59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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59 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
2
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Canberra
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  12​h 15​min
7
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
8
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 45​min
11
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
12
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Perth

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Wobiri Beach and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

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Perth to Exmouth is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Perth in May, things will get a bit warmer in Exmouth: highs are around 33°C and lows about 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area ©

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from the city and head to Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Zoo. Shrine of Remembrance and National Sports Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Spend the 18th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and steep yourself in history at The Johnston Collection.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Melbourne attractions site .

Getting from Exmouth to Melbourne by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Exmouth to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Exmouth in May, you will find days in Melbourne are colder (20°C), and nights are a bit cooler (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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.
Visiting Canberra Centenary Trail and ANZAC Parade Walk will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore Australian War Memorial and Questacon. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, don't miss a visit to Mugga-Mugga Cottage, pause for some serene contemplation at St John the Baptist Church, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Australia.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Canberra road trip website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Canberra, with lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mugga-Mugga Cottage
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

5
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Appreciate the collections at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum. Escape the urban bustle at The National Pass and Grand Canyon track. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Katoomba: Perry's Lookdown (in Blackheath) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park). Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery One88, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, and get great views at The Three Sisters.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Katoomba route planner .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Katoomba takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Canberra in May; daily highs in Katoomba reach 24°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Kanangra-Boyd National Park, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum
Highlights from your plan
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Perry's Lookdown ©
Perry's Lookdown

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.
Appreciate the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Brett Whiteley Studio. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Spend the 4th (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Bradleys Head Trail. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, admire the masterpieces at White Rabbit Gallery, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 14°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Get outdoors at Ned's Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, and stroll through Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Take a break from the city and head to Sandy Cape Lighthouse and Lake McKenzie. We've included these beaches for you: Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 12.5 hours. June in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. You'll explore and learn at Village Gallery and Samurai Gallery Australia. Spend the 18th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, stroll through Yorkeys Knob Beach, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In June, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Fraser Island - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Crystal Cascades, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Ellis Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Relax by the water at Thornton Beach and Myall Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Daintree Discovery Centre and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Tribulation: Tranquility Falls (in Daintree) and Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Cow Bay Beach). Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Tribulation Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip maker site .

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Daintree
Highlights from your plan
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

5
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Des Spencer Galleries and Ngarru Gallery. Visit Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach for some beach relaxation. Spend the 27th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 28th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, look for gifts at With Sugar, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre, Wonga Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Visit Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Maguk Gorge and Kakadu National park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Wetlands, and make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) travel planning website .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Kakadu National park ©
Kakadu National park

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Get in touch with nature at Uluru and Kuniya Walk. Appreciate the collections at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, get outside with Walpa Gorge, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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