50 days in Australia Itinerary

50 days in Australia Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Learmonth
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Exmouth
— 2 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Leura
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Leura
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
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Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 5 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
Bus to Charles Eaton Drive, Fly to Ayers Rock
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— 3 nights
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Exmouth

— 2 nights
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): kick back and relax at Turquoise Bay. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Reef and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Exmouth journey planner.

Cardiff, UK to Exmouth is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Cardiff to Exmouth. While traveling from Cardiff, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Exmouth, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Melbourne.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Melbourne

— 5 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 5th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Exmouth to Melbourne in 11 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Exmouth to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Exmouth in June; daily highs in Melbourne reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Leura.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Leura

— 5 nights
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Leura: Blue Mountains Botanic Garden (in Mount Tomah) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, get great views at The Three Sisters, and explore and take pictures at Wentworth Falls Lookout.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Leura in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Leura: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Tours · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Sydney

— 5 nights

The Harbour City

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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, stop by Darling Harbour, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and take in panoramic vistas at Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip app.

Drive from Leura to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Leura in June since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lord Howe Island

— 2 nights
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid.

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Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Brisbane

— 3 nights

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Brisbane online visit planner.

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane is minus 0.5 hours. In June in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Fraser Island

— 5 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point, don't miss a visit to K'gari, and stroll through Eli Creek.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip itinerary tool.

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Cairns

— 4 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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 30th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 2nd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cairns Aquarium, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip maker site.

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fraser Island in June: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Cape Tribulation

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Marrdja Botanical Walk, then experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, and finally trek along Dubuji Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cape Tribulation day trip planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Port Douglas

— 5 nights
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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planning website.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by car takes about 2 hours. July in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 6 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring ancient history at Ubirr. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Billabong, and stroll through Bardedjilidji Walk.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 nights
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.