58 days in Australia Itinerary

58 days in Australia Itinerary

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58 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Lagos
Fly:  30​h
1
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Cairns
— 7 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
5
Montville
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h
7
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Sydney
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Katoomba
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Lagos

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
For shopping fun, head to Melbourne Central or Collins St/Swanston St. Visit St. Kilda Beach and Catani Gardens for some beach relaxation. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Royal Arcade, and look for gifts at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

Lagos, Nigeria to Melbourne is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lagos to Melbourne is 9 hours. Traveling from Lagos in April, things will get much colder in Melbourne: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

St Kilda, The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

7
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.
Do your shopping at Village Gallery and Underart Gallery. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Spas & Wellness in Palm Cove, about 30 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 4th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre, buy something for everyone on your list at Smithfield Shopping Centre, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and hunt for treasures at Rusty's Market.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip planning website .

Fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Smithfield Shopping Centre, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove 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.
Shop till you drop at Sunday Market Port Douglas and Studio 49 Artisan Gallery. Relax by the water at Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. Spend the 8th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 6th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: stop by With Sugar, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and browse the exhibits of Ngarru Gallery.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. May in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Mossman Saturday Market, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Wonga Beach
Find places to stay May 5 — 11:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Safaris

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.
Visit Thornton Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Tribulation side-trips: Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre & Cow Bay Beach), Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree) and James Cook Museum (in Cooktown). Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Myall Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black Mountain National Park, and admire all the interesting features of Cape Trib Farm.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Montville.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, James Cook Museum, Black Mountain National Park
Find places to stay May 11 — 16:
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

5
nights
Montville

Montville ©
Montville is a small town in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, on the Blackall Range in Queensland, Australia, around 400 metres above sea level. For shopping fun, head to The Real McCaul or The Original Eumundi Markets. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kings Beach and Marcoola Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Caloundra (Spas & Wellness, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, hike along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, admire the sheer force of Kondalilla Falls, and take in the exciting artwork at Montville Art Gallery.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Montville travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cape Tribulation to Montville. Traveling from Cape Tribulation in May, expect Montville to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Montville

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Maleny, Eumundi, Buderim Lions Park, Mapleton Observatory
Find places to stay May 16 — 22:
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach
Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach

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.
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, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, don't miss a visit to Field of Light, and appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Montville to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Relax by the water at Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Lord Howe Island in 19 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Lord Howe Island due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

9
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Rocks, admire the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio, shop like a local with Queen Victoria Building (QVB), and admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sydney online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Manly
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

7
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Head to Teddy Sinclair and Katoomba Antique Centrefor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Katoomba: Anvil Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Dryridge Estate (in Megalong Valley). There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Leura Mall, admire the natural beauty at Mayfield Garden, view the masterpieces at Lost Bear Gallery, and take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Katoomba trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Katoomba. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Leura, Megalong Valley, Blackheath, Mayfield Garden, The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 13:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Everglades Historic House and Gardens ©

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