59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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59 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 33 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
6
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Toronto

6
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Queen Street Mall and Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel). Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bulcock Beach and Maroochydore Beach. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mooloolaba), Kondalilla Falls (in Montville) and Gardners Falls (in Maleny). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, wander the streets of West End, and have fun at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane sightseeing planning tool .

Toronto, Canada to Brisbane is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Toronto to Brisbane, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in February, things will get much warmer in Brisbane: highs are around 33°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Gardners Falls, Maroochydore Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, Bulcock Beach, Kondalilla Falls
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 9:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach
Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Natural Bridge. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Kurrawa Beach, explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast road trip planning app .

Getting from Brisbane to Gold Coast by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Eli Creek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): explore the activities along Wanggoolba Creek, explore the activities along Boomanjin lake, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Fraser Island fast, fun, and easy.

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 February in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 13:
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Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

33
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wentworth Falls and Palm Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manly Beach and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Bouddi National Park (in Killcare) and Leura Mall (in Leura). Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Dedicate the 17th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, see a show at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Terrigal Beach, and deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Eco Tours.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney online itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. When traveling from Fraser Island in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 23°C at night. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wollongong, Bowral, Mittagong, Mosman
Find places to stay Feb 13 — Mar 18:
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Art Gallery of Ballarat and Melbourne Central. Step off the beaten path and head to Eastern Beach Reserve and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Phillip Island Wildlife Park (in Cowes), Ballarat Wildlife Park (in Ballarat) and Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit (in Ventnor). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden, admire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne itinerary maker app .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballarat, Phillip Island Wildlife Park, Manyung Gallery Mount Eliza, Eastern Beach Reserve, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 25:
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park

3
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.
On the 26th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, then look for gifts at Colour Me Crazy, then trek along Whitsunday Great Walk, and finally head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Airlie Beach road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Airlie Beach, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Colour Me Crazy, Whitsunday Islands
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 28:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Boathaven Beach ©
Boathaven Beach
Whitsunday Great Walk ©
Whitsunday Great Walk

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cairns vacation builder tool .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Babinda Boulders, Sunday Market Port Douglas
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders

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