59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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59 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Pamplemousses, Mauritius
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Brisbane
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
9
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
10
Blackheath
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Pamplemousses, Mauritius

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Millendon (Tyler's Vineyard, Olive Farm Wines, & more). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, have some family-friendly fun at Rollerzone, and appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Perth trip planner .

Pamplemousses, Mauritius to Perth is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mauritius Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Pamplemousses in October; daily highs in Perth reach 28°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Perth

Parks Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Millendon, Swan Valley, Malaga, Caversham Wildlife Park, Illusionary Art
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Jim Jim Falls, and identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

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
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls

5
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.
Step out of Port Douglas to go to Daintree and see Elizas Gallery, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 13th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, tee off at Port Douglas Golf Tours, kick back and relax at Wonga Beach, and stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas holiday maker website .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Mossman, Elizas Gallery, Wonga Beach
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 18:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Tribulation: Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay) and Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield). Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, explore and take pictures at Marrdja Botanical Walk, kick back and relax at Cow Bay Beach, and hike along Dubuji Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation journey builder app .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In October in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 23:
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more). Spend the 24th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 28th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Shaolin Junk Cruises, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cairns online sightseeing 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. October in Cairns sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Shaolin Junk Cruises
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises

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.
On the 30th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. On the next day, get outside with Walpa Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairns in October: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to 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
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, approximately 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 4th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and browse the collection at State Library of Victoria.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, you will find days in Melbourne are colder (26°C), and nights are little chillier (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 6:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford), Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Kondalilla National Park (in Montville). The adventure continues: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Brisbane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in November: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 31°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Kondalilla National Park
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 11:
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

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: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Sandy Cape Lighthouse, and make a trip to K'gari.

Find out how to plan Fraser Island trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

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 November, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 16:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest

3
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Three Sisters (in Katoomba) and Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, head outdoors with Evans Lookout, get great views at Govetts Leap, and admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Blackheath journey planner .

Explore your travel options from Fraser Island to Blackheath with the Route module. Traveling from Fraser Island in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Blackheath, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Blackheath

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba, Leura, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 20:
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Grand Canyon track ©
Grand Canyon track

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.
Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, stroll through Bondi Beach, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sydney holiday planner.

You can drive from Blackheath to Sydney in 2 hours. Traveling from Blackheath in November, you will find days in Sydney are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 28:
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

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