58 days in Australia Itinerary

58 days in Australia Itinerary

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58 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
7
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5​h 45​min
9
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
10
Cairns
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  4​h 45​min
11
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5​h
12
Brisbane
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + Ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
13
Fraser Island
— 6 nights
+3
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Lord Howe Island is known for beaches, trails, nature, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island online tour planner .

Brisbane to Lord Howe Island is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

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, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney itinerary planner .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin), Hassan's Wall (in Lithgow) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, get great views at The Three Sisters, and make a trip to Leura Cascades.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Katoomba driving holiday app .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Leura, Blackheath, The National Pass, Wentworth Falls, Bilpin Cider Company
Highlights from your plan
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

2
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.
On the 27th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Underground Spirits, and then engage your brain at Questacon.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Canberra trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Katoomba to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Katoomba in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Canberra, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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
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. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

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
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Raspins Beach (in Orford) and Port Arthur Historic Site (in Port Arthur). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, ponder the design of The Tasman Fountain, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Melbourne, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hobart, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Port Arthur Historic Site, Richmond Bridge, Raspins Beach
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

3
nights
Perth

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). There's lots more to do: walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, explore the activities along Swan River, contemplate the long history of The Bell Tower, and appreciate the history behind State War Memorial.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Perth holiday builder .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Perth takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Hobart to Perth. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hobart in March; daily highs in Perth reach 34°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Fremantle Prison
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

2
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, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary website .

Fly from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Perth in March, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 41°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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 Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach), Cape Tribulation (Cape Tribulation Beach & Myall Beach) and Diwan (Daintree Entomological museum & Alexandra Bay Waterfall). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Four Mile Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cairns journey planner .

Take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Get out of town with these interesting Airlie Beach side-trips: Hamilton Island (Hamilton Island Golf Club & Hamilton Island Marina). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Above & Below Photography Gallery, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip maker .

Getting from Cairns to Airlie Beach by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March in Airlie Beach, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Hamilton Island
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Caloundra Regional Art Gallery (in Caloundra) and SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba). There's lots more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, and get your game on at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Airlie Beach in March since evenings lows in Brisbane dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, SunJet Simulations
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

6
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, make a trip to K'gari, enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and stroll through Eli Creek.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fraser Island visit planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen

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