59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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59 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive + ferry:  62​h
2
Rottnest Island
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Margaret River
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Albany
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  11​h 15​min
5
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Norfolk Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Eden
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
9
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Hobart
— 7 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  10​h
12
Port Campbell
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  44​h
End: Amsterdam

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Birdworld Kuranda. Discover out-of-the-way places like Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and Michaelmas Cay. Spend the 30th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral and hunt for treasures at Rusty's Market.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip maker .

Amsterdam, Holland to Cairns is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 9 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in December; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Tue) before leaving for Rottnest Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Kuranda
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda

2
nights
Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the activities along Porpoise Bay, take an in-depth tour of Rottnest Island Museum, then kick back and relax at Ricey Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Rocks. Keep things going the next day: stroll through The Basin, explore the activities along Jeannies Lookout, then enjoy the sand and surf at Salmon Bay, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Wadjemup Lighthouse.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rottnest Island trip site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cairns to Rottnest Island takes 62 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cairns to Rottnest Island due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairns in January, Rottnest Island is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
The Basin ©
The Basin
Ricey Beach ©
Ricey Beach
Cathedral Rocks ©
Cathedral Rocks

5
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Get a sense of the local culture at Redgate Wines and Brookwood Estate. We've included these beaches for you: Surfers Point and Cowaramup Bay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Cape Naturaliste (Sugarloaf Rock, Bunker Bay, & more), Happs Winery and Cellar Door (in Quindalup) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Busselton). There's lots more to do: stroll through Margaret River Mouth Beach, do a tasting at Juniper Margaret River, kick back and relax at Smiths Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Margaret River road trip planning site .

Getting from Rottnest Island to Margaret River by combination of ferry and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Outdoors Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Dunsborough, Yallingup, Providore, Redgate Wines
Highlights from your plan
Sugarloaf Rock ©
Sugarloaf Rock
Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point

4
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Get in touch with nature at Lowlands Beach and Greens Pool. Get a sense of the local culture at Forest Hill Vineyard and The Church of Saint John the Evangelist. Venture out of the city with trips to Denmark (Shelley Beach, Ocean Beach, & more), Granite Skywalk (in Porongurup National Park) and Bluff Knoll (in Stirling Range National Park). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cheynes Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and stroll through Cosy Corner Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Albany route tool .

You can drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. January in Albany sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Cheynes Beach, Bluff Knoll, Granite Skywalk,Castle Rock, Lowlands Beach
Highlights from your plan
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Cheynes Beach ©
Cheynes Beach
Lowlands Beach ©
Lowlands Beach

2
nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Burleigh Head National Park and Kurrawa Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Kirra Beach and Natural Bridge. Change things up with a short trip to Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Byron Bay (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Greenmount Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Albany to Gold Coast takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Albany in January: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 33°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

3
nights
Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island ©
Pine trees, rolling green hills, and dramatic cliffs typify Norfolk Island, an Australian offshore territory 1,412 km (877 mi) east of the mainland.
Visiting Emily Bay and Norfolk Island National Park & Botanic Garden will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Barnabas Chapel and Gallery Guava. There's lots more to do: stroll through Point Ross, explore the activities along Anson Bay, explore the different monuments and memorials at Norfolk Island Cemetery, and don't miss a visit to Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Norfolk Island itinerary app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Gold Coast to Norfolk Island in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Gold Coast to Norfolk Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gold Coast in January, you will find days in Norfolk Island are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery
St. Barnabas Chapel ©
St. Barnabas Chapel

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Shelly Beach (in Manly), Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & Wentworth Falls) and Palm Beach (in Palm Beach). There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Clovelly Beach, stroll through Australian Reptile Park, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney visit planning website .

You can fly from Norfolk Island to Sydney in 5 hours. Traveling from Norfolk Island to Sydney, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Norfolk Island, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Eden.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Australian Reptile Park, Terrigal Beach, Shelly Beach
Highlights from your plan
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

5
nights
Eden

Eden is a seaside holiday township and home to the whale-watching cruise.
Get some cultural insight at Killer Whale Museum and WW11 Bunker Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Pambula Beach and Short Point Recreation Reserve. Explore Eden's surroundings by going to Mimosa Rocks National Park (in Tanja), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Narooma) and Tathra (Tathra Memorial Gardens Walk & Kianinny Bay). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Pool, look for all kinds of wild species at Panboola Wetlands, delve into the lush surroundings at Genoa Peak Walk, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Davidson Whaling Station.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Eden trip builder website .

You can fly from Sydney to Eden in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, things will get little chillier in Eden: highs are around 28°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Eden

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Tathra, Bermagui, Short Point Recreation Reserve, On the Perch, Pambula Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Killer Whale Museum ©
Killer Whale Museum
Mimosa Rocks National Park ©
Mimosa Rocks National Park

2
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Escape the urban bustle at The Tamar Valley and Cataract Gorge Reserve. Do some cultural sightseeing at Delamere Vineyards and Bay of Fires Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Rowella (Iron Pot Bay Vineyard & Holm Oak Vineyards), Moores Hill Estate (in Sidmouth) and Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, and examine the collection at Franklin House.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Launceston trip maker site .

Fly from Eden to Launceston in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Eden in February, Launceston is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Rowella, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Moores Hill Estate, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, Bay of Fires Winery
Highlights from your plan
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Bay of Fires Winery ©
Bay of Fires Winery
Delamere Vineyards ©
Delamere Vineyards

4
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Spring Vale Wines. Relax by the water at Friendly Beaches and Wineglass Bay Lookout. Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, stroll through Wineglass Bay, and enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay online road trip planner .

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Freycinet, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Highlights from your plan
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

7
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Seven Mile Beach and Kingston Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Museum of Old and New Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River), Three Capes Track (in Port Arthur) and Eaglehawk Neck (Tessellated Pavement, Fortescue Bay, & more). Spend the 11th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, take a stroll through North Hobart, browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, and learn about winemaking at Every Man and His Dog Vineyard.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart road trip tool .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Richmond, Seven Mile Beach, Three Capes Track, Museum of Old and New Art
Highlights from your plan
North Hobart ©
North Hobart
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

5
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Relax by the water at Johanna Beach and Port Campbell precinct and foreshore. Take a break from the city and head to London Bridge and Gibsons Steps. Explore Port Campbell's surroundings by going to Hugs Across The Cosmos (in Lavers Hill), Beech Forest (The Redwoods & Triplet Falls) and Sheoak Falls (in Lorne). Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, identify plant and animal life at Childer's Cove, head outdoors with The Arch, and explore the activities along Bay of Martyrs.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell road trip website .

Getting from Hobart to Port Campbell by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Beech Forest, Sheoak Falls, Newtons Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery, Childer's Cove, Bay of Martyrs
Highlights from your plan
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

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