58 days in Australia Itinerary

58 days in Australia Itinerary

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58 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
foot + Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Canberra
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Newcastle
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
9
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
10
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly + foot:  24​h
End: Birmingham

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah), Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). The adventure continues: walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and kick back and relax at Pinnaroo Point Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Perth itinerary tool .

Birmingham, UK to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Birmingham to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Birmingham in February, things will get much warmer in Perth: highs are around 38°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Fremantle Prison, Caversham Wildlife Park, Pinnaroo Point Beach, Lake Claremont
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Port Arthur (Three Capes Track & Port Arthur Historic Site). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart attractions planner.

You can fly from Perth to Hobart in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Hobart. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Perth in February, with highs in Hobart at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Richmond Bridge, Kingston Beach
Highlights from your plan
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Shrine of Remembrance, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Hobart in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Melbourne, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

4
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, nature, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and engage your brain at Questacon.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra trip planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Canberra can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney tour site .

You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in February since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

5
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ernest Hill Wines (in Nulkaba), Jimmy's Beach (in Hawks Nest) and Pokolbin (Harkham Wines, Helicopter Tours, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk, stroll through Bagnalls Beach Reserve, enjoy the sea views from Norah Head Lighthouse, and take in the waterfront activity at Watt Street Wharf.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Newcastle road trip app .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Newcastle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Newcastle are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pokolbin, Little Beach Reserve, Speers Point Park, Bagnalls Beach Reserve, Jimmy's Beach
Highlights from your plan
Harkham Wines ©
Harkham Wines
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head

5
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Cape Byron Lighthouse (in Byron Bay) and Watersports Guru (in Kingscliff). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park, get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction, make a splash at Dreamworld, and enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Climb.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast travel route site .

You can fly from Newcastle to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Watersports Guru
Highlights from your plan
Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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 Maleny (Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World & Gerrards Lookout) and Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach, SunJet Simulations, & more). And it doesn't end there: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, and get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Maleny, Moffat Beach
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

5
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Tribulation (Cape Tribulation Beach & Myall Beach), Diwan (Daintree Entomological museum & Alexandra Bay Waterfall) and Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and stop by Funstuff by Lynda.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas holiday builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Brisbane to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Port Douglas, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and make a trip to Green Island.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Macalister Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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