59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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59 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Townsville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 9 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Wollongong
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Canberra
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Adelaide
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Jerusalem

6
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Get outdoors at Cottesloe Beach and Swan River. Visit Scarborough Beach and City Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Fremantle (Fremantle Prison, The Shipwreck Galleries, & more) and Herne Hill (Illusionary Art, Talijancich Wines, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Perth Zoo, do a tasting at Olive Farm Wines, and look for gifts at Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Perth route app .

Jerusalem, Israel to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Jerusalem in January, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Perth: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Fremantle, Herne Hill, Millendon, Swan Valley, Perth Zoo
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 8:
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Mandurah Cruises ©
Mandurah Cruises

6
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Four Mile Beach. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Daintree National Park will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove), Port Douglas (Safaris, Coffee Works, & more) and Wonga Beach (in Wonga Beach). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cairns trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Cairns takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Perth to Cairns, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cairns, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Daintree National Park, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 15:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, kick back and relax at The Strand, then admire the natural beauty at Queens Gardens Townsville, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Townsville Palmetum, then make a trip to Riverway, then identify plant and animal life at Billabong Sanctuary, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mount Stuart.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Townsville day trip planning site .

Getting from Cairns to Townsville by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Townsville can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Art on Cairncross and Queensland Art Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Kings Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Maroochydore (Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza & Maroochydore Beach), Kawana Shoppingworld (in Buddina) and Caloundra (Bulcock Beach & MaisyMoo). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium, look for gifts at Chocolate Country, and enjoy the sand and surf at Dicky Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane holiday maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Townsville to Brisbane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Townsville in January; daily highs in Brisbane reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Maleny, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba Beach, Opals Down Under
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 23:
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Step out of the city life by going to Surfer's Paradise Beach and Kurrawa Beach. Step out of Gold Coast to go to Murwillumbah and see Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach, and get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast vacation maker tool .

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 27:
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

9
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Newport Beach. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Shelly Beach (in Manly), Rick Rutherford's Country (in Lawson) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, stroll through Coogee Beach, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

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You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Wollongong.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass, The Nook, Shelly Beach, Rick Rutherford's Country
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 5:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
nights
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. For shopping fun, head to The Nook or Teddy Sinclair. Do some cultural sightseeing at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Odd Mountain. Venture out of the city with trips to Rick Rutherford's Country (in Lawson), Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Katoomba Vintage Emporium) and Werri Beach (in Gerringong). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, browse the different shops at Leura Mall, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Victory Theatre Antique Centre, and enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Cove Belmore Basin.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Wollongong online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Wollongong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in February, Wollongong is little chillier at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Wollongong

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Leura, Katoomba, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, Victory Theatre Antique Centre
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Beach Cove Belmore Basin ©
Beach Cove Belmore Basin
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

3
nights
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.
Do your shopping at Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines and Fyshwick Fresh Food Market. Get outdoors at Lake Burley Griffin and Australian National Botanic Gardens. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and browse the collection at National Archives of Australia.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Canberra trip builder website .

You can drive from Wollongong to Canberra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Canberra when traveling from Wollongong in February, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Canberra

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines ©
Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines

7
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Horseshoe Bay and Aldinga Beach. Thorn-Clarke Wines and Seppeltsfield are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Barossa Valley Cheese Company (in Angaston), Nuriootpa (Maggie Beer's Farm Shop & Wolf Blass) and Tanunda (Steiny's Traditional Mettwurst, Rockford Winery, & more). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Murray Street Vineyards, look for gifts at Kies Family Wines, and hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide travel planner .

You can fly from Canberra to Adelaide in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Adelaide. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Tanunda, Marananga, Angaston, Nuriootpa, Lyndoch
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards

8
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sandridge Beach and St. Kilda Beach. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 40 min away. Spend the 25th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Melbourne Central, browse the eclectic array of goods at Degraves Street, look for gifts at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

Plan my day in Melbourne using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide in February, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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