59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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59 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Drive:  9​h
3
Sydney
— 8 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Coffs Harbour
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Gold Coast
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Maleny
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Noosa
— 1 night
Drive:  14​h 15​min
9
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Townsville
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
11
Palm Cove
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
12
Burketown
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
13
Camooweal
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
14
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
15
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  16​h 30​min
End: Adelaide

2
nights
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stroll through Eastern Beach Reserve. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Torquay itinerary planner .

Adelaide to Torquay is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Torquay, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Beaches

Side Trip

Eastern Beach Reserve
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from the city and head to Melbourne Zoo and Trin Warren Tam-boore. For shopping fun, head to Melbourne Central or Lightning Ridge Opal Mines. Spend the 26th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Melbourne journey builder .

You can drive from Torquay to Melbourne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley), Logan Brae Orchard (in Blackheath) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Katoomba). The adventure continues: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Logan Brae Orchard, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 7:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

5
nights
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Scotts Head Beach and Main Beach Yamba. Take a break from the city and head to Pippi Beach and Korora Lookout. Explore Coffs Harbour's surroundings by going to South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse & Trial Bay Gaol). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Solitary Islands Coastal Walk, look for gifts at Old Butter Factory, look for all kinds of wild species at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, and revel in the low prices at Carobana Confectionary.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Coffs Harbour trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Sydney to Coffs Harbour in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Coffs Harbour are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yamba, South West Rocks, Old Butter Factory, Scotts Head Beach
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 12:
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Pippi Beach ©
Pippi Beach
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol

7
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Visiting Burleigh Heads Beach and David Fleay Wildlife Park will get you outdoors. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah), Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah) and O'Reillys Birds of Prey (in Lamington National Park). There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, tour the water at your own pace with Sunrise Sailing Charters, take a memorable tour with Cruise Gold Coast, and look for all kinds of wild species at Coombabah Lake Nature Reserve.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast route planner .

You can drive from Coffs Harbour to Gold Coast in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, O'Reillys Birds of Prey, Whian Whian State Conservation Area, Cape Byron Lighthouse, Tropical Fruit World
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 19:
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Get a sense of the local culture at Queensland Art Gallery and Boggo Road Gaol. Visit Dicky Beach and Moffat Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the masterpieces at GOMA, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel), and examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane travel website .

Drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Maleny.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

3
nights
Maleny

A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chenrezig Institute and Caloundra Lighthouses. For shopping fun, head to Kawana Shoppingworld or Art on Cairncross. Get out of town with these interesting Maleny side-trips: Podie Pie (in Nambour) and Mooloolaba (Scuba & Snorkeling, Mooloolaba Beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Maleny tour planner .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Maleny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Maleny are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Podie Pie, Chenrezig Institute, Caloundra Lighthouses, Kawana Shoppingworld
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

1
night
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Noosa online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Maleny to Noosa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Noosa

Nature Parks
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park

4
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Kayaking & Canoeing. On the 29th (Tue), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's much more to do: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip planner .

Getting from Noosa to Airlie Beach by combination of bus and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 30:
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

5
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of Tropical Queensland and The Drill Hall Studio. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and The Strand. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Castle Hill, make a trip to Jezzine Barracks, identify plant and animal life at Billabong Sanctuary, and pause for some serene contemplation at St James Cathedral.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Townsville tour itinerary maker website .

Take a bus from Airlie Beach to Townsville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Strand ©
The Strand

4
nights
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Head to Village Gallery and Floravilla Ice Cream Factoryfor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Daintree Discovery Centre and Historic Village Herberton. Venture out of the city with trips to Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation), Humpy Nut World (in Atherton) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). There's much more to do: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Peter Jarver Gallery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Palm Cove tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Townsville to Palm Cove takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Palm Cove are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Burketown.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Kuranda, Tanks Arts Centre, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 8:
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
night
Burketown

Burketown
Burketown is an isolated town and locality in the far north-western Shire of Burke, Queensland, Australia. To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Burketown driving holiday planning tool .

Getting from Palm Cove to Burketown by car takes about 16 hours. Other options: fly. On the 8th (Fri), you're off toCamooweal.
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1
night
Camooweal

Camooweal ©
Camooweal is a small town and locality in the City of Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia. For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Camooweal trip builder .

Traveling by car from Burketown to Camooweal takes 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Camooweal

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Camooweal Caves National Park ©
Camooweal Caves 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then browse the exhibits of Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Talapi, then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs trip site .

Traveling by car from Camooweal to Alice Springs takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In February, daily temperatures in Alice Springs can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): trek along Kuniya Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

Planning Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 16:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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