58 days in Australia Itinerary

58 days in Australia Itinerary

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58 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  33​h
1
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Katoomba
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
5
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
7
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Cairns
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h
10
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 8 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  11​h 30​min
11
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: London

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Get in touch with nature at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Sandy Cape Lighthouse. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Indian Head and Eli Creek.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Fraser Island trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Fraser Island is an approximately 33-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Fraser Island due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in October: high temperatures in Fraser Island hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Take a break from the city and head to Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach. There's still lots to do: hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, and explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island takes 9.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Featherdale Wildlife Park in Blacktown--about 46 minutes away. Spend the 19th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. In October in Sydney, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

5
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Escape the urban bustle at The National Pass and Jenolan Caves. Get a sense of the local culture at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Hillbilly Cider. Change things up with these side-trips from Katoomba: Dryridge Estate (in Megalong Valley), Corridor of Oaks (in Faulconbridge) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, take a stroll through Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia, do a tasting at Megalong Creek Estate, and play a few rounds at Wentworth Falls Country Club.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Katoomba trip planner .

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Sydney in October, Katoomba is slightly colder at night with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Megalong Valley, Bilpin, Faulconbridge, Jenolan Caves, Wentworth Falls Country Club
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and HMAS Castlemaine. Popular historic sites such as Shrine of Remembrance and East Melbourne Synagogue are in your itinerary. Spend the 30th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, and admire the striking features of Old Treasury Building.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne holiday planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Katoomba in October: highs in Melbourne hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 31:
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Balloon Rides
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Kata Tjuta. Escape the urban bustle at Uluru and Walkatjara Art. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, and take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Melbourne, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

4
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.
Let the collections at Des Spencer Galleries and Ngarru Gallery capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Studio 49 Artisan Gallery and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. Spend the 7th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 4th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, stroll through Four Mile Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, and get outside with Horses in Port.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas visit planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, plan for little chillier days in Port Douglas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 8:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

5
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Thornton Beach and Cow Bay Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Daintree Discovery Centre and James Cook Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree) and Grassy Hill (in Cooktown). Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, and stroll through Myall Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cooktown, Cow Bay, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, Black Mountain National Park
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 13:
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

5
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 and learn at Historic Village Herberton and Underart Gallery. Get some cultural insight at Village Gallery and St Monica's Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Kayaking & Canoeing & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 14th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 16th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and browse the exhibits of Doongal Aboriginal Art.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip planner.

You can take a bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

8
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Visit Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock for their historical value. Visiting Maguk Gorge and Warradjan Cultural Centre will get you outdoors. Spend the 25th (Wed) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, explore the striking landscape at Koolpin Gorge, admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jim Jim Falls.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, then make a trip to Fremantle Prison, and then take in the views from Elizabeth Quay. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at The Bell Tower, then enjoy the sand and surf at Scarborough Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Perth road trip site .

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Perth by combination of bus and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Perth due to the time zone difference. In November in Perth, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park, Scarborough Beach, Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

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