52 days in Australia Itinerary

52 days in Australia Itinerary

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Exmouth
— 2 nights
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Melbourne
— 7 nights
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Sydney
— 8 nights
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
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Fraser Island
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 6 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights

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Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Shark Diving and Yardie Creek. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Turquoise Bay and Cape Range National Park. There's much more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Reef, visit a coastal fixture at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, and explore the stunning scenery at Charles Knife Canyon.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Exmouth online itinerary maker.

Amritsar, India to Exmouth is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2.5 hours traveling from Amritsar to Exmouth. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Amritsar in June: high temperatures in Exmouth hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ningaloo Reef, Cape Range National Park
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Charles Knife Canyon ©
Charles Knife Canyon

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Museum and Sovereign Hill. Get outdoors at The Great Ocean Road and Balloon Rides. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Ballarat Botanical Gardens in Ballarat--about 1h 30 min away. Dedicate the 21st (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne tour itinerary website.

You can fly from Exmouth to Melbourne in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Exmouth in June, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Ballarat, St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

8
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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Leura Mallfor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Mrs Macquarie's Chair. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park), The Australiana Pioneer Village (in Wilberforce) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, get a taste of the local shopping with Queen Victoria Building, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney journey planning app.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in June; daily highs in Sydney reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

The National Pass, Govetts Leap, Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, Leura Mall, Jenolan Caves
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 30th (Sun), hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, then stroll through Ned's Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island day trip website.

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Get outdoors at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Lake McKenzie. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Eli Creek and Maheno Wreck.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island in 13 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island is minus 0.5 hours. July in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Historic Village Herberton and Cairns Art Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour (in Yungaburra), The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre (in Atherton) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market, look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cairns tour itinerary maker website.

You can 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. Traveling from Fraser Island in July, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour, Historic Village Herberton, Trinity Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
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.
Family-friendly places like Daintree Discovery Centre and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory will thrill your kids. Relax by the water at Cape Tribulation Beach and Finch Bay. Take a break from Cape Tribulation with a short trip to Grassy Hill in Cooktown, about 2h 30 min away. Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. And it doesn't end there: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, and admire the natural beauty at Marrdja Botanical Walk.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cooktown, Daintree Discovery Centre, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
Highlights from your plan
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Safaris and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Go for a jaunt from Port Douglas to Daintree to see Photography Tours about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Photography Tours, Mossman Gorge Centre, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and then hike along Kuniya Walk. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour builder tool.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Port Douglas in July, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are little chillier (24°C), and nights are much colder (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Family-friendly places like Ubirr and Gunlom Waterfall Creek will thrill your kids. Museum-lovers will appreciate Warradjan Cultural Centre and Injalak Arts. Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maguk Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, and take in the dramatic scenery at Jim Jim Falls.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kakadu National Park, Injalak Arts
Highlights from your plan
Warradjan Cultural Centre ©
Warradjan Cultural Centre
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge

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