57 days in Australia Itinerary

57 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam
Train + Fly:  26 h
1
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h 30 min
4
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Maleny
— 5 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Fly + Shuttle:  8 h 15 min
8
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
9
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly + Train:  23 h 45 min
End: Amsterdam

5
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like South Australian Museum and Migration Museum. The Cedars and Langmeil Winery will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Johnston Oakbank Cellar Door (in Oakbank), National Motor Museum (in Birdwood) and Greenock (Ballycroft Vineyard and Cellars & Kalleske Wines). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, learn about winemaking at Rusden Wines, get engrossed in the history at Hans Heysen Art Studio, and make a trip to St Aloysius Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Adelaide sightseeing planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Adelaide is an approximately 26- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is 8.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tanunda, Greenock, McLaren Vale, Hahndorf, Martindale Hall Heritage Museum
Highlights from your plan
Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

8
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia and Duldig Studio. Venture out of the city with trips to National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven), Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (in Mornington) and Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit (in Ventnor). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, see the interesting displays at Fire Services Museum of Victoria, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, and learn something new at The Johnston Collection.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Melbourne online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Adelaide in September since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Jewish Holocaust Centre, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Koala Conservation Centre
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia ©
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

5
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Port Arthur Historic Site and Lady Franklin Gallery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and The Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Port Arthur (The Commandants House, Cape Raoul, &more), Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site (in Waddamana) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hobart trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daytime highs in Hobart are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)

5
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The National Pass and Old Wallerawang Station. Museum-lovers will get to explore Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Katoomba side-trips: Lennox Bridge (in Blaxland), Faulconbridge (Faulconbridge Cemetery & Corridor of Oaks) and Hartley Historic Village (in Little Hartley). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Blackfellows Hand Cave, examine the collection at Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Bonaventure's Church, and take in the exciting artwork at Gallery One88.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Katoomba trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Hobart to Katoomba takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Hobart in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Katoomba: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Lithgow, Faulconbridge, Wentworth Falls, Leura, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum
Highlights from your plan
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum ©
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

9
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.
Visit The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum for their historical value. Let the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Australian Museum capture your imagination. There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Becket Church, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art, and take in the exciting artwork at Brett Whiteley Studio.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Australian National Maritime Museum
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

6
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Queensland Art Gallery and Pioneer Cottage Buderim. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Caloundra RSL Military Display. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Point Cartwright (in Mooloolaba), Caloundra (Seaview Art Gallery, Queensland Air Museum, &more) and Qld MotorSport Museum (in Ipswich). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, visit a coastal fixture at Caloundra Lighthouses, admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, and see the interesting displays at Opal Museum.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Brisbane itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Caloundra, Warner Bros. Movie World, Point Cartwright, Pioneer Cottage Buderim, Fingal Head Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

5
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Mapleton Observatory and Artisans Gallery. Chenrezig Institute and Abbey Church will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Maleny: Nambour & District Historical Museum Assoc. Inc. (in Nambour), Parrots in Paradise (in Glass House Mountains) and Eumundi (Tina Cooper Gallery & Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Art on Cairncross, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ngungun, browse the exhibits of Montville Art Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Caboolture Warplane Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Maleny journey planner.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Maleny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Maleny sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Maleny

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Caboolture, Eumundi, Montville, Glass House Mountains, Yandina
Highlights from your plan
Mapleton Observatory ©
Mapleton Observatory
Chenrezig Institute ©
Chenrezig Institute
Artisans Gallery ©
Artisans Gallery

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Daintree Discovery Centre and Port Douglas Court House Museum. Daintree Entomological museum and Ngarru Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay), Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation). Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and head outdoors with Horses in Port.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas visit website.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Maleny to Port Douglas in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Maleny in October; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Cow Bay, Mossman Gorge Centre, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

5
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.
Let the collections at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Underart Gallery capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate St Monica's Cathedral and McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Mulgrave Settlers Museum in Gordonvale, approximately Gordonvale away. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Regency Jewellers Pty Ltd, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns online trip maker.

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Mulgrave Settlers Museum
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum ©
The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum

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