59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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59 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Melbourne
— 11 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Albury
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Wollongong
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Byron Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
10
Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
11
Yeppoon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
12
Mackay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
13
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
14
Townsville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
15
Mission Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
16
Cairns
— 9 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

11
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and William Ricketts Sanctuary. For shopping fun, head to Art Gallery of Ballarat or South Melbourne Market. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Brighton Beach (in Brighton), Bells Beach (in Torquay) and Split Point Lighthouse (in Aireys Inlet). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at ArtVo, and see the interesting displays at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Melbourne driving holiday planning app .

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in June: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Albury.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Geelong Adventure Specialists, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Jewish Holocaust Centre, Stonehouse Gallery and Shop, Brighton Beach
Highlights from your plan
William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach

1
night
Albury

Albury ©
Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. On the 24th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Yackandandah Museum, then stroll through Murray River Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Wonga Wetlands.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Albury online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Albury takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Albury

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Yackandandah Museum
Highlights from your plan
Wonga Wetlands ©
Wonga Wetlands

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 25th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, then steep yourself in history at Lanyon Homestead, and then identify plant and animal life at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Canberra route planner.

You can drive from Albury to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Albury in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 0°C in Canberra. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Wollongong.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Lanyon Homestead ©
Lanyon Homestead

few
hours
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the galleries of Wollongong Art Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Wollongong Head Lighthouse, and then let little ones run wild at Stuart Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Wollongong day trip planning website .

You can drive from Canberra to Wollongong in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Canberra in June; daily highs in Wollongong reach 20°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Sydney.

Things to do in Wollongong

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Wollongong Head Lighthouse ©
Wollongong Head Lighthouse
Wollongong Art Gallery ©
Wollongong Art Gallery

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sydney Jewish Museum and Customs House. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Faulconbridge (Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum & Faulconbridge Cemetery), Leura Mall (in Leura) and Palm Beach (in Palm Beach). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Bronte Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sydney visit planner.

Traveling by train from Wollongong to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Wollongong in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Faulconbridge, Wentworth Falls, Terrigal Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

3
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 4th (Sat), examine the collection at Port Macquarie Museum, then explore the world behind art at The Slim Dusty Centre, and then putt your heart out at Port Macquarie Driving Range and Mini Golf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Mid North Coast Maritime Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then identify plant and animal life at Googik heritage Trail, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Anglican Church.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Port Macquarie takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Sydney in July, plan for slightly colder days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Slim Dusty Centre
Highlights from your plan
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
The Slim Dusty Centre ©
The Slim Dusty Centre
Mid North Coast Maritime Museum ©
Mid North Coast Maritime Museum

2
nights
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Two Tails Wines and then delve into the lush surroundings at Korora Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Coffs Creek Walk and Cycleway, then brush up on your military savvy at Frank Partridge VC Military Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Bowraville Folk Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Coffs Harbour day trip website .

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in July, expect nights in Coffs Harbour to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Museums Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Bowraville, Two Tails Wines, Raleigh Vineyard & Winery, The Yellow Shed
Highlights from your plan
Frank Partridge VC Military Museum ©
Bowraville Folk Museum ©
Bowraville Folk Museum
Korora Lookout ©
Korora Lookout

5
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cape Byron Walking Track and Kayaking & Canoeing. Head to Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective and The Byron Bay Book Exchangefor some retail therapy. Explore Byron Bay's surroundings by going to Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head), Hastings Point Headland (in Hastings Point) and Pippi Beach (in Yamba). The adventure continues: gear up at Gear Rentals, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, trot along with a tour on horseback, and enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Byron Bay trip planner .

You can drive from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Byron Bay are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Hastings Point Headland, Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Heritage Aviation Museum, Fingal Head Lighthouse, Pippi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Maroochydore Beach and Marcoola Beach. Do your shopping at State Library Of Queensland and Caboolture Regional Art Gallery and Library. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach), Mooloolaba (Point Cartwright & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Daisy Hill Conservation Park (in Daisy Hill). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Mount Coolum, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nepalese Pagoda, and see the interesting displays at Bribie Island Seaside Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane day trip website .

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Byron Bay in July, Brisbane is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Caboolture, Mooloolaba, Mount Coolum, Daisy Hill Conservation Park, Marcoola Beach
Highlights from your plan
Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mount Coolum ©
Mount Coolum

3
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
You'll explore and learn at Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum and Palace Backpackers Memorial. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary. When in Hervey Bay, make a side trip to see Brierley Wines in Childers, approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Burrum Heads Beach, take an in-depth tour of Customs House Interpretive Centre, and admire the striking features of Maryborough City Hall.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hervey Bay trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Brisbane to Hervey Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Yeppoon.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Maryborough, Childers, Burrum Heads Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum ©
Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum ©

1
night
Yeppoon

Yeppoon
Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Jim Crow National Park.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yeppoon trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hervey Bay to Yeppoon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. July in Yeppoon sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Yeppoon

Parks Nature

1
night
Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. On the 24th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Big On Shoes (Formerly Known As Fredericks Showcase Space), then stroll around Gooseponds, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lamberts Lookout, and finally examine the collection at Melba House.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mackay road trip planning tool .

Getting from Yeppoon to Mackay by car takes about 4 hours. In July in Mackay, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Mackay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Melba House
Highlights from your plan

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, view the masterpieces at Above & Below Photography Gallery, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On your second day here, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, hike along Whitsunday Great Walk, and then hunt for treasures at Lions Airlie Beach Markets.

To find out how to plan a trip to Airlie Beach, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Mackay to Airlie Beach in 2 hours. Traveling from Mackay in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Airlie Beach, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): trek along Alligator Falls Track, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Strand, then steep yourself in history at Kissing Point Fort, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at The Drill Hall Studio, hike along Many Peaks Walking Track, and then identify plant and animal life at Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Townsville planning tool .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Townsville by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in July, you will find days in Townsville are somewhat warmer (29°C), and nights are little chillier (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Alligator Falls Track, Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum, Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strand ©
The Strand
Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park ©
Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park
The Drill Hall Studio ©
The Drill Hall Studio

1
night
Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
On the 29th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Djiru National Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mission Beach trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Townsville to Mission Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Djiru National Park ©
Djiru National Park

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre and The Crystal Caves. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Samurai Gallery Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Safaris (in Port Douglas), Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, and take in the dramatic natural features at Babinda Boulders.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns day trip planner.

Drive from Mission Beach to Cairns in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mareeba, Kuranda, The Crystal Caves, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Babinda Boulders
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands

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