59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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59 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly + train:  6​h
4
Katoomba
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 30​min
7
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
8
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
10
Cairns
— 8 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  21​h
End: Chandigarh

5
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.
Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Pinnaroo Point Beach (in Hillarys), Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Mullaloo Beach (in Mullaloo). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Quinns Rocks Beach, kick back and relax at Secret Harbour Beach, and take an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Perth trip itinerary planner.

Chandigarh, India to Perth is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Chandigarh to Perth. In January, daily temperatures in Perth can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Warnbro Beach, Nowhereman Brewing Co., Back Beach, Fremantle Prison, Cottesloe Beach
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 10:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Warnbro Beach ©
Warnbro Beach

2
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Perth in January: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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.
Dedicate the 18th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, Melbourne is little chillier than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

6
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook (in Glenbrook) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). On the 24th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, do a tasting at Megalong Creek Estate, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Katoomba visit app .

Do a combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in January, Katoomba is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackheath, Megalong Valley, Bilpin, Jenolan Caves, Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 27:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Hillbilly Cider ©
Hillbilly Cider
Dryridge Estate ©
Dryridge Estate

7
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Sydney trip simple and quick.

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 3:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Lord Howe Island is known for beaches, trails, nature, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, and tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lord Howe Island holiday builder app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Head, and enjoy the sea views from Sandy Cape Lighthouse.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip planner .

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island in 9.5 hours. February in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

5
nights
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 find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 12th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 13th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, stop by With Sugar, and get great views at Trinity Bay Lookout.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary site .

Getting from Fraser Island to Port Douglas by combination of car, ferry, flight, and shuttle takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In February, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Mossman, Wonga Beach
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Spas & Wellness

5
nights
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.
Explore Cape Tribulation's surroundings by going to Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, stroll through Cow Bay Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, and admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Cape Tribulation travel route website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum

8
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.
Spend the 23rd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 25th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cairns online travel planner .

You can take a bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. February in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Macalister Brewing Company, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Feb 22 — Mar 2:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Macalister Brewing Company ©
Macalister Brewing Company

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