59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
2
Adelaide
— 6 nights
3
Hobart
— 6 nights
4
Launceston
— 3 nights
5
Melbourne
— 6 nights
6
Canberra
— 3 nights
7
Sydney
— 6 nights
8
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
9
Cairns
— 6 nights
10
Darwin
— 6 nights
11
Broome
— 3 nights
12
Margaret River
— 4 nights

3
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Women's Museum of Australia & Old Gaol Alice Springs and Hermannsburg Historic Precinct. Araluen Cultural Precinct and Yubu Napa Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Ochre Pits, try to win big at Lasseters Casino, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs online holiday maker.

Perth to Alice Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Perth to Alice Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in July, Alice Springs is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hermannsburg Historic Precinct
Highlights from your plan
Araluen Cultural Precinct ©
Araluen Cultural Precinct
Yubu Napa Art Gallery ©
Yubu Napa Art Gallery
Ochre Pits ©
Ochre Pits

6
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.
For shopping fun, head to North Terrace or Adelaide Arcade. Take a break from the city and head to Skydiving and Waterfall Gully. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of State Library of South Australia, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, get a taste of the local shopping with Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd, and contemplate the long history of Carrick Hill.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide trip builder site.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alice Springs in July, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Adelaide: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Adelaide

Shopping Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
North Terrace ©
North Terrace
Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill
Waterfall Gully ©
Waterfall Gully

6
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.
Head to Farm Gate Market and Salamanca Arts Centrefor plenty of shopping. Step out of the city life by going to Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Russell Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Cape Raoul (in Port Arthur), The Neck (in Bruny Island) and Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Richmond Gaol, admire the striking features of Constitution Dock, take a stroll through North Hobart, and brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Tasmania.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Hobart due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Hobart, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Russell Falls, Cape Raoul, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, The Neck, Seven Mile Beach
Highlights from your plan
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
The Neck ©
The Neck

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Iron Pot Bay Vineyard and Holm Oak Vineyards. Appreciate the collections at Franklin House and The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Loira Vines (in Sidmouth) and Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, don't miss a visit to The Town Clock, and stroll around Prince's Square.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Rowella, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Loira Vines, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Highlights from your plan
Tamar Ridge Cellar Door ©
Tamar Ridge Cellar Door
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard ©
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard
Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Holm Oak Vineyards

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like ArtVo and Immigration Museum. Escape the urban bustle at St Kilda Pier and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's lots more to do: engage your brain at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, make a trip to Collins St/Swanston St, contemplate the long history of St Paul's Cathedral, and browse the eclectic array of goods at South Melbourne Market.

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You can fly from Launceston to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Launceston in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Melbourne, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

St Kilda Pier
Highlights from your plan
ArtVo ©
ArtVo
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex and ANZAC Parade Walk. Your inner history buff will appreciate Lanyon Homestead and Mugga-Mugga Cottage. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Canberra: Bungendore Wood Works Gallery (in Bungendore) and Point Hut Crossing (in Gordon). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, explore the world behind art at Canberra Museum and Gallery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and steep yourself in history at Ginninderra Village.

Make your Canberra itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Canberra, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Mugga-Mugga Cottage, Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, Point Hut Crossing
Highlights from your plan
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Bungendore Wood Works Gallery ©
Bungendore Wood Works Gallery
Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex ©

6
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.
Head to Opal Minded and The Rocks Marketsfor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Zipline and The Gap Park. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, wander the streets of Cockle Bay Wharf, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and visit King Street.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sydney visit site.

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in August, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk ©
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sydney Jewish Museum ©
Sydney Jewish Museum

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 a sense of the local culture at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse and Watling Fine Art Galleries & Burleigh Framing. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kurrawa Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Springbrook National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Federation Walk Coastal Reserve, examine the collection at The Wax Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Opal Gallery.

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Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

6
nights
Cairns

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic Village Herberton and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Do your shopping at The Crystal Caves and Studio 49 Artisan Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (St Mary’s by The Sea chapel & Sunday Market Port Douglas), Emu Ridge Gallery (in Kuranda) and Yungaburra (Lake Barrine & The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Spy & Camera Museum, explore the world behind art at Samurai Gallery Australia, and hike along The Blue Arrow Circuit.

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Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in August, with highs in Cairns at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Yungaburra, Herberton, Emu Ridge Gallery, The Crystal Caves
Highlights from your plan
Lake Barrine ©
Lake Barrine
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands

6
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Visiting Wangi Falls and Florence Falls will get you outdoors. Appreciate the collections at Darwin Military Museum and Mbantua Fine Art Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Darwin: Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden (in Batchelor), Adelaide River War Cemetery (in Adelaide River) and Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve (in Humpty Doo). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Buley Rockhole, steep yourself in history at Star Village, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lameroo Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Darwin trip planning website.

Getting from Cairns to Darwin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Cairns in August, expect nights in Darwin to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden, Adelaide River War Cemetery, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery

3
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Museum-lovers will appreciate SSJG Heritage Centre Broome and The Courthouse Collection. Escape the urban bustle at Roebuck Bay and Broome Bird Observatory. There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Reddell Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Before you visit Broome, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Darwin to Broome in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Darwin to Broome is minus 1.5 hours. Traveling from Darwin in August, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Broome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay
Fishing Charters & Tours
SSJG Heritage Centre Broome ©
SSJG Heritage Centre Broome

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Dilkes-Hoffman Ceramics Studio and Glenellie Art Studio. Get a sense of the local culture at Water wheel and Ellensbrook Homestead. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: The Studio Gallery (in Yallingup) and Wise Wine (in Eagle Bay). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm, do a tasting at Amelia Park Wines, grab your bike and head to 10 Mile Brook Trail, and cruise along Caves Road.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Margaret River vacation maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Broome to Margaret River in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Wilyabrup, Firetail Wines, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Cape Grace Wines, Brown Hill Estate
Highlights from your plan
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Water wheel ©
Water wheel
Hamelin Bay Jetty ©
Hamelin Bay Jetty

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