56 days in Beijing, Australia & India Itinerary

56 days in Beijing, Australia & India Itinerary

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Beijing, China
— 6 nights
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Darwin, Australia
— 5 nights
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Katherine, Australia
— 3 nights
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Alice Springs, Australia
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas, Australia
— 4 nights
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Cairns, Australia
— 6 nights
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Port Macquarie, Australia
— 3 nights
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Port Campbell, Australia
— 2 nights
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Drive to Cape Jervis Ferry Pier, Ferry to Penneshaw Ferry Pier, Drive to Kangaroo Island
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Kangaroo Island, Australia
— 4 nights
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Margaret River, Australia
— 4 nights
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Albany, Australia
— 3 nights
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Broome, Australia
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Leh, India
— 4 nights
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Beijing, China

— 6 nights
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shidu Nature Park and Simatai Great Wall. Take a break from the city and head to Back Lakes (Hou Hai) and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Meridian Gate (Wu Men), savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Beijing road trip planning app.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Beijing is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Ljubljana in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Beijing: highs are around 36°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Darwin.

Things to do in Beijing

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Darwin, Australia

— 5 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Territory Wildlife Park and Darwin Aviation Museum. Visiting Magnetic Termite Mounds and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park, take in nature's colorful creations at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Darwin online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Beijing to Darwin in 14 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Beijing to Darwin is 1.5 hours. Traveling from Beijing in July, plan for little chillier nights in Darwin, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Katherine.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Katherine, Australia

— 3 nights
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Edith Falls and Katherine Hot Springs. Escape the urban bustle at Nitmiluk National Park and Low Level Nature Reserve. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Katherine Outback Experience, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Katherine online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Darwin to Katherine in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin in July, Katherine is a bit cooler at night with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Alice Springs, Australia

— 2 nights

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
On the 16th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve, identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, then steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and then take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Katherine to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Katherine in July: high temperatures in Alice Springs hover around 24°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Port Douglas, Australia

— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel and Agincourt Reef. Get outdoors at Opal Reef and Daintree National Park. Go for a jaunt from Port Douglas to Julatten to see Mount Lewis National Park about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Alice Springs to Port Douglas. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Alice Springs in July: highs in Port Douglas hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cairns, Australia

— 6 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.
Visiting Birdworld Kuranda and Mission Beach will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Michaelmas Cay and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Babinda Boulders (in Babinda), Paronella Park (in Mena Creek) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cairns are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Port Macquarie, Australia

— 3 nights
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Koala Hospital will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Smoky Cape Lighthouse and Trial Bay Gaol. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path, enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, trek along Coastal walk, and see the interesting displays at Roto House.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie route planning site.

Fly from Cairns to Port Macquarie in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Cairns, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Port Campbell, Australia

— 2 nights
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Visiting Gibsons Steps and London Bridge will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Port Campbell National Park and Loch Ard Gorge. Step out of Port Campbell with an excursion to Mait's Rest in Apollo Bay--about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Grotto and take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell day trip app.

Do a combination of flight, shuttle, train, and bus from Port Macquarie to Port Campbell in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Kangaroo Island, Australia

— 4 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Step off the beaten path and head to Admirals Arch and Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary. Visiting Remarkable Rocks and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park, get to know the resident critters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Parndana Wildlife Park, and stop by Emu Ridge Eucalyptus.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Margaret River.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Margaret River, Australia

— 4 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Meelup Beach and Caves Road. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Water wheel and Hamelin Bay Jetty. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks) and Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse). There's much more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, Head underground at Lake Cave, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Margaret River trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River takes 23.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Albany, Australia

— 3 nights
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 outdoors at Middleton Beach and Greens Pool. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Emu Point. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Little Beach, see the interesting displays at Albany's Historic Whaling Station, and explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Albany trip planner.

Getting from Margaret River to Albany by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Albany, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Broome, Australia

— 3 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Japanese Cemetery. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cable Beach. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Gantheaume Point, take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Broome road trip planning app.

Do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Albany to Broome in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Albany in August, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Broome: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Leh, India

— 4 nights
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shanti Stupa and Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers. Get some historical perspective at Konigspalast von Shey and Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib. Next up on the itinerary: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, and see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Leh tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Broome to Leh. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Australia travel guide

4.7
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.

India travel guide

4.6
Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.