50 days in Australia Itinerary

50 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Perth
— 7 nights
2
Adelaide
— 7 nights
3
Melbourne
— 8 nights
4
Sydney
— 8 nights
5
Brisbane
— 6 nights
6
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
7
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
8
Townsville
— 2 nights
9
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
10
Cairns
— 5 nights

7
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Get some historical perspective at The Fremantle Round House and Perth War Cemetery and Annex. St. George's Cathedral and Scitech are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Featured Wood Gallery & Museum (in Australind), Fremantle (WA Maritime Museum & Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, identify plant and animal life at Caversham Wildlife Park, and make a trip to Wesley Church Fremantle.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Perth tour planner.

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 8 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in February, with highs in Perth at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Scarborough Beach, Perth War Cemetery and Annex, Cottesloe Beach, Koombana Bay
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 9:
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St. George's Cathedral ©
St. George's Cathedral
Scitech ©
Scitech
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral

7
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.
State Library of South Australia and National Motor Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Murray Street Vineyards and Carrick Hill. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Gawler (Gawler Railway Station & St George's Anglican Church), Hahndorf (Beerenberg Farm & The Cedars) and Tanunda (Peter Lehmann Wines, Rockford Winery, &more). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Aldinga Beach, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read Adelaide trip site.

Getting from Perth to Adelaide by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Perth to Adelaide. While traveling from Perth, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Adelaide, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Tanunda, McLaren Vale, Port Adelaide, Glenelg, Gawler
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 16:
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State Library of South Australia ©
State Library of South Australia
National Motor Museum ©
National Motor Museum
Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill

8
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some cultural insight at ArtVo and William Ricketts Sanctuary. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia and Australian Sports Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven), National Wool Museum (in Geelong) and Split Point Lighthouse (in Aireys Inlet). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, take in nature's colorful creations at Rippon Lea Estate, examine the collection at Bendigo Pottery, and get to know the fascinating history of Rosalind Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide to Melbourne, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bendigo, Fossil Beach, Heidelberg Historical Society Museum, Rippon Lea Estate, National Vietnam Veterans Museum
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 24:
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ArtVo ©
ArtVo
William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

8
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hyde Park Barracks and Sydney Jewish Museum. Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk and Nan Tien Temple will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Wollongong (Wollongong Head Lighthouse & Breakwater Battery Military Museum), Newcastle (Miss Porter's House & Newcastle Museum) and Miners Tribute Monument (in Tarrawanna). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, admire the striking features of Anzac Memorial, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap Park, and don't miss a visit to Leura Cascades.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sydney online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in February, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Wollongong, Newcastle, Katoomba, Leura Cascades, Manly Quarantine Station
Find places to stay Feb 24 — Mar 3:
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Anzac Memorial ©
Anzac Memorial
Historical Aircraft Restoration Society ©
Historical Aircraft Restoration Society

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) and Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like State Library Of Queensland and Queensland Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Cobb+Co Museum (in Toowoomba), Queensland Air Museum (in Caloundra) and Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of West End, make a trip to Anzac Square & Memorial Galleries, examine the collection at The Workshops Rail Museum, and go for a walk through New Farm River Walk.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cobb+Co Museum, Queensland Air Museum, Mooloolaba Beach, The Workshops Rail Museum
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) ©
Boggo Road Gaol (Jail)
Cobb+Co Museum ©
Cobb+Co Museum
Queensland Air Museum ©
Queensland Air Museum

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Whitsunday Island trip itinerary site.

Fly from Brisbane to Whitsunday Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 10:
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet

2
nights
Airlie Beach

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.
On the 11th (Wed), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, thentake an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach attractions planner.

You can take a bus from Whitsunday Island to Airlie Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 12:
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Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Kayaking & Canoeing
Spas

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Cleveland Lighthouse, go for a walk through Castle Hill, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Museum of Tropical Queensland. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Billabong Sanctuary, thenmake a trip to Riverway, and then don't miss a visit to Jezzine Barracks.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Townsville route tool.

You can drive from Airlie Beach to Townsville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Townsville are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 14:
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Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Riverway ©
Riverway

2
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.
On the 15th (Sun), explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Townsville to Port Douglas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In March, daytime highs in Port Douglas are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Spas
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Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel ©
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Atherton Tablelands. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Palm Cove Beach about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, have fun at Muddy's Playground, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns travel route planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March in Cairns, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 21:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum ©
The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

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