52 days in Australia Itinerary

52 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary planner

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Alice Springs
— 1 night
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Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
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Ceduna
— 2 nights
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Adelaide
— 6 nights
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Drive to Cape Jervis, Ferry to Kangaroo Island, Drive to Kangaroo Island
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Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
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Drive to Penneshaw Ferry Pier, Ferry to Cape Jervis Ferry Pier, Drive to Port Campbell
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Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
Ferry to Devonport, Drive to Hobart
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Hobart
— 4 nights
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Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Bus to Hobart, Fly to Canberra
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Canberra
— 5 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 nights
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Get outdoors at Uluru and Mutitjulu Waterhole. Bring the kids along to Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Field of Light. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, and hike along Kuniya Walk.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online day trip planner.

Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is somewhat warmer than Perth - with highs of 38°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:

Alice Springs

— 1 night

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
On the 22nd (Thu), steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:

Coober Pedy

— 2 nights
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Faye's Underground Home and Old Timers Mine. Get in touch with nature at Josephine's Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage and Umoona Opal Mine & Museum. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park, stop by Opalios, contemplate the long history of The Big Miner, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Coober Pedy trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Alice Springs to Coober Pedy takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Coober Pedy can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ceduna.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:

Ceduna

— 2 nights
Ceduna is a town in South Australia located on the shores of Murat Bay on the west coast of Eyre Peninsula. On the 26th (Mon), hike along Goog's Track, take some stellar pictures from Head of Bight, and then admire the masterpieces at Arts Ceduna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): examine the collection at Woolshed Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ceduna online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Coober Pedy to Ceduna takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Coober Pedy in October, things will get slightly colder in Ceduna: highs are around 30°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Ceduna

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:

Adelaide

— 6 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Carrick Hill and St Peter's Cathedral. We've included these beaches for you: Henley Beach and Maslin Beach. Step out of Adelaide with an excursion to Aldinga Beach in Aldinga Beach--about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum, and get your bearings at State Library of South Australia.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip itinerary website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ceduna to Adelaide. Traveling from Ceduna in October, expect nights in Adelaide to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 2:

Kangaroo Island

— 3 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 3rd (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Little Sahara, then get to know the resident critters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Will's Rare Breeds Farm.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island travel route planner.

Getting from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 5:

Port Campbell

— 3 nights
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Port Campbell National Park and Port Campbell precinct and foreshore. Change things up with a short trip to Simpson Desert in Simpson (about 16h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Gibsons Steps, take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and do a tasting at Newtons Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery.

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

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Port Campbell takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kangaroo Island to Port Campbell is 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:

Melbourne

— 6 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Patrick's Cathedral and Old Melbourne Gaol. Explore hidden gems such as Brighton Beach and Balloon Rides. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, engage your brain at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and see the interesting displays at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner.

You can drive from Port Campbell to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Melbourne sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 14:

Hobart

— 4 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Richmond Gaol. Attractions like Seven Mile Beach and MARITIME MUSEUM OF TASMANIA make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Three Capes Track (in Port Arthur) and Raptor Refuge (in Kettering). And it doesn't end there: stop by North Hobart, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and contemplate the long history of Runnymede House.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hobart trip maker.

Getting from Melbourne to Hobart by combination of ferry and car takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect nights in Hobart to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 15 — 19:

Coles Bay

— 5 nights
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.
Visit Friendly Beaches and Hazards Beach for some beach relaxation. Bring the kids along to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Freycinet National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: St Marys (St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers & Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get great views at Whalers Lookout, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and examine the collection at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay vacation planner.

Drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 24:

Canberra

— 5 nights

The Bush Capital

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Floriade and Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Explore hidden gems such as ANZAC Parade Walk and Canberra Reptile Zoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Canberra: Jeir Creek Wines (in Murrumbateman), Paddys River (Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex & Pierces Creek Forest) and Wee Jasper Reserves (in Wee Jasper). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, examine the collection at National Bonsai & Penjing Collection, identify plant and animal life at Cotter Reserve, and engage your brain at Questacon.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Canberra trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Coles Bay to Canberra in 9.5 hours. November in Canberra sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 29:

Sydney

— 9 nights

The Harbour City

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 some cultural insight at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sydney Harbour Circle Walk and Anzac Memorial. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Bronte Beach, identify plant and animal life at North Head Sanctuary, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarama Beach.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sydney itinerary planner.

You can fly from Canberra to Sydney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Canberra in November, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 8:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.