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
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Alice Springs
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Kununurra
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
8
Broome
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Derby
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
10
Karijini National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h
11
Margaret River
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Albany
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  13​h 15​min
13
Port Campbell
— 5 nights
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + foot + train:  9​h 15​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Port Macquarie

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Dooragan National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie and Koala Hospital. Change things up with a short trip to Cowarra Off Creek Storage Dam in Wauchope (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park, putt your heart out at Port Macquarie Driving Range and Mini Golf, trek along Coastal walk, and stroll around Mrs York's Garden.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Port Macquarie trip planner .

Sydney to Port Macquarie is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Sydney in May, plan for slightly colder days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cowarra Off Creek Storage Dam, Dooragan National Park
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dooragan National Park ©
Dooragan National Park
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk

4
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Russell Falls and Mount Nelson Lookout. Get in touch with nature at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Pelverata Falls Track in Huonville, about 38 minutes away. On the 2nd (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hobart road trip planning app .

Getting from Port Macquarie to Hobart by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Hobart, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, Russell Falls, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Pelverata Falls Track
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Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery

5
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Step out of the city life by going to Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary and Admirals Arch. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Remarkable Rocks and Stokes Beach. Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kangaroo Island road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Kangaroo Island takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach

5
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 The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre. Visiting Owen Springs Reserve and Finke Gorge National Park will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: get outside with Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre, take in the dramatic natural features at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, get great views at Anzac Hill, and grab your bike and head to Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Alice Springs takes 5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Owen Springs Reserve ©
Owen Springs Reserve

6
nights
Cairns

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Michaelmas Cay and Trinity Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda), Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach) and Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation). Spend the 17th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Agincourt Reef, take a memorable tour with Tours, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Fly from Alice Springs to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alice Springs in June, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Daintree National Park, Agincourt Reef, Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Territory Wildlife Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Berry Springs Nature Park. Step out of Darwin with an excursion to Litchfield National Park in Batchelor--about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 23rd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Darwin online travel planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Darwin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in June, you will find days in Darwin are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Kununurra.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Territory Wildlife Park, Litchfield National Park
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Speed Boats Tours
Berry Springs Nature Park ©
Berry Springs Nature Park
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park

3
nights
Kununurra

Kununurra ©
A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Emma Gorge and Artlandish Aboriginal Art Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Mirima National Park and Ord River. Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Mitchell River National Park.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Kununurra tour itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Kununurra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Darwin to Kununurra. Traveling from Darwin in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kununurra, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Kununurra

Nature Parks Museums
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Mirima National Park ©
Mirima National Park
Artlandish Aboriginal Art Gallery ©
Artlandish Aboriginal Art Gallery

4
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Broome Historical Museum and Gantheaume Point. There's much more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Broome trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Kununurra to Broome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Derby.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Derby

Derby ©
Derby is a town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Norval Gallery, then explore the activities along Manning Gorge, and then explore the striking landscape at Galvans Gorge.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Derby trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Broome to Derby takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Karijini National Park.

Things to do in Derby

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Manning Gorge
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Manning Gorge ©
Manning Gorge
Norval Gallery ©
Norval Gallery

2
nights
Karijini National Park

Karijini National Park ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Karijini National Park and Weano Gorge (Handrail Pool). Get outdoors at Dales Gorge and Mount Nameless.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Karijini National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Derby to Karijini National Park in 12 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Derby in July: high temperatures in Karijini National Park hover around 27°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Karijini National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Mount Nameless
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Karijini National Park ©
Karijini National Park
Weano Gorge (Handrail Pool) ©
Weano Gorge (Handrail Pool)
Mount Nameless ©
Mount Nameless

5
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Meelup Beach. Visiting Hamelin Bay and Canal Rocks will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Cape Naturaliste (Cape Naturaliste Walking Trails & Sugarloaf Rock), Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave) and Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Yallingup Beach). There's lots more to do: cruise along Caves Road, stroll through Cowaramup Bay, learn about winemaking at Willespie, and Head underground at Lake Cave.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Margaret River trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Karijini National Park to Margaret River by car takes about 18.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Wilyabrup, Dunsborough, Yallingup, Augusta, Boranup
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Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Albany Wind Farm. Visiting Middleton Beach and Tree Top Walk will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Denmark (Monkey Rock, Forest Hill Vineyard, & more) and Mandalay Beach (in Walpole). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, get great views at Rotary Lookout Albany, get engrossed in the history at Albany's Historic Whaling Station, and explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Albany trip planner .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. July in Albany sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Walpole, Nanarup Beach
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Tree Top Walk ©
Tree Top Walk
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

5
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lorne Beach and Port Campbell National Park. Take a break from the city and head to Great Ocean Walk and Gibsons Steps. Explore Port Campbell's surroundings by going to Mait's Rest (in Apollo Bay), Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah) and Hugs Across The Cosmos (in Lavers Hill). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at The Twelve Apostles, get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, make a trip to The Grotto, and admire all the interesting features of Twelve Apostles.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Albany to Port Campbell by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Albany to Port Campbell. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Lorne Beach, Twelve Apostles, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Hugs Across The Cosmos
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London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach

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