59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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59 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
2
Clare
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Coonawarra
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Bendigo
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
Mudgee
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Port Macquarie
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
9
Norfolk Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
10
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
12
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
13
Margaret River
— 11 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: London

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Broome Historical Museum and Catholic Diocese of Broome. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cable Beach and Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge. Spend the 4th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, examine the collection at SSJG Heritage Centre, explore the different monuments and memorials at Japanese Cemetery, and stroll through Roebuck Bay.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Broome travel route planner.

London, UK to Broome is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from London in October, expect Broome to be much hotter, temps between 39°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Clare.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park

3
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Bungaree Station and Greg Cooley Wines are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sevenhill Cellars and Jeanneret Wines. Change things up with these side-trips from Clare: Burra (Burra Town Hall & St Mary's Anglican Church of Australia). There's lots more to do: savor the flavors at Paulett Wines, learn about winemaking at Sussex Squire Wines, contemplate the long history of Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, and view the masterpieces at Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Clare trip builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Broome to Clare. The time zone difference when traveling from Broome to Clare is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Coonawarra.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sevenhill, Burra, Taylors Wines, Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, Paulett Wines
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:
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Sevenhill Cellars ©
Sevenhill Cellars
Riesling Trail ©
Riesling Trail
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum ©
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum

3
nights
Coonawarra

Coonawarra ©
Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Penley Estate and Parker Coonawarra Estate. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to DiGiorgio Family Wines and Brand's Laira. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Bellwether.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Coonawarra vacation planner .

You can drive from Clare to Coonawarra in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Bendigo.

Things to do in Coonawarra

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Penola
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Penley Estate ©
Penley Estate
Wynns Coonawarra Estate ©
Wynns Coonawarra Estate
Katnook Coonawarra ©
Katnook Coonawarra

3
nights
Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Popular historic sites such as Port of Echuca Discovery Centre and St Paul's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas & Wellness and Mount Avoca. Venture out of the city with trips to The Great Aussie Beer Shed (in Echuca), Grape Farm Winery (in Moonambel) and Maldon (Maldon General Cemetery & Main Street). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Bendigo Art Gallery, do a tasting at Harcourt Valley Vineyards, admire the striking features of Eaglehawk Log Lock Up, and steep yourself in history at Fortuna Villa.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bendigo journey site .

Traveling by car from Coonawarra to Bendigo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Bendigo

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Echuca, Maldon, Harcourt, Grape Farm Winery, Mount Avoca
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 17:
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The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre ©
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre
Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Cape Raoul. Get a sense of the local culture at Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Cascade Brewery. On the 21st (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Bendigo to Hobart takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Mudgee.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, Cape Raoul
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery

2
nights
Mudgee

Mudgee ©
White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
Step off the beaten path and head to Broombee Organic Wines - Cellar Door and Logan Wines. Get a sense of the local culture at Lowe Wines and Moothi Estate. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at The Drip Gorge and learn about winemaking at Burnbrae Wines.

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

Getting from Hobart to Mudgee by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, train, and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in October: highs in Mudgee hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Mudgee

Wineries Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Apple Tree Flat
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SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery ©
SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery
Lowe Wines ©
Lowe Wines
Logan Wines ©
Logan Wines

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Art Gallery of New South Wales and Chinese Garden of Friendship. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sydney online journey maker .

Traveling by flight from Mudgee to Sydney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mudgee in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

4
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tacking Point Lighthouse and Smoky Cape Lighthouse. Trial Bay Gaol and Innes Ruins are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Port Macquarie side-trips: Villa d'Esta Vineyard (in Dyers Crossing), Great Lakes Paddocks (in Wootton) and Pilot Beach (in Camden Head). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Anglican Church, and learn about winemaking at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Port Macquarie trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Port Macquarie takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Villa d'Esta Vineyard, Great Lakes Paddocks, Pilot Beach
Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol

3
nights
Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island ©
Pine trees, rolling green hills, and dramatic cliffs typify Norfolk Island, an Australian offshore territory 1,412 km (877 mi) east of the mainland.
Norfolk Island Cemetery and The Salthouse will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Emily Bay and St. Barnabas Chapel. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area, identify plant and animal life at Hundred Acres Reserve, pause for some photo ops at Captain Cook's Monument, and don't miss a visit to Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Norfolk Island trip planner .

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Norfolk Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Macquarie to Norfolk Island is 1 hour. In November, daytime highs in Norfolk Island are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery
St. Barnabas Chapel ©
St. Barnabas Chapel

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.
Historic Village Herberton and Bones and Jones are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mossman Gorge and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Palm Cove Beach about 32 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Norfolk Island to Cairns takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Norfolk Island to Cairns, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Norfolk Island in November; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Historic Village Herberton
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kata Tjuta and Valley of the Winds. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, trek along Kuniya Walk, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, and head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

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

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cairns in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and Hartley Street School Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Alice Springs Desert Park and Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre. There's still lots to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get great views at Anzac Hill, identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and see the interesting displays at Road Transport Hall of Fame.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Tours
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lake Cave and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Hamelin Bay Jetty and Harvey Internment Camp Memorial Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Yallingup (Marri Wood Park Vineyard, Cape Naturaliste Vineyard, & more), Wise Wine (in Eagle Bay) and Boranup Karri Forest (in Australia Plains). And it doesn't end there: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the fascinating underground world of Jewel Cave, learn about winemaking at Redgate Wines, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Margaret River tour builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Alice Springs to Margaret River takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Alice Springs to Margaret River, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Wineries Parks Tours

Side Trips

Wilyabrup, Cowaramup, Yallingup, Donnybrook, Karridale
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

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