59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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59 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Montevideo
+3
ferry + foot + shuttle + Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  14​h 30​min
3
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h
4
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h 15​min
7
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
8
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Katoomba
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
Canberra
— 6 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Montevideo

4
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 the city life by going to Melbourne Zoo and Balloon Rides. Get some historical perspective at Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne planner .

Montevideo, Uruguay to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Montevideo to Melbourne is 13 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Montevideo in October since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Balloon Rides
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
You'll explore and learn at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art. Take a break from the city and head to Uluru and Mutitjulu Waterhole. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, hike along Kuniya Walk, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, and go for a walk through Field of Light.

Find out how to plan Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get in touch with nature at Ubirr and Maguk Gorge. Get some cultural insight at Nourlangie Rock and Warradjan Cultural Centre. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls, explore the striking landscape at Koolpin Gorge, and make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Village Herberton and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre (in Atherton) and Village Gallery (in Palm Cove). Spend the 19th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tableland, and kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Atherton, Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton, Shaolin Junk Cruises, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Entomological museum. You'll get in some beach time at Thornton Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Explore Cape Tribulation's surroundings by going to Cow Bay Beach (in Cow Bay) and Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield). Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, and enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Bloomfield Waterfall
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Spend the 30th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 2nd (Sat) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, get outside with The Bump Track, look for gifts at With Sugar, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Wonga Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Step out of the city life by going to Lake McKenzie and Indian Head. Relax by the water at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island tour itinerary website .

Getting from Port Douglas to Fraser Island by combination of shuttle, flight, car, and ferry takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Port Douglas in November since evenings lows in Fraser Island dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Get in touch with nature at Ned's Beach and Mt Gower. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, and play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island travel planning app .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island takes 9.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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

6
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.
Let the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and explore the world behind art at White Rabbit Gallery.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

6
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Gallery One88. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The National Pass and Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights), Hartley Historic Village (in Little Hartley) and Hartley Historic Site (in Hartley). Spend the 18th (Mon) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. On the 20th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, get great views at Lincoln's Rock, hike along Grand Canyon track, and identify plant and animal life at Pulpit Rock Lookout.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Katoomba travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. November in Katoomba sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Lithgow, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 22:
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Perry's Lookdown ©
Perry's Lookdown

6
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Let the collections at Australian War Memorial and Old Parliament House capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Floriade and Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, examine the collection at National Bonsai & Penjing Collection, engage your brain at Questacon, and hike along Canberra Centenary Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Canberra online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Canberra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Katoomba in November, with highs in Canberra at 28°C and lows at 10°C. On the 28th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 28:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

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