59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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59 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Karachi
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
7
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
8
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Sydney
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
12
Adelaide
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 15​min
13
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Karachi

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Escape the urban bustle at Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Boat Hire. Head to Melbourne Central and Lightning Ridge Opal Minesfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc., learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and take a stroll through Degraves Street.

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Karachi, Pakistan to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Karachi to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. In February in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Tours
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Walkatjara Art and Kata Tjuta. Do some cultural sightseeing at Uluru and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk.

Before you visit Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in February, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 43°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can 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

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures about 44 minutes away. Spend the 15th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, look for gifts at Australian Leather Company, revel in the low prices at DFO Cairns, Direct Factory Outlets, and get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach, Tanks Arts Centre
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 16:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Myall Beach and Cow Bay Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Daintree National Park. Explore Cape Tribulation's surroundings by going to Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, and learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, car, and ferry from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, car, and ferry; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 20:
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Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. You'll get in some beach time at Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. Spend the 22nd (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Coffee Works, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas, take in the exciting artwork at Janbal Gallery, and head outdoors with Port Douglas Microlights.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Janbal Gallery, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

4
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Relax by the water at Burleigh Heads Beach and Moffat Beach. Get outdoors at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Greenmount Beach. Step out of Gold Coast with an excursion to Queensland Museum & Sciencentre in Brisbane--about 1h 35 min away. Pack the 2nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Sea World Theme Park. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mirage, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Burleigh Head National Park.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Gold Coast takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in February, things will get a bit cooler in Gold Coast: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Brisbane, Moffat Beach
Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 2:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
We've included these beaches for you: Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head. Escape the urban bustle at Lake McKenzie and Lake Wabby.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Gold Coast to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 8th (Fri), stroll through Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island travel app .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island in 9.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) 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

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.
Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Museum of Sydney are in your itinerary. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip maker .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. March in Sydney sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 17:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and The National Pass are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Falls Gallery and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, look for gifts at OMNIA a little bit of everywhere, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Victory Theatre Antique Centre, and admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Katoomba trip maker tool .

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Katoomba. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Katoomba

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Leura, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass, Rick Rutherford's Country, Falls Gallery
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 20:
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Falls Gallery ©
Falls Gallery
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John the Baptist Church, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Canberra vacation planner.

You can drive from Katoomba to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Katoomba in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Canberra, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Historic Sites
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at South Australian Museum and Art Gallery of South Australia. Do your shopping at Adelaide Central Market and North Terrace. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Willunga Farmers Market (in Willunga), Hallett Cove Conservation Park (in Hallett Cove) and McLaren Unvaled (in McLaren Vale). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, wander the streets of Rundle Street East, look for gifts at Leathersmith and Bush Gallery, and identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Adelaide trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Adelaide takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Adelaide. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Adelaide

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Willunga Farmers Market, Cleland Wildlife Park, Semaphore Beach, McLaren Vale, Hallett Cove Conservation Park
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Adelaide Central Market ©
Adelaide Central Market
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Yellow Water and Twin Falls. Step out of the city life by going to Mamukala Wetlands and Cahills Crossing. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, take in the dramatic natural features at Koolpin Gorge, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, and admire the sheer force of Maguk Falls.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Adelaide to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Mamukala Wetlands ©
Mamukala Wetlands
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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