
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Chennai

2
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.
Go for a jaunt from Perth to Fremantle to see Fremantle Prison about 32 minutes away. Dedicate the 26th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, explore the activities along Swan River, get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Perth trip itinerary planner .

Chennai, India to Perth is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Chennai to Perth, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chennai in March, expect Perth to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Perth in March; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 41°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 29:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 3rd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 1st (Mon) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and admire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne travel website .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 30°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Port Arthur (Three Capes Track & Port Arthur Historic Site). On the 10th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

2
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.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, nature, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, and engage your brain at Questacon.

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Traveling by flight from Hobart to Canberra takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Canberra are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Nature
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

5
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get out of town with these interesting Katoomba side-trips: Bilpin (Hillbilly Cider & Bilpin Cider Company) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). On the 17th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, and take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Katoomba sightseeing planning site .

Drive from Canberra to Katoomba in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Canberra in April, expect Katoomba to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Megalong Valley, Bilpin, Leura, The National Pass
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

7
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Sydney online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April in Sydney, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Lord Howe Island is known for beaches, trails, nature, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, and learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lord Howe Island trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). The adventure continues: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip website .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. April in Brisbane sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sea World Theme Park, SunJet Simulations
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 2:
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, head off the coast to Waddy Point, don't miss a visit to K'gari, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fraser Island Great Walk.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island road trip website .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay May 2 — 7:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Waddy Point ©
Waddy Point

5
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan), Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Myall Beach) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). Spend the 8th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 9th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, look for gifts at With Sugar, and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas travel route planning app .

Do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and shuttle from Fraser Island to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay May 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Village Gallery, Spas, & more). Spend the 14th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 16th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, cruise along Captain Cook Highway, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In May, daytime highs in Cairns are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay May 13 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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