50 days in Australia Itinerary

50 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
3
Hobart
— 5 nights
4
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
5
Port Campbell
— 4 nights
6
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
7
Margaret River
— 4 nights
8
Albany
— 3 nights
9
Darwin
— 3 nights
10
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
11
Cairns
— 4 nights
12
Airlie Beach
— 5 nights

2
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Burleigh Heads Beach and Kirra Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Robina Town Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Byron Bay (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Cape Byron Walking Track). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park and kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast online travel route builder.

Newark, USA to Gold Coast is an approximately 26-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Gold Coast is 15 hours. Traveling from Newark in November, expect Gold Coast to be much warmer, temps between °F and °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Byron Bay
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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.
Head to ATTY Gallery and Brett Whiteley Studiofor some retail therapy. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls) and Katoomba (Blue Mountains & Gallery One88). The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, steep yourself in history at Justice & Police Museum, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner.

Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Sydney are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

5
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.
Maritime Museum of Tasmania and Salamanca Arts Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Food Tours. There's still lots to do: take a memorable excursion with Day Trips, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip builder website.

You can fly from Sydney to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in November, things will get a bit cooler in Hobart: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wineglass Bay Lookout and East Coast Natureworld. Take a break from the city and head to Freycinet National Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, and don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge. Get outdoors at Port Campbell National Park and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Campbell: Apollo Bay (Mait's Rest & Great Ocean Walk) and Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, identify plant and animal life at Gibsons Steps, and don't miss a visit to The Grotto.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Coles Bay to Port Campbell takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Cape Otway Lightstation, Childer's Cove, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get outdoors at Seal Bay Conservation Park and Admirals Arch. Discover out-of-the-way places like Flinders Chase National Park and Remarkable Rocks. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

4
nights
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 some cultural insight at Wine Tours & Tastings and JahRoc Galleries. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake Cave and Kayaking & Canoeing. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Yallingup (Canal Rocks & Ngilgi Cave), Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough) and Jewel Cave (in Augusta). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Caves Road, explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gnarabup Beach, and kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Margaret River attractions site.

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River in 25 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River is minus 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Yallingup, Meelup Beach, Jewel Cave
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 1:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station and then kick back and relax at Greens Pool. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Emu Point, and then kick back and relax at Little Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Albany tour itinerary builder 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. In December, daily temperatures in Albany can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Darwin.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Greens Pool
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre

3
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.
Defence of Darwin Experience and Darwin Aviation Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Litchfield National Park and Crocosaurus Cove. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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

Traveling by flight from Albany to Darwin takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Albany to Darwin, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Albany in December: highs in Darwin hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Ngarru Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Mossman Gorge Centre and Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, stop by With Sugar, see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef, and look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas route builder app.

You can fly from Darwin to Port Douglas in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin to Port Douglas, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. December in Port Douglas sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Daintree National Park
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Paronella Park (in Mena Creek) and Babinda Boulders (in Babinda). Spend the 14th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, make a trip to Captain Cook Highway Rock Stacks, and take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns visit planning tool.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December in Cairns, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Paronella Park, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Babinda Boulders
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hill Inlet. Visit Whitehaven Beach and Catseye Beach for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Airlie Beach, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Whitsunday Island, Catseye Beach
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet

Similar plans

52 days in Australia BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 59 days in Australia BY A USER FROM TURKEY April, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: April, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: May, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 51 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, historic sites Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 51 days in Australia & Indonesia BY A USER FROM INDIA November, popular & hidden gems Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, kids, popular sights Preferences: August, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 59 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, teens, popular sights Preferences: January, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, teens, hidden gems Preferences: February, teens Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 59 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Australia & New Zealand BY A USER FROM EGYPT June, teens, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: June, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 52 days in Asia & South Pacific BY A USER FROM FRANCE November, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 51 days in South Pacific & Asia BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans