59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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59 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + Drive:  31​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Noosa
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Leura
— 4 nights
+3
train + Fly + foot + ferry:  6​h 45​min
8
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
12
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
13
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Brussels

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Maguk Gorge and Jim Jim Falls. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, and steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip planning app .

Brussels, Belgium to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

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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 Burleigh Heads Beach and Coolangatta Beach for some beach relaxation. Do your shopping at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Sanctuary Markets. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (in Brisbane) and Moffat Beach (in Caloundra). Pack the 13th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Sea World Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Surfer's Paradise Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Head National Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Gold Coast. In October, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Moffat Beach, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Get outdoors at Noosa National Park and Maroochydore Beach. For shopping fun, head to The Original Eumundi Markets or MaisyMoo. Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba) and Kings Beach (in Caloundra). There's lots more to do: stop by The Real McCaul, kick back and relax at Peregian Beach, get great views at Laguna Lookout, and stroll through Noosa Main Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Noosa road trip site .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Noosa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Eumundi, Caloundra, Mooloolaba Beach, Maroochydore Beach
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Escape the urban bustle at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In October, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 24th (Wed), get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower and then trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island road trip app .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island takes 9.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Manly Beach and Dee Why Beach. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, see a show at Sydney Opera House, stop by Opal Minded, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. October in Sydney sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. For shopping fun, head to Glenbrook Rotary Farmers Markets or Rick Rutherford's Country. Step out of the city life by going to Wentworth Falls and Pulpit Rock Lookout. There's still lots to do: stop by The Nook, take a peaceful walk through Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, stroll through Grand Canyon track, and buy something for everyone on your list at Leura Mall.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Leura trip maker website .

Drive from Sydney to Leura in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 12°C in Leura. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Victory Theatre Antique Centre, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Rick Rutherford's Country
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail ©
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Heart Reef. On the 6th (Tue), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. It doesn't end there: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

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Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Leura to Airlie Beach takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Leura in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Airlie Beach, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tanks Arts Centre and Smithfield Shopping Centre. Relax by the water at Trinity Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 8th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and stop by Luminous Lights.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach, Shaolin Junk Cruises
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Relax by the water at Myall Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Visiting Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Cow Bay Beach will get you outdoors. Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Dubuji Boardwalk, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation holiday planner .

Do a combination of bus, car, and ferry from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, car, and ferry; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Cow Bay Beach
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 18th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Coffee Works, hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge.

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

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. November in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Wonga Beach
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): trek along Uluru Hiking Path, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then stroll through Kuniya Walk, and finally make a trip to Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Douglas in November: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Lightning Ridge Opal Mines. Visiting St. Kilda Beach and Melbourne Zoo will get you outdoors. Dedicate the 25th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Degraves Street, buy something for everyone on your list at Bourke Street Mall, revel in the low prices at DFO South Wharf, and make a trip to Collins St/Swanston St.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip maker website .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, you will find days in Melbourne are much colder (26°C), and nights are little chillier (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Tours Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street