59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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59 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + shuttle:  26​h
1
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Noosa
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
4
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Jervis Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Forster
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Sydney
— 3 nights
+4
train + foot + Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h 15​min
8
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
9
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
10
Esperance
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
11
Albany
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Margaret River
— 12 nights
bus + Fly:  28​h
End: Manchester

3
nights
Port Douglas

Port Douglas ©
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Head to Des Spencer Galleries and With Sugarfor some retail therapy. Discover out-of-the-way places like Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Step out of Port Douglas with an excursion to Daintree National Park in Cape Tribulation--about 48 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, get interesting insight from Shaolin Junk Cruises, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas day trip planning site .

Manchester, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Port Douglas is 10 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in December, with highs in Port Douglas at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Daintree National Park
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

3
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 Coolangatta Beach and Kirra Beach for some beach relaxation. Do your shopping at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to You and Bamboo (in Bogangar), Cape Byron Walking Track (in Byron Bay) and Broken Head Beach (in Broken Head). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast holiday builder app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Gold Coast in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Port Douglas in December, with highs in Gold Coast at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

You and Bamboo, Cape Byron Walking Track, Broken Head Beach
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 12:
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

4
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Take a break from the city and head to Mooloolaba Beach and Noosa National Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore Old Church Gallery Moore and Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith. Go for a jaunt from Noosa to Caloundra to see Kings Beach about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, look for gifts at The Real McCaul, and kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach.

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

Getting from Gold Coast to Noosa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Eumundi, Kings Beach, Mooloolaba Beach, Old Church Gallery Moore, Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 16:
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park

3
nights
Coles Bay

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wineglass Bay Lookout and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Freycinet National Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery, and stroll through Honeymoon Bay.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Noosa to Coles Bay with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Relax by the water at Bendalong Beach and Callala Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Hyams Beach and Greenfield Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Broulee Island Walk (in Broulee) and Malua Bay Beach (in Malua Bay). There's more to do: stroll through Blenheim Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Murrays Beach.

For maps and more tourist information, read our Jervis Bay trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Coles Bay to Jervis Bay. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Forster.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Broulee Island Walk, Callala Beach, Bendalong Beach, Malua Bay Beach
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Hyams Beach ©
Hyams Beach
Malua Bay Beach ©
Malua Bay Beach
Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach

3
nights
Forster

Forster ©
Forster is a coastal town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Mid-Coast Council LGA, about 308km north-north-east of Sydney. Head to Whitewashed Gallery and Kendall Craft Co-operativefor some retail therapy. You'll explore and learn at Manning Regional Art Gallery and National Motorcycle Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Forster: Pilot Beach (in Camden Head), Hawks Nest (Bennetts Beach & Jimmy's Beach) and Cellito Beach (in Smiths Lake). The adventure continues: stroll through Elizabeth Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Seal Rocks, look for all kinds of wild species at Seven Mile Beach, and gear up at Forster Tuncurry Golf Driving Range & Water Golf.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Forster online holiday planner .

You can drive from Jervis Bay to Forster in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December, daily temperatures in Forster can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Forster

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Hawks Nest, Elizabeth Beach, Pilot Beach, Whitewashed Gallery, Cellito Beach
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Cellito Beach ©
Cellito Beach
Pilot Beach ©
Pilot Beach
Bennetts Beach ©
Bennetts Beach

3
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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Clovelly for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Manly Beach. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sydney vacation builder app .

You can drive from Forster to Sydney in 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Port Campbell National Park and Johanna Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Twelve Apostles and London Bridge. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Campbell: Apollo Bay (Mait's Rest & Great Ocean Walk) and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah). It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at The Razorback.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Port Campbell day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight, shuttle, train, and bus from Sydney to Port Campbell takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Twelve Apostles, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Johanna Beach
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:
Highlights from your plan
London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

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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.
Visit Blowhole Beach and Horseshoe Bay for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Carrickalinga Beach and Morgan Beach. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Vineyard Road Cellar Door (in Belvidere), Second Valley Beach (in Second Valley) and Granite Island (in Victor Harbor). There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Seacliff Beach, and steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Adelaide day trip site .

You can drive from Port Campbell to Adelaide in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Granite Island, Second Valley Beach, Horseshoe Bay, Blowhole Beach, Carrickalinga Beach
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach
Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay

3
nights
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Visit Thistle Cove and Salmon Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cape Le Grand National Park and Twilight Bay. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Haven Beach, stop by Mermaid Leather, kick back and relax at West Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Cindy Poole Glass Gallery.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Esperance day trip website .

You can fly from Adelaide to Esperance in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Esperance is minus 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in Esperance can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Esperance

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay

5
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Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Appreciate the collections at National Anzac Centre and Albany's Historic Whaling Station. Visit Lowlands Beach and Little Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Albany side-trips: Denmark (Shelley Beach, Lights Beach, & more), The Denmark Heritage Cider Company (in Scotsdale) and Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheynes Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Muttonbird Beach and Shelter Island, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and view the masterpieces at Torbay Glass Studio.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Albany trip planner.

Traveling by car from Esperance to Albany takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Esperance in January, you will find days in Albany are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Lowlands Beach, Nanarup Beach, Cosy Corner Beach, Cheynes Beach
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

12
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.
Let the collections at Sensei Pots Art Gallery Yallingup and Tracie Anderson Ceramics capture your imagination. We've included these beaches for you: Meelup Beach and Yallingup Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Binningup Beach (in Binningup), Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave, Smiths Beach, & more) and Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave). Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Lake Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Point, stroll through Redgate Beach, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Margaret River itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Busselton, Dunsborough, Boranup, Augusta
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

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