50 days in Australia Itinerary

50 days in Australia Itinerary

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50 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Swan Hill
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Ballarat
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Albury
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Canberra
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Dubbo
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Port Macquarie
— 12 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Coffs Harbour
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Byron Bay
— 9 nights
End: Byron Bay

3
nights
Swan Hill

Swan Hill ©
Swan Hill is a city in the northwest of Victoria, Australia on the Murray Valley Highway and on the south bank of the Murray River, downstream from the junction of the Loddon River. Change things up with these side-trips from Swan Hill: Lascelles (Lascelles Silo Art & Silo Art Trail). The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Lake Boga Observatory, take an in-depth tour of Flying Boat Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, and explore the activities along Murray River.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Swan Hill trip itinerary app .

Adelaide to Swan Hill is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Ballarat.

Things to do in Swan Hill

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Lascelles, Lake Boga, Murray River
Highlights from your plan
Pioneer Settlement ©
Pioneer Settlement
Lake Boga Observatory ©
Lake Boga Observatory
Lascelles Silo Art ©
Lascelles Silo Art

3
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sovereign Hill and Ballarat Wildlife Park. There's much more to do: make a trip to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, appreciate the history behind Chinese Open Monument, and examine the collection at Eureka Centre.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ballarat online attractions planner .

Explore your travel options from Swan Hill to Ballarat with the Route module. February in Ballarat sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Albury.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

St Augustine's Church
Highlights from your plan
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial ©

2
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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): appreciate the history behind Monument Hill, don't miss a visit to Albury Town Hall, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Albury Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Noreuil Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Hume, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Albury trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Ballarat to Albury in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ballarat in February, you will find days in Albury are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Albury

Parks Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Albury Botanic Garden ©
Albury Botanic Garden
Kayaking & Canoeing
Noreuil Park ©
Noreuil Park

7
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.
Family-friendly places like Questacon and Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, get in on the family fun at Cockington Green, and have fun and explore at Old Parliament House.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Canberra trip planner.

Traveling by car from Albury to Canberra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Albury in February: high temperatures in Canberra hover around 33°C and lows are around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Dubbo.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
Cockington Green ©
Cockington Green

4
nights
Dubbo

Dubbo ©
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Taronga Western Plains Zoo and Old Dubbo Gaol. Get out of town with these interesting Dubbo side-trips: Parkes (The Henry Parkes Centre, CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, &more) and Mudgee (Mudgee Honey Haven & Distillery Tours). There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at Shoyoen Japanese Garden and make a trip to Alladins Cave Bottle House.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dubbo road trip site .

Getting from Canberra to Dubbo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Canberra in March, things will get a bit warmer in Dubbo: highs are around 34°C and lows about 18°C. You'll set off for Sydney on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks Tours Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Parkes, Mudgee
Highlights from your plan
Taronga Western Plains Zoo ©
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope ©
CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope
Distillery Tours

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Chinese Garden of Friendship, take in the pleasant sights at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sydney road trip planning app .

You can fly from Dubbo to Sydney in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Dubbo in March: highs in Sydney hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 22°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

12
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park and Shelly Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Macquarie: Cowarra Off Creek Storage Dam (in Wauchope), Trial Bay Gaol (in South West Rocks) and North Brother Mountain (in Laurieton). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, try for a hole-in-one at Port Macquarie Driving Range and Mini Golf, stroll around Mrs York's Garden, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Port Macquarie takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Sydney in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 22°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Wauchope, Trial Bay Gaol, North Brother Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park ©
Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

5
nights
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Park Beach and Coffs Harbour Beach. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Diggers Beach, pause for some photo ops at The Big Banana Fun Park, get great views at Mutton Bird Island Lookout, and get some fabulous bargains at Carobana Confectionary.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Coffs Harbour trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in March: highs in Coffs Harbour hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Coffs Harbour Beach ©
Coffs Harbour Beach
Park Beach ©
Park Beach
The Big Banana Fun Park ©
The Big Banana Fun Park

9
nights
Byron Bay

Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Bring the kids along to Tallow Beach and Belongil Beach. Explore Byron Bay's surroundings by going to Big Prawn (in Ballina), Murwillumbah (The Grainery & Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre) and Watersports Guru (in Kingscliff). There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, identify plant and animal life at Tropical Fruit World, take a memorable tour with Tours, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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Drive from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Byron Bay are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kingscliff, Murwillumbah, Broken Head Nature Reserve, Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, Big Prawn
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Tropical Fruit World ©
Tropical Fruit World
Tallow Beach ©
Tallow Beach

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