59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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59 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  5​h
1
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Adelaide
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Canberra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Darwin
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
12
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Perth

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hermannsburg Historic Precinct. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol and Yubu Napa Art Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, explore the striking landscape of Emily Gap, and try to win big at Lasseters Casino.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs journey app .

Perth to Alice Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Alice Springs is 1 hour. Traveling from Perth in July, Alice Springs is a bit cooler at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hermannsburg Historic Precinct
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6
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carrick Hill and Skydiving. Museum-lovers will appreciate State Library of South Australia and Ayers House Museum. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Waterfall Gully, admire the natural beauty at Himeji Garden, shop like a local with North Terrace, and buy something for everyone on your list at Adelaide Arcade.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Adelaide takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alice Springs in July, plan for little chillier days in Adelaide, with highs around 17°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Adelaide

Shopping Parks Tours
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North Terrace ©
North Terrace
Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill
Waterfall Gully ©
Waterfall Gully

6
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Explore hidden gems such as The Neck and Maritime Museum of Tasmania. Shop till you drop at Salamanca Arts Centre and Farm Gate Market. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River), Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park) and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, wander the streets of North Hobart, and get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Adelaide in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 4°C in Hobart. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Russell Falls, Coal Mines Historic Site, Cape Raoul, Richmond Gaol
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 22:
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
The Neck ©
The Neck
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery and Waverly Woolen Mills Factory Outlet. Discover out-of-the-way places like Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and Iron Pot Bay Vineyard. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Loira Vines (in Sidmouth) and Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, see the interesting displays at City Park Radio Museum, get your game on at Gorge Scenic Chairlift, and don't miss a visit to The Town Clock.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Launceston vacation builder .

You can drive from Hobart to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Rowella, Loira Vines, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:
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Tamar Ridge Cellar Door ©
Tamar Ridge Cellar Door
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard ©
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard

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.
Shop till you drop at South Melbourne Market and Melbourne Central. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Australian Centre for the Moving Image and St Paul's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at St. Patrick's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at ArtVo, admire the striking features of Old Treasury Building, and examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip maker tool .

Getting from Launceston to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Launceston in July, with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Wildlife
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St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
ArtVo ©
ArtVo

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.
Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex and Canberra Museum and Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Ginninderra Village and Free Serbian Orthodox Church St George will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Canberra side-trips: Point Hut Crossing (in Gordon) and Bungendore Wood Works Gallery (in Bungendore). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, steep yourself in history at Mugga-Mugga Cottage, hike along ANZAC Parade Walk, and see the interesting displays at National Bonsai & Penjing Collection.

To find out how to plan a trip to Canberra, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Melbourne to Canberra by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Melbourne in July since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Point Hut Crossing, Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, Mugga-Mugga Cottage
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:
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Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
ANZAC Parade Walk
ANZAC Parade Walk

6
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Sydney Jewish Museum. Get some historical perspective at Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk and Sydney Harbour Circle Walk. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take a leisurely stroll along Cockle Bay Wharf, brush up on your military savvy at Anzac Memorial, and take a stroll through King Street.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, Sydney is a bit warmer than Canberra - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk ©
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
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.
Visit Greenmount Beach and Burleigh Head National Park for some beach relaxation. Head to Robina Town Shopping Centre and 19 Karen Contemporary Artspacefor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Springbrook National Park, enjoy the sea views from Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, stroll through Kirra Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Opal Gallery.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Beaches
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Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

6
nights
Cairns

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.
Visit Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral for their historical value. The Crystal Caves and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Emu Ridge Gallery (in Kuranda), Yungaburra (Lake Barrine & The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour) and Port Douglas (St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, Sunday Market Port Douglas, & more). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, walk around Anzac Park, let little ones run wild at Figtree Playground, and admire the masterpieces at Samurai Gallery Australia.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cairns online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in August; daily highs in Cairns reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Herberton, Yungaburra, Emu Ridge Gallery, Tolga Woodworks Gallery & Cafe
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 20:
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Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
The Crystal Caves ©
The Crystal Caves

6
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.
Visiting Wangi Falls and Buley Rockhole will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Darwin Military Museum and Mbantua Fine Art Gallery capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Darwin side-trips: Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve (in Humpty Doo), Adelaide River War Cemetery (in Adelaide River) and Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden (in Batchelor). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Florence Falls, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Darwin trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Cairns to Darwin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairns in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Darwin: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden, Adelaide River War Cemetery
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 26:
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Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Roebuck Bay and Reddell Beach. Japanese Cemetery and Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Broome Bird Observatory, view the masterpieces at The Courthouse Collection, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and explore the galleries of Broome Gallery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Broome holiday builder website .

Getting from Darwin to Broome by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Darwin to Broome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Darwin in August, plan for little chillier nights in Broome, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:
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Japanese Cemetery ©
Japanese Cemetery
Reddell Beach ©
Reddell Beach
Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at JahRoc Galleries and Glenellie Art Studio. Escape the urban bustle at Sunflowers Animal Farm and Hamelin Bay. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Wise Wine (in Eagle Bay), Water wheel (in Augusta) and Hamelin Bay Jetty (in Hamelin Bay). There's still lots to do: cruise along Caves Road, do a tasting at Woodlands Wines, grab your bike and head to 10 Mile Brook Trail, and Head underground at Giants Cave.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Margaret River road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Broome to Margaret River in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Wilyabrup, The Studio Gallery, Firetail Wines, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Giants Cave
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 3:
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Sunflowers  Animal Farm ©
Sunflowers Animal Farm
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Caves Road ©
Caves Road

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