58 days in Australia Itinerary

58 days in Australia Itinerary

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58 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  23​h
1
Cairns
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h 15​min
4
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Mooloolaba
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
9
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  11​h 45​min
10
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
11
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Manchester

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre (in Atherton), Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, explore the galleries of Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, look for gifts at Bones and Jones, and enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip maker .

Manchester, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Cairns. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Manchester in December; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, Palm Cove Beach, Historic Village Herberton, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 8:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

4
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 Cape Tribulation Beach. Appreciate the collections at Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Entomological museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Tribulation: Cow Bay Beach (in Cow Bay) and Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield). Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and stroll through Dubuji Boardwalk.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Bloomfield Waterfall
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

6
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Opal Reef. When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Photography Tours in Daintree, approximately 48 minutes away. Spend the 13th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, get outside with Horses in Port, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. December in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Photography Tours, Mossman Gorge Centre, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Wonga Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Step out of the city life by going to Lake McKenzie and Seventy-Five Mile Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Eli Creek and Indian Head.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, ferry, and car from Port Douglas to Fraser Island takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Port Douglas in December since evenings lows in Fraser Island dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

5
nights
Mooloolaba

Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Step out of the city life by going to Mooloolaba Beach and Mount Coolum. Visit Chenrezig Institute and Caloundra Lighthouses for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Mooloolaba side-trips: Mount Ninderry (in Yandina), Maleny (Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve & Art on Cairncross) and Mapleton Observatory (in Mapleton). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Kings Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the exciting artwork at Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mooloolaba trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Mooloolaba takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In December, daytime highs in Mooloolaba are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Caloundra, Buderim, Maleny, Sunshine Castle, Mount Ninderry
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 29:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Australian National Maritime Museum and Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Jason Ree. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Featherdale Wildlife Park in Blacktown, approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 2nd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sydney route planner .

Getting from Mooloolaba to Sydney by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

6
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 St Paul's Cathedral for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Melbourne Museum and Sovereign Hill. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Kitty Miller Bay (in Ventnor). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, buy something for everyone on your list at Melbourne Central, see the interesting displays at The National Opal Collection, and enjoy the sand and surf at Port Melbourne Beach.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne tour planning website .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach, Sovereign Hill, Kitty Miller Bay
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 10:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Uluru and Walkatjara Art. Take a break from the city and head to Kata Tjuta and Valley of the Winds. There's still lots to do: get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, trek along Kuniya Walk, go for a walk through Field of Light, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel planning site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, things will get a bit warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 43°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can 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

6
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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Yellow Water and Motor Car Falls. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge, take in the dramatic natural features at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk, and take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip maker app .

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 up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) 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 Jan 13 — 20:
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Fremantle Prison and The Bell Tower. Visiting Cottesloe Beach and Swan River will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Mandurah (about 1h 05 min away). There's much more to do: walk around Kings Park & Botanic Garden, appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Perth online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Perth takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Fremantle Prison, Cottesloe Beach
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:
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Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like South Australian Museum and Migration Museum. Adelaide Oval and Carrick Hill will appeal to history buffs. Dedicate the 25th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, make a trip to Rundle Mall, and take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Adelaide travel website .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Adelaide takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Adelaide. While traveling from Perth, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Adelaide, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Migration Museum
Migration Museum

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