59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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59 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  13​h 30​min
4
Perth
— 1 night
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
5
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
6
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h
8
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
12
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Lord Howe Island is known for beaches, trails, nature, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island visit planner.

Sydney to Lord Howe Island is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

3
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have fun at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, browse the collection at State Library Of Queensland, and admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Brisbane online sightseeing planner .

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. January in Brisbane sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

4
nights
Fraser Island

Change things up with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Hervey Bay (about 52 minutes away).

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island holiday builder .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 12th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and then explore the activities along Swan River. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St Patrick's Basilica, contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, then kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach, and finally appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Perth trip maker app .

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Perth in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Fraser Island in January, Perth is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk, and look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

4
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.
Spend the 20th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 21st (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, enjoy some diversion at Port Douglas Tennis Club, play a few rounds at Mossman Golf Club, and stop by Coffee Works.

To plan Port Douglas vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Mossman Golf Club, Mossman Gorge
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Highlights from your plan
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 27th (Sun) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, stroll through Dubuji Boardwalk, and get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation journey planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cow Bay
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures). Spend the 29th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 1st (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, get a new perspective on things with Boab Boat Cairns, and stroll through Trinity Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns day trip planner .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Cairns by combination of car, ferry, and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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: explore and take pictures at Uluru, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation planning website .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cairns in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Werribee and see Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 10th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 8th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Shrine of Remembrance, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and kick back and relax at Sandridge Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Melbourne tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, with highs in Melbourne at 32°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

5
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Three Capes Track (in Port Arthur) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, contemplate the waterfront views at Franklin River Nature Trail, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, and step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hobart trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in February, plan for little chillier days in Hobart, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tasmania, Bellerive Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Three Capes Track, Museum of Old and New Art
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 17:
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney online journey planner .

You can fly from Hobart to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in February, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 31°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Step out of Katoomba with an excursion to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, don't miss a visit to Echo Point Lookout, and get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Katoomba trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In February, daytime highs in Katoomba are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Leura, Blackheath, The National Pass, Hargraves Lookout, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

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