59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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59 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Coffs Harbour
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Nelson Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Canberra
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Albury
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Mount Buller
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
11
Geraldton
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
12
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
13
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
14
Darwin
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h
15
Seisia
— 1 night
Drive:  45​h 45​min
End: Brisbane


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4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast as well as Black Hops Brewery. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Surfers Paradise Beach and Coolangatta Beach. There's still lots to do: stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Climb, and find something for the whole family at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast.

For photos and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip planner .

Brisbane to Gold Coast is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

4
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Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Skydive Coffs Harbour as well as Jetty Dive Centre. You'll get in some beach time at Pippi Beach and Coffs Harbour Beach. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Raleigh Vineyard & Winery, take some stellar pictures from Forest Sky Pier, explore the landscape on two wheels at Coffs Creek Walk and Cycleway, and appreciate the history behind The Big Banana Fun Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Coffs Harbour journey site .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Coffs Harbour takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Coffs Harbour are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Raleigh Vineyard & Winery, Pippi Beach
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 8:
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Coffs Harbour Beach ©
Coffs Harbour Beach
Pippi Beach ©
Pippi Beach
Forest Sky Pier ©
Forest Sky Pier

4
nights
Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. You'll get in some beach time at Jimmy's Beach and Bennetts Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nelson Bay: Great Lakes Paddocks (in Wootton) and Villa d'Esta Vineyard (in Dyers Crossing). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head, don't miss a visit to Gan Gan Lookout, explore and take pictures at Barry Park, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nelson Bay trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Nelson Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hawks Nest, Barry Park, Tomaree Head, Great Lakes Paddocks, Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach
Bennetts Beach ©
Bennetts Beach

6
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: The Three Sisters (in Katoomba), Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park). There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Nelson Bay to Sydney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Sydney are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

The National Pass, The Three Sisters, Shelly Beach, Bilpin Cider Company
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 18:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Canberra: Surveyor's Hill Bed and Breakfast (in Wallaroo), Murrumbateman (Wily Trout Vineyard, Dionysus Winery, & more) and Gundog Cork Street Cellar (in Gundaroo). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canberra Rotary Peace Bell, sample the fine beverages at Baldwin Distilling Company, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia.

To find maps and tourist information, read our Canberra road trip app .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Canberra hover around 15°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Albury.

Things to do in Canberra

Wineries Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Murrumbateman, Surveyor's Hill Bed and Breakfast, Gundog Cork Street Cellar, Tortured Gum Brewery
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 22:
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Wily Trout Vineyard ©
Wily Trout Vineyard
Tortured Gum Brewery ©
Tortured Gum Brewery
Dionysus Winery ©
Dionysus Winery

3
nights
Albury

Albury ©
Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albury: Brown Brothers (in Milawa) and Pfeiffer Wines (in Wahgunyah). There's much more to do: grab your bike and head to Murray River Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Hume, learn about winemaking at Morris Wines, and pause for some photo ops at Monument Hill.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Albury trip itinerary website .

Getting from Canberra to Albury by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Albury can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mount Buller.

Things to do in Albury

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Pfeiffer Wines, Morris Wines, Brown Brothers
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Albury Botanic Garden ©
Albury Botanic Garden
Pfeiffer Wines ©
Pfeiffer Wines
Morris Wines ©
Morris Wines

1
night
Mount Buller

Mount Buller ©
Mount Buller is a town located in the Shire of Mansfield in the Alpine region of the Australian state of Victoria. On the 26th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt Buller.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Buller trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Albury to Mount Buller in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Mount Buller

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Mt Buller ©
Mt Buller

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.
You'll get in some beach time at St. Kilda Beach and Eastern Beach Reserve. Step out of Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner .

You can drive from Mount Buller to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Eastern Beach Reserve, The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Aug 26 — Sep 1:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

3
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.
Adelaide is known for parks, shopping, museums, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, indulge your taste buds at National Wine Centre of Australia, steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, and learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Adelaide day trip planning app .

Getting from Melbourne to Adelaide by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Adelaide are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Glenelg Beach
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Glenelg Beach ©
Glenelg Beach
National Wine Centre of Australia ©

4
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.
Relax by the water at Cottesloe Beach and City Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, stroll through Scarborough Beach, have some family-friendly fun at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

Make your Perth itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Adelaide to Perth in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Adelaide to Perth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Perth can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Geraldton.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle Prison, Cottesloe Beach, City Beach, Scarborough Beach
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach

4
nights
Geraldton

Geraldton ©
Geraldton is a coastal city in the Mid West region of Western Australia, located 424km north of Perth.At June 2015 Geraldton had an estimated urban population of 39,825. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geraldton: Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church (in Mullewa), Hutt Lagoon (in Kalbarri) and Illegal Tender Rum Co (in Dongara). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at HMAS Sydney II Memorial, contemplate the long history of Central Greenough, take in nature's colorful creations at Greenough Museum & Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Francis Xavier Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Geraldton online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Geraldton takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Geraldton, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Geraldton

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Greenough, Illegal Tender Rum Co, Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church, Hutt Lagoon
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 13:
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Hutt Lagoon ©
Hutt Lagoon
Illegal Tender Rum Co ©
Illegal Tender Rum Co
HMAS Sydney II Memorial ©
HMAS Sydney II Memorial

3
nights
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.
Alice Springs is known for wildlife, museums, historic sites, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, take in the exciting artwork at Talapi, see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Alice Springs journey planner.

You can fly from Geraldton to Alice Springs in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Geraldton, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Alice Springs, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 11°C. You'll set off for Broome on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Walking tours

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: Cable Beach and Broome Town Beach. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, browse the exhibits of The Courthouse Collection, and examine the collection at SSJG Heritage Centre.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Broome online journey planner .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Broome in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Alice Springs to Broome is minus 1 hour. In September, Broome is somewhat warmer than Alice Springs - with highs of 38°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Broome Town Beach ©
Broome Town Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
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.
Step out of Darwin to go to Batchelor and see Litchfield National Park, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, make a splash at Wave Lagoon, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Darwin itinerary builder website .

Getting from Broome to Darwin by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Broome to Darwin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Broome in September, Darwin is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Seisia.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience

1
night
Seisia

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): experience rural life at Roko Pearls, then explore the striking landscape at Cape York Peninsula, and then stop by Free Bird Arts and Craft. On the next day, get interesting insight from Tours.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Seisia trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Darwin to Seisia. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seisia

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Cape York Peninsula
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Roko Pearls ©
Roko Pearls
Cape York Peninsula ©
Cape York Peninsula

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