59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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59 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
Drive:  30​min
1
Fremantle
— 10 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Margaret River
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Albany
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Esperance
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Kalgoorlie-Boulder
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Geraldton
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Denham
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
8
Exmouth
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
9
Broome
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
11
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Adelaide
— 3 nights
End: Adelaide

10
nights
Fremantle

Fremantle ©
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fremantle Prison and St. Mary's Cathedral. Popular historic sites such as The Fremantle Round House and Stirling Cottage are in your itinerary. Explore Fremantle's surroundings by going to Rockingham (Point Peron & Rockingham Beach), Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Mandurah (Dolphin Quay, Mandurah War Memorial, & more). Spend the 22nd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at Harvey Internment Camp Memorial Shrine, look for all kinds of wild species at Cohunu Koala Park, and examine the collection at Aviation Heritage Museum.

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

Perth to Fremantle is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train. December in Fremantle sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Fremantle

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Perth, Mandurah, Harvey, Rockingham, Cohunu Koala Park
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 22:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral

5
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Get some cultural insight at Brookwood Estate and Vasse Felix Winery. Get some historical perspective at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Ellensbrook. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Water wheel (in Augusta), Hamelin Bay Jetty (in Hamelin Bay) and Happs Winery and Cellar Door (in Quindalup). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre, do a tasting at Carpe Diem Vineyards, steep yourself in history at Wonnerup, and take in the exciting artwork at Boranup Gallery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Margaret River online route planner .

You can drive from Fremantle to Margaret River in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Wineries, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Wilyabrup, Cowaramup, Augusta, Happs Winery and Cellar Door, Wonnerup
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 28:
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Brookwood Estate ©
Brookwood Estate
Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre ©
Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre
Hamelin Bay Jetty ©
Hamelin Bay Jetty

6
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Princess Royal Fortress and The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Duke's Vineyard and Singlefile Wines. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to Walpole (Giant Tingle Tree & Conspicuous Cliff), Granite Skywalk (in Porongurup National Park) and Denmark (Anvil Beach, Harewood Forest, & more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Kalgan River, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, make a trip to Padre White Lookout, and examine the collection at National Anzac Centre.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Albany day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Albany, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Denmark, Walpole, Granite Skywalk, Duke's Vineyard, South Coast WoodWorks Gallery
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 3:
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Giant Tingle Tree ©
Giant Tingle Tree
Princess Royal Fortress ©
Princess Royal Fortress
The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum ©
The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum

5
nights
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Discover out-of-the-way places like Esperance Stonehenge and Blue Haven Beach. Esperance Museum and Section Glass Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Twilight Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at West Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Thistle Cove, and sample the tasty concoctions at Lucky Bay Brewing.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Esperance trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Albany to Esperance in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Esperance are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Things to do in Esperance

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 8:
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Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove
Esperance Stonehenge ©
Esperance Stonehenge
Esperance Museum ©
Esperance Museum

3
nights
Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Kalgoorlie-Boulder ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Museum of the Goldfields and Hannans North Tourist Mine. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Broad Arrow and Goldfields Arts Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Kalgoorlie-Boulder side-trips: Red Hill Lookout (in Kambalda) and Coolgardie (Goldfields Exhibition Museum & Warden Finnerty's Residence).

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kalgoorlie-Boulder trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Esperance to Kalgoorlie-Boulder by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, Kalgoorlie-Boulder is somewhat warmer than Esperance - with highs of 39°C and lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Geraldton.

Things to do in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coolgardie, Red Hill Lookout
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:
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Hannans North Tourist Mine ©
Hannans North Tourist Mine
Museum of the Goldfields ©
Museum of the Goldfields
Warden Finnerty's Residence ©
Warden Finnerty's Residence

3
nights
Geraldton

Geraldton ©
Geraldton is a coastal city in the Mid West region of Western Australia, located 424km north of Perth.At June 2015 Geraldton had an estimated urban population of 39,825. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Geraldton and Greenough Museum & Gardens. Popular historic sites such as Central Greenough and Point Moore Lighthouse are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Tin Heads, take in the exciting artwork at Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Waminda Wildlife Sanctuary, and learn about all things military at HMAS Sydney II Memorial.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Geraldton road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Kalgoorlie-Boulder to Geraldton takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Denham.

Things to do in Geraldton

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trip

Greenough
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:
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Greenough Museum & Gardens ©
Greenough Museum & Gardens
Museum of Geraldton ©
Museum of Geraldton
Central Greenough ©
Central Greenough

3
nights
Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum and Carnarvon Heritage Precinct. Discover out-of-the-way places like Shark Bay and Monkey Mia. Venture out of the city with trips to Carnarvon (One Mile Jetty & OTC Satellite Earth Station Carnarvon). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Shell Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ocean Park Aquarium.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Denham trip planner .

Drive from Geraldton to Denham in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Exmouth.

Things to do in Denham

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trips

Carnarvon, Monkey Mia
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:
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Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay
Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum ©
Monkey Mia ©
Monkey Mia

5
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Get some cultural insight at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and The Ningaloo Gallery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ningaloo Reef and Cape Range National Park. Spend the 22nd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, contemplate the long history of Potshot Memorial, don't miss a visit to Mildura Wreck, and look for all kinds of wild species at Jurabi Turtle Centre.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Exmouth trip simple and quick.

Getting from Denham to Exmouth by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In January in Exmouth, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Exmouth

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Ningaloo Reef, Cape Range National Park
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 25:
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Jurabi Turtle Centre ©
Jurabi Turtle Centre
Scuba & Snorkeling
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

6
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Broome Historical Museum and Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Japanese Cemetery and Catholic Diocese of Broome. Spend the 29th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, view the masterpieces at Short St Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, and don't miss a visit to Buddha Sanctuary.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Broome trip simple and quick.

Getting from Exmouth to Broome by flight takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Exmouth, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Broome, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Broome Bird Observatory ©
Broome Bird Observatory
Japanese Cemetery ©
Japanese Cemetery

2
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
On the 1st (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral Darwin, see the interesting displays at Chinese Temple and Museum Chung Wah, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery, then examine the collection at 1934 Qantas Hangar, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Darwin travel route planner.

Fly from Broome to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 1 hour. In January in Darwin, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:
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Safaris
Christ Church Cathedral Darwin ©
Christ Church Cathedral Darwin

3
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Araluen Cultural Precinct, then steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at John Flynn's Grave Historical Reserve, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, get engrossed in the history at National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol, then view the masterpieces at Yubu Napa Art Gallery, and finally explore the striking landscape at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Alice Springs trip itinerary site .

Getting from Darwin to Alice Springs by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Darwin in February: highs in Alice Springs hover around 42°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 5:
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3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Gorge Wildlife Park, then steep yourself in history at Carrick Hill, and finally get to know the fascinating history of North Terrace. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum Port Adelaide, do a tasting at Chateau Tanunda, and then do a tasting at Rockford Winery.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Adelaide day trip planner.

Getting from Alice Springs to Adelaide by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in February, expect Adelaide to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Wineries

Side Trips

Tanunda, National Railway Museum Port Adelaide, Gorge Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 8:
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Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill
Rockford Winery ©
Rockford Winery

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