59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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59 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Adelaide
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Perth
— 9 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Alice Springs
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Darwin
— 8 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h
5
Walkerville
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Shoal Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Pokolbin
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Sydney

6
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cleland Wildlife Park and River Torrens Linear Park Trail. Popular historic sites such as Carrick Hill and General Post Office are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek), Hallett Cove Conservation Park (in Hallett Cove) and Beerenberg Farm (in Hahndorf). Dedicate the 11th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Aldinga Beach, stroll through Henley Beach, take in the waterfront at Glenelg Pier, and have some family-friendly fun at Jet Flight Simulator Adelaide.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip itinerary maker app .

Sydney to Adelaide is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Sydney in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Adelaide: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Glenelg, Henley Beach, Cleland Wildlife Park, Gorge Wildlife Park, Hallett Cove Conservation Park
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 12:
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park

9
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.
Harvey Internment Camp Memorial Shrine and The Bell Tower will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Scarborough Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Mullaloo Beach (in Mullaloo) and Binningup Beach (in Binningup). Make the 16th (Tue) an awe-inspiring day at Lane Pool Reserve. On the 19th (Fri), spend the day exploring the area around Logue Brook Dam. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Penguin Island, kick back and relax at City Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rockingham Beach, and steep yourself in history at The Fremantle Round House.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Perth trip itinerary tool .

Fly from Adelaide to Perth in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Perth is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Adelaide, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Fremantle, Rockingham, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Cottesloe Beach, Matilda Bay Reserve
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 21:
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Mullaloo Beach ©
Mullaloo Beach
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Matilda Bay Reserve ©
Matilda Bay Reserve

8
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Alice Springs Reptile Centre and Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve. Get in touch with nature at The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Finke Gorge National Park. Explore Alice Springs' surroundings by going to West MacDonnell National Park (Ormiston Gorge & Serpentine Gorge). Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Owen Springs Reserve. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Trephina Gorge Nature Park, admire the verdant scenery at Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, and head outdoors with Ellery Creek Big Hole.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Perth to Alice Springs in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Alice Springs. Traveling from Perth in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Alice Springs, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Red Centre, West MacDonnell National Park
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 30:
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Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge

8
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wangi Falls and Speed Boats Tours. Get outdoors at Territory Wildlife Park and Litchfield National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Darwin: Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve (in Humpty Doo) and Litchfield National Park (Florence Falls & Buley Rockhole). Spend the 1st (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 5th (Mon) at Darwin Waterfront. Next up on the itinerary: cool off at Wave Lagoon, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Darwin trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Darwin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in July, you will find days in Darwin are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are much hotter (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Walkerville.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Litchfield National Park, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Territory Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 8:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park

5
nights
Walkerville

Walkerville ©
Walkerville Victoria, Australia, is a tiny fishing village on Waratah Bay in southwest Gippsland, about 190 km southeast of Melbourne. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maru Koala and Animal Park and Bass Coast Rail Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Walkerville Lime Kilns and Bassine Specialty Cheeses. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Walkerville: Korumburra Botanic Park (in Korumburra), George Bass Coastal Walk (in San Remo) and Powlett River (in Powlett River). And it doesn't end there: stroll through The Linear Park Arts Discovery Trail, tee off at Warragul Country Club, browse the eclectic array of goods at Lardner Park Makers Market, and see the interesting displays at Darnum Musical Village.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Walkerville trip itinerary planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Darwin to Walkerville. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Walkerville

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Drouin, Warragul, Bassine Specialty Cheeses, George Bass Coastal Walk, Korumburra Botanic Park
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 14:
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Maru Koala and Animal Park ©
Maru Koala and Animal Park
Walkerville Lime Kilns ©
Walkerville Lime Kilns
Robin Hood Reserve ©
Robin Hood Reserve

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Popular historic sites such as Old Melbourne Gaol and Shrine of Remembrance are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Eastern Beach Reserve and Ballarat Wildlife Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Torquay (The Great Ocean Road & Bells Beach), Anglesea (Anglesea Bike Park & Point Addis Marine National Park) and Dandenong Ranges National Park (in Dandenong). Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Point Nepean National Park. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, fly down the slopes at Lake Mountain Alpine Resort, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip website .

You can drive from Walkerville to Melbourne in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Melbourne are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Shoal Bay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Anglesea, Torquay, Eastern Beach Reserve, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Lake Mountain Alpine Resort
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 23:
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Point Nepean National Park ©
Point Nepean National Park

4
nights
Shoal Bay

Shoal Bay ©
Get some historical perspective at Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve and Point Stephens Lighthouse. Take a break from the city and head to Tomaree Head and Tomaree National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Barramundi Farm (in Nelson Bay) and Fighter World (in Williamtown).

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Shoal Bay online attractions planner .

Explore your travel options from Melbourne to Shoal Bay with the Route module. Traveling from Melbourne in August, you will find days in Shoal Bay are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Shoal Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Nelson Bay, Fingal Bay, Tilligerry Habitat Tanilba Bay, Fighter World
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 27:
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fighter World ©
Fighter World

6
nights
Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Visit Maitland Gaol and Nobbys Head for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Nobbys Beach and Blackbutt Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Pokolbin: Newcastle (Merewether Beach, Shepherds Hill Fort, & more), UnrealVR (in Charlestown) and Speers Point Park (in Speers Point). Spend the 31st (Sat) exploring nature at Watagans National Park. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Hunter Valley Zoo, do a tasting at Scarborough Wine Co, and identify plant and animal life at Mount Sugarloaf.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pokolbin trip planner .

Getting from Shoal Bay to Pokolbin by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Newcastle, Hunter Valley Zoo, Speers Point Park, Mount Sugarloaf, Watagans National Park
Find places to stay Aug 27 — Sep 2:
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Merewether Beach ©
Merewether Beach
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Speers Point Park ©
Speers Point Park

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