58 days in Australia Itinerary

58 days in Australia Itinerary

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58 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Leura
— 6 nights
train + Fly:  5​h
6
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  6​h 15​min
7
Eumundi
— 3 nights
+3
train + foot + Fly + shuttle:  9​h
8
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Cairns
— 8 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Zurich

5
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.
Shop till you drop at Jadran Wines and Fremantle Markets. We've included these beaches for you: Cottesloe Beach and Warnbro Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Illusionary Art (in Herne Hill), Emma Blyth Gallery (in Mandurah) and Secret Harbour Beach (in Secret Harbour). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, see the interesting displays at Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Park, stroll through Mullaloo Beach, and kick back and relax at Quinns Rocks Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Perth trip itinerary tool .

Zurich, Switzerland to Perth is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Western Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Zurich in December, expect Perth to be warmer, temps between 35°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Mullaloo Beach, Cottesloe Beach, Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Park, Warnbro Beach
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Warnbro Beach ©
Warnbro Beach

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: take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online day trip planner .

You can fly from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Perth in December, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 42°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Lightning Ridge Opal Mines. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, buy something for everyone on your list at Emporium Melbourne, hunt for treasures at Degraves Street, and stroll through Melbourne Zoo.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Melbourne driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December; daily highs in Melbourne reach 30°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Tours
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay
Lightning Ridge Opal Mines ©
Lightning Ridge Opal Mines

8
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building (QVB). There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and kick back and relax at Coogee Beach.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

6
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. For shopping fun, head to Teddy Sinclair or Leura Mall. Explore Leura's surroundings by going to Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub (in Springwood), Anvil Rock Lookout (in Blackheath) and The Three Sisters (in Katoomba). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Katoomba Antique Centre, do a tasting at Dryridge Estate, view the masterpieces at Falls Gallery, and take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Leura trip app .

You can drive from Sydney to Leura in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. December in Leura sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Megalong Valley, Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Bilpin
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 5:
Highlights from your plan
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Hillbilly Cider ©
Hillbilly Cider
Teddy Sinclair ©
Teddy Sinclair

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Visit Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, and take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip planning site .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Leura to Lord Howe Island in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Eumundi.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Golf Club ©
Lord Howe Island Golf Club

3
nights
Eumundi

Eumundi ©
Eumundi is a small town and locality in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia, 21 km south-west of Noosa Heads and 118 km north of the state capital, Brisbane. Do your shopping at The Real McCaul and Art on Cairncross. We've included these beaches for you: Peregian Beach and Kings Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eumundi: Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola), Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith (in Montville) and Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza (in Maroochydore). The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, take in the exciting artwork at Seaview Art Gallery, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and explore the galleries of Artisans Gallery.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Eumundi travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Eumundi by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Eumundi

Outdoors Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Marcoola Beach, Peregian Beach, Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Palm Cove Beach and Wonga Beach. Head to Village Gallery and Sunday Market Port Douglasfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Spas & Wellness (in Palm Cove) and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree). Spend the 13th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 16th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Des Spencer Galleries, stroll through Ellis Beach, view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

Make your Port Douglas itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of bus, train, flight, and shuttle from Eumundi to Port Douglas takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. January in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Mossman, Wonga Beach, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, Ellis Beach
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

3
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.
Visit Thornton Beach and Cow Bay Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, take some stellar pictures from Walu Wugirriga Lookout, delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, and hike along Dubuji Boardwalk.

Plan trip to Cape Tribulation with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cow Bay
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

8
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 Tanks Arts Centre and Underart Gallery. You'll get in some beach time at Trinity Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Spend the 23rd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 28th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market, look for gifts at Holloways Beach Markets, browse the different shops at Smithfield Shopping Centre, and browse the exhibits of Doongal Aboriginal Art.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planning tool .

You can take a bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. January in Cairns sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Smithfield Shopping Centre, Paradise Palms Country Club, Tanks Arts Centre, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Holloways Beach Markets
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Yorkeys Knob Beach ©
Yorkeys Knob Beach

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