58 days in Australia Itinerary

58 days in Australia Itinerary

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58 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Chiang Mai
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Exmouth
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Canberra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Leura
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  12​h 15​min
7
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
8
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
12
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Chiang Mai

1
night
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area and then see some colorful creatures with Turquoise Bay.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Exmouth trip planner .

Chiang Mai, Thailand to Exmouth is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chiang Mai to Exmouth is 1 hour. When traveling from Chiang Mai in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Exmouth, with highs around 31°C, while nights are colder with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area ©

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.
Visit Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, admire the masterpieces at Buxton Contemporary, and look for gifts at Ambiance Gifts.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Exmouth to Melbourne takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Exmouth to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Exmouth, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, Sovereign Hill
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Australian War Memorial and Strathnairn Gallery. Head to Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines and Tootsiefor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, engage your brain at Questacon, and view the masterpieces at Scott Leggo Gallery.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 3°C in Canberra. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Leura.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines, Tootsie
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

5
nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Get outdoors at The National Pass and Grand Canyon track. Museum-lovers will appreciate Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Kurrajong Radio Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leura: Anvil Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights). On the 13th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. Spend the 14th (Sat) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Lost Bear Gallery, explore the galleries of Falls Gallery, and admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Leura planning site .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Leura takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Canberra in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Leura: highs are around 26°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, Falls Gallery
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Perry's Lookdown ©
Perry's Lookdown

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.
Get some cultural insight at Sydney Opera House and Brett Whiteley Studio. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Ambush Gallery. The adventure continues: stroll through Bondi Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Leura to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Leura in September, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
We've included these beaches for you: Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach. Visiting Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and Lord Howe Island Golf Club will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, and learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island itinerary planner .

Getting from Sydney to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

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

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Get outdoors at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Central Station Rainforest. You'll get in some beach time at Indian Head and Eli Creek.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island takes 12.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

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.
Shop till you drop at Village Gallery and Underart Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, stroll through Trinity Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands.

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Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In September, daytime highs in Cairns are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Atherton Tablelands, Historic Village Herberton, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Thornton Beach and Cow Bay Beach. Get outdoors at Daintree Discovery Centre and Alexandra Bay Waterfall. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Tribulation side-trips: Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree), Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, and admire all the interesting features of Marrdja Botanical Walk.

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Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, Bloomfield Waterfall
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

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.
Head to Ngarru Gallery and With Sugarfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Spend the 10th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, head outdoors with Horses in Port, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Walkatjara Art and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Take a break from the city and head to Kata Tjuta and Uluru. There's much more to do: trek along Kuniya Walk, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in October, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

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

7
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get a sense of the local culture at Maguk Gorge and Ubirr. Get outdoors at Gunlom Waterfall Creek and Jim Jim Falls. Spend the 23rd (Wed) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and admire the sheer force of Maguk Falls.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) journey maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock