58 days in Australia Itinerary

58 days in Australia Itinerary

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58 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
3
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Cape Tribulation
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Cairns
— 8 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
7
Blackheath
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Sydney
— 9 nights
End: Sydney

8
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Werribee to see Werribee Open Range Zoo about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 10th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

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

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in May, with highs in Melbourne at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay May 4 — 12:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

4
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: explore and take pictures at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, trek along Kuniya Walk, and take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Melbourne in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

7
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek, explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, and look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay May 16 — 24:
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Kakadu National park ©
Kakadu National park

6
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.
Spend the 25th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 27th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, head outdoors with The Bump Track, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and enjoy some diversion at Port Douglas Tennis Club.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas vacation planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. May in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay May 25 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

6
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), Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre & Cow Bay Beach) and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree). Spend the 4th (Tue) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, stroll through Thornton Beach, and admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation trip planner .

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 May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 6:
Highlights from your plan
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness, Village Gallery, & more). Spend the 7th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 8th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Cairns by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In June in Cairns, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

6
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Explore Blackheath's surroundings by going to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Katoomba (The Three Sisters & Blue Mountains) and Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park). Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, take a peaceful walk through Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and trek along Fortress Rock.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Blackheath driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cairns to Blackheath. When traveling from Cairns in June, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Blackheath: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Leura, Megalong Valley, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 21:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

9
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.
Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sydney online trip planner .

You can drive from Blackheath to Sydney in 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Blackheath in June since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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