59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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59 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  33​h
1
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Eumundi
— 3 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Katoomba
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
6
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
8
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
10
Cairns
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  9​h
11
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 8 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: London

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll get in some beach time at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Visiting Lake McKenzie and Lake Birrabeen will get you outdoors.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island travel itinerary planner .

London, UK to Fraser Island is an approximately 33-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. Traveling from London to Fraser Island, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in November, expect Fraser Island to be much warmer, temps between 33°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Eumundi.

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
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

3
nights
Eumundi

Eumundi ©
Eumundi is a small town and locality in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia, 21 km south-west of Noosa Heads and 118 km north of the state capital, Brisbane. Visiting Peregian Beach and Kondalilla National Park will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mooloolaba Beach and Kings Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Eumundi: Kawana Shoppingworld (in Buddina) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mooloolaba). And it doesn't end there: stop by The Real McCaul, view the masterpieces at Artisans Gallery, hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, and hike along Buderim Forest Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Eumundi online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Eumundi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Eumundi

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Kawana Shoppingworld, Kondalilla National Park, Kings Beach, Buderim Forest Park
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 28:
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Kondalilla National Park ©
Kondalilla National Park
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Relax by the water at Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach. Get in touch with nature at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, and examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Eumundi to Lord Howe Island takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk. Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Spend the 5th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and explore the galleries of Justice & Police Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Do your shopping at Lost Bear Gallery and Falls Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The National Pass and Leura Post Office. Step out of Katoomba with an excursion to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge--about 32 minutes away. On the 10th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, browse the different shops at Leura Mall, take in the exciting artwork at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Katoomba Antique Centre.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Katoomba trip builder app .

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Katoomba can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Leura, Blackheath, The National Pass, Falls Gallery, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

5
nights
Melbourne

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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Central and Melbourne Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and buy something for everyone on your list at Melbourne's GPO - Shopping Centre.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Katoomba in December: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 30°C and lows are around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sovereign Hill, The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Walkatjara Art and Uluru. Get outdoors at Kata Tjuta and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. There's much more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, trek along Kuniya Walk, and take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

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Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in December, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 42°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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.
Head to Village Gallery and Sunday Market Port Douglasfor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Step out of Port Douglas to go to Palm Cove and see Palm Cove Beach, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Spend the 24th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, take in the exciting artwork at Des Spencer Galleries, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Entomological museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Thornton Beach and Myall Beach. Step out of Cape Tribulation with an excursion to Bloomfield Waterfall in Bloomfield--about 36 minutes away. Spend the 29th (Sun) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, and admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic Village Herberton and Bones and Jones. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Atherton to see The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, admire all the interesting features of The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, take a tour by water with Boab Boat Cairns, and take a stroll around Tanks Arts Centre.

For more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Cairns itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, Trinity Beach, Tanks Arts Centre, Historic Village Herberton, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 5:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

8
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ubirr and Yellow Water. Visiting Maguk Gorge and Anbangbang Billabong will get you outdoors. Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, admire the sheer force of Maguk Falls, explore the striking landscape at Koolpin Gorge, and identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Wetlands.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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