59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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59 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Marilia
Fly:  40​h
1
Perth
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Leura
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  5​h
10
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 30​min
11
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
12
Brisbane
— 8 nights
Fly:  35​h
End: Marilia

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Talijancich Wines (in Herne Hill). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, indulge your taste buds at 3000 Grapes, and contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth travel planner.

Marilia, Brazil to Perth is an approximately 40-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 11 hours traveling from Marilia to Perth. Expect slightly colder evenings in Perth when traveling from Marilia in December, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Perth

Wineries Parks Museums

Side Trips

Millendon, Swan Valley, Kato's 3000 Grapes, Fremantle Prison, Caversham Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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Tyler's Vineyard ©
Tyler's Vineyard
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, and identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
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Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Elizas Gallery in Daintree (about 46 minutes away). Spend the 4th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 5th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, enjoy the sand and surf at Wonga Beach, look for gifts at With Sugar, and tour the water at your own pace with Port Douglas Boat Hire.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas journey planning app .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. January in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Elizas Gallery, Wonga Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, and admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation holiday planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Cow Bay Beach
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 11:
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Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more). Spend the 12th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 15th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Cairns are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): hike along Uluru Hiking Path, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

Plan my trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in January, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 43°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 22nd (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and stroll through Sandridge Beach.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. In January, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 24:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

7
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.
Spend the 30th (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi Beach, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

4
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 out of town with these interesting Leura side-trips: The Three Sisters (in Katoomba) and Anvil Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, look for gifts at The Nook, and don't miss a visit to Day FIne Art.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Leura online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Leura takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Leura can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Wentworth Falls Lake
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 4:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then stroll through Ned's Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

Plan my trip to Lord Howe Island with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Leura to Lord Howe Island takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

3
nights
Fraser Island

Step out of Fraser Island to go to Hervey Bay and see Dolphin & Whale Watching, which is approximately 52 minutes away.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island takes 9.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 10:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

8
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Caloundra (MaisyMoo & Kings Beach), Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). Pack the 19th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. There's lots more to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dicky Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip planning site .

Getting from Fraser Island to Brisbane by combination of car and ferry takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In February, daytime highs in Brisbane are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Mooloolaba Beach
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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