51 days in Australia Itinerary

51 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly
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Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly
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Eden
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Campbell
— 3 nights
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Bus to Warrnambool, Train to Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St, Fly to Launceston, Bus to Coles Bay Iluka Tavern
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive
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Albany
— 3 nights
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Bus to Armadale Stn Platform 2, Train to Oats St Bus Stn Stand 1, Fly to Broome
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Broome
— 2 nights
Fly
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Darwin
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Hamilton Island Marina, Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 3 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Oakland

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Port Macquarie

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 3rd (Sat), make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path, hike along Coastal walk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, then explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie trip itinerary tool.

San Francisco, USA to Port Macquarie is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 18 hours traveling from San Francisco to Port Macquarie. While traveling from San Francisco, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Step out of the city life by going to Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves. Explore hidden gems such as Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit and The National Pass. Step out of Katoomba to go to Faulconbridge and see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Prince Henry Cliff Walk, trek along Narrow Neck Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Echo Point Lookout.

For where to stay and tourist information, use the Katoomba day trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Port Macquarie to Katoomba in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Port Macquarie in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Katoomba, with highs around 79°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

4
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Sydney

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Walk and Clovelly Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Mary's Cathedral and The Rocks. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, get engrossed in the history at Hyde Park Barracks, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Becket Church.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sydney tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Katoomba in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Eden.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Eden

Eden is a seaside holiday township and home to the whale-watching cruise.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the waterfront at The Merimbula Boardwalk, then see the interesting displays at Killer Whale Museum, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Eden online tour builder.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Eden takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Eden at 68°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Eden

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, trek along Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Ocean Walk. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Gibsons Steps, then get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, and then explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Port Campbell trip maker website.

Getting from Eden to Port Campbell by car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Coles Bay

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld, then explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay travel route planner.

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Coles Bay in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Hobart

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Richmond Gaol. Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Constitution Dock will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park), Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Coles Bay to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Hobart sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Kangaroo Island

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Explore hidden gems such as Seal Bay Conservation Park and Off-Road Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Flinders Chase National Park and Stokes Beach. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island trip tool.

You can fly from Hobart to Kangaroo Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, train, and taxi. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, Head underground at Lake Cave, then Head underground at Jewel Cave, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, and finally kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then Head underground at Ngilgi Cave, and then explore the striking landscape at Canal Rocks.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Margaret River trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River takes 25 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Tree Top Walk and The Gap and Natural Bridge. Get a sense of the local culture at Albany's Historic Whaling Station and National Anzac Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Denmark (Greens Pool & Elephant Rocks). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, make a trip to Albany Wind Farm, pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ellen Cove Boardwalk.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Albany vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

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Broome

Yawuru Country

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.
On the 31st (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cable Beach, take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park. On your second day here, take a memorable tour with Tours and then explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Broome online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Albany to Broome takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Albany in October, with highs in Broome at 93°F and lows at 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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Darwin

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Territory Wildlife Park. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then cool off at Wave Lagoon, then get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, and finally examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Darwin trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Broome to Darwin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is 1.5 hours. November in Darwin sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

2
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): make a trip to Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, then get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Darwin to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Darwin in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Daintree Entomological museum and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Mossman Gorge Centre will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Tranquility Falls (in Daintree), Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Cape Tribulation (Daintree National Park, Dubuji Boardwalk, &more). There's still lots to do: see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas is 0.5 hours. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Cairns

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Millaa Millaa Falls. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Atherton Tablelands. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: The Crystal Caves (in Atherton), Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades, admire the masterpieces at Samurai Gallery Australia, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip website.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in November, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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Airlie Beach

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway, then contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina, then play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club, and then kick back and relax at Catseye Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Airlie Beach can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

3
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Fraser Island

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake McKenzie and Indian Head. Take a break from the city and head to Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island holiday planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and car from Airlie Beach to Fraser Island in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Expect slightly colder evenings in Fraser Island when traveling from Airlie Beach in November, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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.