59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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59 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Doncaster
Drive + Fly:  30​h
1
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Darwin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Katherine
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
7
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Sydney
— 4 nights
+4
train + foot + Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h 15​min
9
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 30​min
10
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
11
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Margaret River
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
13
Exmouth
— 8 nights
Fly + Drive:  30​h
End: Doncaster

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Broome Historical Museum and Broome Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Broome Bird Observatory. Spend the 4th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Roebuck Bay, see the interesting displays at SSJG Heritage Centre, and look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Broome using our trip planner.

Doncaster, UK to Broome is an approximately 30-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Doncaster to Broome due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Doncaster in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Broome, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park

3
nights
Darwin

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Litchfield National Park. Get some cultural insight at Darwin Aviation Museum and Defence of Darwin Experience. Spend the 9th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Darwin trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Broome to Darwin takes 6 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. Traveling from Broome in July, Darwin is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:
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Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Get in touch with nature at Nitmiluk National Park and Bitter Springs. Get a sense of the local culture at MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft and Katherine Museum. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Katherine Gorge, identify plant and animal life at Low Level Nature Reserve, take in the dramatic scenery at Edith Falls, and explore and take pictures at Katherine Outback Experience.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Katherine trip builder app .

Getting from Darwin to Katherine by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Katherine when traveling from Darwin in July, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bitter Springs
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Bitter Springs ©
Bitter Springs
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Alice Springs Reptile Centre and Anzac Hill. Visiting The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Alice Springs Desert Park will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, take in the exciting artwork at This is Aboriginal Art, and identify plant and animal life at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Alice Springs holiday site .

You can fly from Katherine to Alice Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Katherine in July, expect Alice Springs to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

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 Valley of the Winds and Uluru. Visiting Kata Tjuta and Lungkata Walk will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: hike along Kuniya Walk, browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

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
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Trinity Beach and Daintree National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and Palm Cove Beach. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Safaris in Port Douglas--about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 24th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 21st (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 30°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Palm Cove Beach, Daintree National Park, Safaris, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 25:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

3
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Saltwater National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Coastal walk and Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie. When in Port Macquarie, make a side trip to see Hat Head National Park in Hat Head, approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse, identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, and learn about winemaking at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Cairns to Port Macquarie in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Cairns in July, plan for colder days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 13°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hat Head National Park, Saltwater National Park
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Wentworth Falls. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Blue Mountains (in Katoomba) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Port Macquarie in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sydney, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Jenolan Caves
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 2:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mait's Rest and Loch Ard Gorge. Step out of the city life by going to London Bridge and Johanna Beach. Step out of Port Campbell with an excursion to Otway Fly Treetop Adventures in Weeaproinah--about 1h 05 min away. Spend the 4th (Tue) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Gibsons Steps, take in the dramatic natural features at The Razorback, and get great views at Twelve Apostles.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Port Campbell day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Sydney to Port Campbell takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mait's Rest, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Twelve Apostles, Johanna Beach
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Raptor Domain and Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary. Take a break from the city and head to Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Seal Bay Conservation Park. Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach and take in the pleasant sights at George's 40,000 Castle Lights.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Little Beach. Visiting Greens Pool and The Gap and Natural Bridge will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Forest Hill Vineyard (in Denmark) and Waychinicup National Park (in Cheynes). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Middleton Beach, admire the landmark architecture of The Church of Saint John the Evangelist, and see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Albany road trip planning website .

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Albany in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kangaroo Island to Albany is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Denmark, Waychinicup National Park
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 14:
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and McHenry Hohnen Vintners. We've included these beaches for you: Meelup Beach and Surfers Point. Venture out of the city with trips to Cowaramup Bay (in Gracetown), Jewel Cave (in Augusta) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Busselton). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Lake Cave, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Canal Rocks.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Margaret River trip planner .

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Boranup, Yallingup, Augusta, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Cowaramup Bay
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 18:
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Turquoise Bay and Osprey Bay. When in Exmouth, make a side trip to see Ningaloo Marine Park in Coral Bay, approximately 2 hours away. Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Mandu Mandu Gorge. Spend the 25th (Tue) on the water with a fishing tour. Next up on the itinerary: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Reef, explore the stunning scenery at Charles Knife Canyon, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Shothole Canyon.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Exmouth trip planner.

Getting from Margaret River to Exmouth by combination of bus and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Coral Bay, Ningaloo Reef
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef

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