59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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59 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  22​h
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Blackheath
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
8
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Cairns
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h
11
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Brussels

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.
Take a break from Perth with a short trip to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Western Australia, pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

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Brussels, Belgium to Perth is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Brussels to Perth due to the time zone difference. In July, Perth is a bit cooler than Brussels - with highs of 21°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, stroll through Kuniya Walk, and view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planner .

Getting from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park when traveling from Perth in July, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) 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 / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

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 with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 40 min away. Dedicate the 13th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July: highs in Melbourne hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

6
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Blackheath: Katoomba (The Three Sisters & Blue Mountains), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). On the 24th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, don't miss a visit to Echo Point Lookout, get great views at Hassan's Wall, and learn about winemaking at Megalong Creek Estate.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Blackheath day trip planning website .

You can drive from Sydney to Blackheath in 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in July since evenings lows in Blackheath dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Leura, Megalong Valley, Jenolan Caves, Kanangra-Boyd National Park
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest, explore and take pictures at Maheno Wreck, and head off the coast to Waddy Point.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island online visit planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Blackheath to Fraser Island. In July, Fraser Island is a bit warmer than Blackheath - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
K'gari ©
K'gari
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach), Mount Ngungun (in Glass House Mountains) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). And it doesn't end there: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In August in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Mount Ngungun
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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 7th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 9th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Wonga Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Brisbane to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in August, with highs in Port Douglas at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre, Wonga Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre & Cow Bay Beach). Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, and take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation journey planning tool .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Bloomfield Waterfall
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Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas & Wellness). Spend the 17th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 19th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Shaolin Junk Cruises, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cairns vacation website .

Traveling by bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Cairns are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Shaolin Junk Cruises
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls, and contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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