57 days in Australia Itinerary

57 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  23 h 30 min
1
Cairns
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
3
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
Ferry + Drive:  6 h 45 min
4
Mooloolaba
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Katoomba
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h
8
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
10
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: London

6
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Annie's at the Beach, Palm Cove Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a splash at Sugarworld Waterpark, hike along Red Arrow Walk, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read Cairns journey maker website.

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. In January, Cairns is much hotter than London - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Sugarworld Waterpark, Trinity Beach, Red Arrow Walk, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

6
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach), Cow Bay (Jindalba Boardwalk & Walu Wugirriga Lookout) and Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, and look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Cow Bay, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, trek along Fraser Island Great Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek, and step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Fraser Island travel route planner.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Fraser Island in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Port Douglas in January since evenings lows in Fraser Island dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Champagne Pools ©
Champagne Pools
Waddy Point ©
Waddy Point

5
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Get out of town with these interesting Mooloolaba side-trips: Maleny (Maleny Dairies, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at BLAST Aqua Park Coolum, admire the natural beauty at Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mount Coolum.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mooloolaba trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Fraser Island to Mooloolaba in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of ferry, car, train, and bus. In January, daytime highs in Mooloolaba are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Caloundra, Coolum Beach, Maleny, Maroochydore, Aqua Park Bli Bli
Highlights from your plan
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
BLAST Aqua Park Coolum ©
BLAST Aqua Park Coolum
Aqua Park Bli Bli ©
Aqua Park Bli Bli

5
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Watersports Guru (in Kingscliff). There's lots more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Opal Museum, and explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane online journey planner.

Drive from Mooloolaba to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Brisbane sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Watersports Guru
Highlights from your plan
Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

7
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

6
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Take a break from Katoomba with a short trip to Dryridge Estate in Megalong Valley, about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get great views at Echo Point Lookout, make a trip to Sublime Point Lookout, and take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Katoomba trip maker app.

Drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Leura, Blackheath, Megalong Valley, Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne holiday tool.

Getting from Katoomba to Melbourne by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Katoomba in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, make a trip to Field of Light, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

You can plan Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in February, things will get a bit warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 43°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

5
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Step out of Perth with an excursion to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, get your game on at The Nostalgia Box Museum, find something for the whole family at Adventure World, and look for all kinds of wild species at Matilda Bay Reserve.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Perth tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, expect Perth to be little chillier, temps between 38°C and 20°C. On the 1st (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Lake Claremont, Matilda Bay Reserve, Fremantle Prison, Bounce Inc Trampoline Park Cannington, Adventure World
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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