52 days in Australia Itinerary

52 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Katoomba
— 5 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Gold Coast
— 4 nights
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Noosa
— 5 nights
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Port Douglas
— 7 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 8 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©

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.
You've now added South Melbourne Market to your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Zoo. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, approximately Werribee away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and make a trip to Royal Exhibition Building.

To plan Melbourne vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Manama, Bahrain to Melbourne is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Manama to Melbourne, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manama in June, expect Melbourne to be cooler, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites

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Specialty Museum
Melbourne Museum
4.5

5
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Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get out of town with these interesting Katoomba side-trips: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Trees Adventure Grose River Park (in Richmond). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and grab your bike and head to Narrow Neck Trail.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Katoomba online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Katoomba by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect nights in Katoomba to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

6
nights
Sydney

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.
Family-friendly places like Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Rocks, stop by Darling Harbour, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sydney route app.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Katoomba in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in Sydney. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

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Beach
Bondi Beach
4.2

4
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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kids will enjoy Sea World Theme Park and South Bank Parklands. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Brisbane (Photography Tours & Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, laugh and play at Infinity Attraction, and cool off at Dreamworld.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast road trip website.

Fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Theme Park
Dreamworld
3.7

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Attractions like Noosa National Park and Noosa Main Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Strawberry Fields (in Palmview), Lows Lookout (in Coolum Beach) and Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marcoola Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ninderry, browse the eclectic array of goods at Yandina Markets, and stop by Podie Pie.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Noosa itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Noosa in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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National Park
Noosa National Park
4.8

5
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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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach) and Kuranda (Peter Jarver Gallery, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, &more). Spend the 19th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cairns Aquarium, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns itinerary website.

Fly from Noosa to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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7
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Port Douglas

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Daintree Entomological museum (in Diwan), Cape Tribulation (Dubuji Boardwalk & Cape Trib Farm) and Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Daintree Discovery Centre). There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, trot along with a tour on horseback, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.8
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Science Museum
Daintree Discovery Centre
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Bring the kids along to Maguk Gorge and Animal Tracks Safari. Spend the 31st (Sat) exploring ancient history at Ubirr. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, explore the striking landscape at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Wetlands.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online holiday planner.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Ruin
Ubirr
4.8
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World heritage site
Maguk Gorge
4.8

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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.
Bring the kids along to Uluru and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga. And it doesn't end there: trek along Uluru Hiking Path, make a trip to Field of Light, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Uluru
4.6
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World heritage site
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
4.7
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Scenic Walking Area
Lungkata Walk
4.7

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